Munich’s Famous Hofbrauhaus

Hofbrauhaus am Platzl, Munich

The Hofbrauhaus – A Popular Beer Hall and Tourist Attraction: The Hofbrauhaus am Platzl has a reputation of being one of Munich’s most popular beer halls and a great tourist attraction. It was based on this reputation that we were seduced into joining in an evening dinner here, even though we expected that the mostly […]

Schloss Charlottenburg – Berlin’s Largest Royal Palace

Schloss-Charlottenburg - Courtesy GNTB

Schloss Charlottenburg – Berlin’s largest royal palace of the Hohenzollern Dynasty: If listening to Baroque and classical music in a majestic royal palace pulls at your chords, then Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin’s largest royal palace, must be one of the magnificent venues to do this. Music at Charlottenburg The Berliner Residenz Orchester chamber orchestra performs a […]

The Cutest Devil in Lübeck

St Mary's Church Devil, Lubeck

The Legend of the Lübeck Devil and St. Mary’s Church The medieval town of Lübeck has many tales and legends and one that is popularly told to most visitors is that of the cute little devil, sitting on a stone outside Marienkirche (St. Mary’s Church). About Lübeck’s Devil at St. Mary’s As the legend goes, […]

Oktoberfest 2012 – Traditional Oktoberfest Beer Tents

Schottenhamel Oktoberfest Tent

Some Traditional Beer Tents at Munich Oktoberfest: There are many beer tents at Oktoberfest, each one offering visitors to the world’s most famous beer festival a particular experience, taste sensation, and of course beer. To check out the scene at some of the traditional Oktoberfest beer tents, we pay a visit to a few of […]

Schleißheim Palaces – Munich

Schloss Schleißheim - Munich

A complex of Three Palaces: Schloss Schleißheim is a complex of three palaces set in a grand Baroque park in the village of Oberschleißheim in the northern edge of Munich. The Old Schloss Schleissheim began as a country house and hermitage built by Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria. From an early stage, the Duke renounced […]

Munich Residenz – the Largest City Palace in Germany

Munich Residenz

Munich Residenz was the seat of Bavarian Dukes, Electors and Kings: The Munich Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany. It served as the seat of government and the residence of Bavarian dukes, electors and kings for 410 years, from 1508 to 1918. What began as a small moated castle in 1385 at the […]

Schloss Nymphenburg – Munich's Favourite Palace

Schloss Nymphenburg - Munich

Nymphenburg Palace is one of the most Beautiful Palaces in Europe: One of the favourite Munich attractions, and said to be one of Europe’s most beautiful palaces is the Schloss Nymphenburg. This Baroque palace, set in the western part of Munich, was the summer residence of Bavarian monarchs for generations. Schloss Nymphenburg was a gift […]

Enjoy Classical Music in Historic Berlin Churches

Berliner Dom

Berlin Classical Concerts in Historical Churches: From the number of classical music festivals and evening concerts held in Berlin each summer, it’s obvious that Berlin is a city that loves its classical music. Annual summer music festivals like the Fête de la Musique, Classic Open Air, Berlin Klassiktage and Musikfest Berlin are just a few […]

Interesting and Fun Facts About Berlin Attractions

Friedrichstadt-Palast © GNTB/Merten, Hans Peter

Some Interesting and Fun Facts for your Berlin Holiday: Berlin is an interesting city on many fronts.  For your next Berlin holiday, here are some interesting facts about Berlin attractions that you may visit: Many of the city’s landmarks go back to the time of the Prussian kings from the House of Hohenzoller. During the […]