Berliner Philharmonie – Home to Europe’s Finest Orchestra

Berliner Philharmonie and Chamber Music Hall

Philharmonie Enjoys the Rare Distinction of Having great Acoustics and Architecture: Berliner Philharmonie is home to one of Europe’s finest philharmonic orchestras. The Philharmonie was designed by Hans Scharoun and built between 1960 and 1963. It opened on October 15, 1963, with a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan, a […]

Enjoy Classical Music in the Home of Prussian Kings

Schloss-Charlottenburg - Courtesy GNTB

Schloss Charlottenburg was home to Many Prussian Kings and Queens: If you’re looking to enjoy some classical concerts in Berlin, there’s no more majestic venue to do this than at Schloss Charlottenburg. Charlottenburg Palace is Berlin’s largest royal palace and the only surviving building in the city which dates back to the time of the […]

Schweine Museum – The Largest Pig Museum in the World

Schweine Museum - Stuttgart

Stuttgart’s Unique Pig Museum Tells All About Pigs: Stuttgart’s Schweine Museum it seems is the largest pig museum in the world, with more than 37,000 sculptures, prints, paintings and documents from all around the globe covering all manner of pig facts. Schweine Museum In an exhibition space of over 800m² are 26 themed rooms dedicated […]

Bierbörse is not a Beer Stock Market!

Bierbörse Beer Markets

Bierbörse – a Franchise Arrangement that Organizes Beer Markets: If you’re travelling through Germany in the summer months and see Bierbörse beer festivals in cities like Cologne, Leipzig, Mainz and Bonn, etc., these beer markets are actually organized under a franchise system.  Bierbörse it seems is Europe’s first open air event which is distributed under […]

Passau Cruises from the Town of Three Rivers

Passau City from the River

Danube River Sightseeing Tours from Passau : Located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers, Passau is often referred to as the “Town of Three Rivers”.  So, it would seem appropriate on any visit to Passau, that a river sightseeing tour of Passau should be on the itinerary. Passau is a regular […]

A Mozart Festival at the Würzburg Residenz

Kaisersaal - Würzburg-Residenz

On the Trail of Mozart in Würzburg : Since 1921, Würzburg has been hosting an annual Mozart Festival at its famous Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO world heritage site, and at many other venues throughout the city. But Mozart did not have any personal links with Würzburg, so how did this month-long festival come to find […]

On the Trail of White Gold – North Bavaria and Thuringia

Meissen Porcelain Museum - Courtesy GNTB

890 km of Porcelain Trails: Visitors to the Northern Bavarian and Thuringia regions can travel along two scenic tourist routes which links places of interest associated with the manufacture of porcelain or White Gold as they were referred to 300 years ago. As early as the beginning of the 13th century, European royalty had been […]

Pfund Molkerei – The World’s Most Beautiful Dairy Shop

Pfund Molkerei - Dresden

The Guinness Book of Records has Pfund Molkerei as the World’s Most Beautiful Dairy Shop: Porto in Portugal has the most beautiful bookshop in the world, but Dresden certainly has the “most beautiful dairy shop in the world”. But don’t take my word for it – check it out for yourself in the 1998 entry […]

An Elbe River Cruise in a Historic Paddle Steamer

Paddle-Steamer at Dresden

The Oldest and Largest Paddle Steamer fleet in the world: Long before the Elbe River became home to the very popular European river cruises of today, steamships have been plying the Elbe transporting goods and passenger traffic. In fact, it has been 174 years since royal assent was given for paddle-steamers to operate on the […]

Discover the Rheingau Riesling Route

Rhine Riesling Route

A region rich in history, traditions and legends, not to mention great wines: The Rheingau Riesling Route stretches over 70 km from Lorchhausen to Florsheim and is a region that’s rich in history, traditions and legends, not to mention the great rieslings. The Romans left a rich legacy of architectural and cultural monuments and visitors […]