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 […]

The German Museum of Packaging – Heidelberg

German Museum of Packaging - Photo courtesy Heidelberg-Marketing.de..

How packaging tells us of Consumer Culture throughout History: The German Museum of Packaging does not seem to be the kind of place that travellers would be interested in on a Heidelberg holiday. But don’t be deceived by the name – The German Museum of Packaging is quite a unique and interesting museum that’s not […]

Heidelberg’s Atmospheric Weihnachtsmarkt

Heidelberg Christmas Market - Market Square

Heidelberg’s Christmas market (Weihnachtsmarkt) is spread over five city squares in the Old Town. There are 140 booths throughout the picturesque, winding lanes of the Old Town, bound to set visitors in the mood for the Yuletide season.

Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum in Rüdesheim

Siegfried Mechanical Music Museum

Siegfried’s has the largest collection of mechanical music boxes: Rüdesheim is a popular stop on any Rhine River cruise and one of the sightseeing attractions in this riverside town is Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum. This is the first museum collection of automated musical instruments in Germany and holds an impressive collection. Siegfried’s Mechanical Music […]

Travel to Cologne | Rhine River Cruise

Cologne Cathedral

A city of towering spires: As our riverboat approaches the city of Cologne, the three landmark buildings that stand out boldly from the Rhine River are the towering spires of Cologne Cathedral, the Groß St. Martin and the Rathaus.  We hop into little green and gold trains which at first sight look and feel a […]

Neuschwanstein fairytale castle

King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein castle

Mad Ludwig’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Schloss: Many people are familiar with the alluring fairytale Castle of Neuschwanstein as it has graced the cover of many travel brochures, been featured in airline advertisements and is the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.  It is also famous as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. Set against a picturesque […]

Rüdesheim on the Rhine

Rüdesheim, Rhineland's best wine village

A Night of Fireworks and Rheingau wines: Rüdesheim is one of the Rhineland’s best known wine villages and has many attractions. This charming village is on the route of many Rhine river cruises and as passengers disgorge from their river boats, they are brought to Drosselgasse where they can stroll along the cobbled-stone streets and […]

River cruises | Rhine river cruise

Rhine river cruise

Independent Rhine river cruises: River cruises have become a very popular travel alternative these day and is a keen competitor to the coach tour holidays for people who prefer organised holidays. The Rhine is of course one of the the main rivers where river cruises operate as the scenery along the Rhine is simply spectacular.  […]