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 […]

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 […]

Visiting Cologne on a Rhine River Cruise

Cologne Cathedral

COLOGNE IS 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 […]

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 […]

Rhine River Cruises with KD Rhine

Rhine river cruise

RHINE RIVER CRUISES YOU CAN DO ON YOUR OWN: 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 […]

Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau water-colour facades

Oberammergau’s world famous Passion Play: Oberammergau, a small colourful alpine town in Germany is inundated by visitors once every ten years.  This town is world famous for its Passion Play, a play about the “Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ”. Oberammergau began out of a desperate promise that the people made if their village […]

Monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I (Emperor William)

Kaiser Wilhelm monument at the Deutsche Ecke, Coblenz

Monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I (Emperor William) at the Deutsche Ecke, Koblenz See our Photos of Kaiser Wilhelm’s Monument HERE RIVER CRUISE GUIDE Bank (Moselle) Left KM 592 Rhein Altitude m/ft Population N/A   Archbishop Diether von Trier donated a small part of the landed estates of St Castor Monastery to the Knights of the […]

Travel to Germany

Reichstag, the German Parliament in Berlin

Germany: a country that’s a lot more than Beer, Lederhosen and Cuckoo Clocks! Most people associate travel to Germany with either big modern cities and Mercedes thrashing down autobahns or quaint wood-beamed houses, men in lederhosen and buxom barmaids holding gigantic steins of beer in each hand while cuckoo clocks chime in the background. OK, […]