A Wonderful Christmas Experience at Käthe Wohlfahrt

Käthe Wohlfahrt Weihnachtsdorf

KATHE WOHLFAHRT STORES ARE THEMSELVES A TOURIST ATTRACTION: Rothenburg ob der Tauber was one of the stops on our German Christmas Markets tour. We like this medieval walled city very much and so we were thrilled to be making a stop in this city. There are lots to see and do in Rothenburg, but the […]

Getting Your VAT Refund Stamp on Road Travel

Stuhlingen Customs Office

GETTING YOUR VAT REFUND STAMP IS NOT SO EASY WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELLING BY ROAD: As most keen shoppers from non-EU countries would know, to be eligible for VAT refund on your purchases in the EU, you must firstly obtain Customs verification of your VAT refund forms. As the Tax Refund agencies will quickly point out […]

Käthe Wohlfahrt – A Famous Christmas Shop in Heidelberg

Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Shop

Käthe Wohlfahrt Has All Kinds of Christmas Decorations for Your Christmas Tree and Home: Heidelberg is packed with wonderful shops and anyone walking along the Hauptstrasse and its side streets will discover this very quickly. One of the shops that is very popular with ladies and children is Käthe Wohlfahrt which specializes in Christmas decorations. […]

The Student Kiss – A Heidelberg Tradition

Heidelberg Kiss

The Legend of the Heidelberg Student Kiss: Heidelberg has many sweet shops and one of the more interesting chocolate shops is Heidelberger Studentenkuß. Located at Haspelgasse 16 in the heart of the old town centre of Heidelberg, Heidelberger Studentenkuss is a popular chocolate shop with a nice legend attached to it. Heidelberger Studentenkuss Heidelberg’s Student […]

Ingolstadt Village – Ingolstadt Shopping Village

Ingoldstadt Village, Germany

Ingolstadt Village is a Designer Shopping Outlet in Audi city: Ingolstadt Village is the second of Chic Outlet Shopping’s German designer discount outlets.  This designer outlet is a convenient location for savvy shopper’s living between Munich and Nuremberg.  There are 100 luxury outlet boutiques here with prices discounted by up to 60%. If you need […]

Mädler Passage – A Magnificent Leipzig Shopping Arcade

Mädler Passage, Leipzig © Travel Signposts

Mädler Passage Is Beautiful Shopping Arcade in the Heart of Historic Leipzig: Mädler Passage is one of Leipzig’s most magnificent city arcades and there are many reasons why locals use this arcade and why visitors to Leipzig might want to visit this arcade. This Mädler Passage is an L-shaped arcade which fronts onto Grimmaische Strasse […]

Christmas Markets in Cologne, the Cathedral City – 2014

Cologne Cathedral Christmas Market

Cologne – a Popular Destination at Christmas Time: With no fewer than seven Christmas markets, the cathedral city of Cologne is a popular destination at Christmas time. Christmas Market at Cologne Cathedral (24 Nov 2014 – 23 Dec 2014) Cologne’s main Christmas market, the Weihnachtsmarkt am Kolner Dom, is set against the magnificent backdrop of […]

4711 – Cologne’s Original Eau de Cologne

4711 Cologne Fountain - © Travel Signposts

A Visit to 4711 Eau de Cologne, the city’s oldest internationally famous brands: Eau de Cologne was first invented in the city of Cologne in 1709 when Johann Maria Farina named his elixir Eau de Cologne (Water of Cologne) in honour of his new home. He had moved to Cologne from Santa Maria Maggiore by […]

The Crossed Swords of Meissen Porcelain

Meissen figurines..

How to tell the markings on your Meissen porcelain: Keen porcelain collectors will have heard of Meissen, the first ever porcelain manufacturer to be have set up in Germany in 1710. In 2010, Meissen celebrates 300 years of porcelain in Germany. If you’re looking to start up a porcelain collection or are keen to add […]