CHINESISCHER TURM WEIHNACHTSMARKT – A CHRISTMAS MARKET AT MUNICH’S CHINESE TOWER: The Chinesischer Turm Weihnachtsmarkt (Chinese Tower Christmas Market) is an unusual name for a German Christmas Market and it is so called because in the middle of the market grounds stands a giant Chinese pagoda. The 25-metre high wooden Chinese Tower is one of […]
Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt is one of the Oldest and Prettiest in Germany: The Frankfurt Christmas market (Weihnachtsmarkt) claims to be one of the oldest in Germany – it seems that there has been a Christmas market in Frankfurt since 1393. With its rich history and steeped in traditions, the Frankfurt Christmas Market is a huge attraction for […]
WeihnachtsZauber – Berlin Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market: The WeihnachtsZauber on Gendarmenmarkt is one of Berlin’s most popular and stylish Christmas markets during the festive season and for a very good reason. This centrally located Christmas market is framed by the Französischer Dom, the Konzerthaus and the Deutscher Dom, and with more than 1,000 strings of fairy […]
Within the Historic Old Town of Lübeck are Nine Christmas Markets: With its historical attractions and medieval setting, Lübeck exudes charm at any time of the year. But at Christmas time, this “Queen of the Hanseatic League” is more than charming. Decked out in Christmas lights, stars and beautifully decorated Christmas trees, Lübeck has some nine […]
There’s something magical about Christmas markets and when it comes to Christmas markets, the city of Cologne puts on quite a show. In this city there are actually seven Christmas markets, including the famous Cologne Cathedral Weihnachtsmarkt.
A visit to Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market of Nations or Rüdesheimer Weihnachtsmarkt will let you enjoy the Christmas traditions of 12 nations in this one Christmas market.
ZUM RITTER ST GEORG IS ONE OF THE FEW PATRICIAN MANSIONS TO SURVIVE THE THIRTY YEARS WAR: One of the more interesting and historic hotel buildings in Heidelberg Old Town is the Hotel Zum Ritter St Georg at Hauptstrasse 178. Built by the Huguenot cloth merchant Charles Bélier in 1592, this gabled house is a […]
THE HEIDELBERG TUN WAS BUILT TO STORE WINE THAT WAS COLLECTED AS TAXES: Out of sheer curiosity as to what the world’s largest wine barrel looks like, we check out the Heidelberg Tun, during our visit to Heidelberg Castle. Built from the trunks of 130 oak trees, the Heidelberg Tun is an enormous wine barrel, […]
SOME TRADITIONAL BEER TENTS AT MUNICH OKTOBERFEST: There are fourteen large 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. During our last Oktoberfest visit, we called into a few of the Oktoberfest tents below to check out the scene […]
SCHLOSS HOHENSCHWANGAU WAS THE CHILDHOOD RESIDENCE OF KING LUDWIG II: Most visitors come to Hohenschwangau to see Neuschwanstein Castle, the famous fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II. However, set on top of a rugged hill overlooking the village of Hohenschwangau is another royal castle associated with Ludwig II. The bright yellow Schloss Hohenschwangau was where […]