Rheinland-Pfalz: Almond Blossom Festival

Rheinland-Pfalz-Almond-Blossoms © GNTB

The Rheinland-Pfalz is Famous for its Almond Blossom Festival: Spring is almond blossom time in the Rheinland-Pfalz or Rhineland-Palatinate and although the Pfalz has a many highlight events happening throughout the year, none is more highly anticipated than the Almond Blossom Festival. The appearance of the first almond blossoms is an indication that winter has […]

Bürgersaal – A Munich Church with Beautiful Frescos

Bürgersaal, Munich © Travel Signposts

Bürgersaal or Bürgersaalkirche is a Fine Example of Bavarian Rococo Work : To the north of Marienplatz, at Neuhauser Strasse 48, is Bürgersaal (or Bürgersaalkirche), a Munich church that is worth a visit. Bürgersaal was originally built as a ‘citizens hall’ – a meeting place for the Marian Congregation.  The Marian Congregation was a Catholic […]

Schloss Köpenick – A Baroque Palace in Köpenick, Berlin

Köpenick Castle

Schloss Köpenick is One of the Town of Köpenick’s Main Attractions:   To the south-east of Berlin is the historic town of Köpenick, a town that is much older than Berlin. Long before Köpenick became a part of Berlin, it was an independent town.  One of Köpenick’s main attractions is the Schloss Köpenick, a Baroque […]

Konzerthaus Berlin – Berlin’s Centre of Classical Concerts

Konzerthaus Berlin

Konzerthaus Berlin – The Centre of Berlin Classical Concerts: In its previous incarnation, the Konzerthaus Berlin was once the Königliches Schauspielhaus, a theatre built by by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Located on Berlin’s historic Gendarmenmarkt Square in the central Mitte district, it was considered to be a masterpiece of German classicism architecture. The Famous Schauspielhaus The […]

Leipzig Alte Handelsbörse – Leipzig’s Old Stock Exchange

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Leipzig Alte Handelsbörse Was The Old Trading Exchange for the City’s Merchants: Just behind the Leipzig Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall) at Naschmarkt 4 is one of my favourite Leipzig buildings, the Leipzig Alte Handelsbörse or Old Stock Exchange. By comparison to other Leipzig buildings, the Alte Handelsbörse is small in proportion and its symmetrical […]

Leipzig Altes Rathaus – Leipzig’s Old City Hall

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Leipzig Altes Rathaus Was Used for Celebrations by Saxon Princes And Weddings: Leipzig’s grand Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall), is one of the most important Renaissance buildings remaining in Germany. The city had a town hall from as early as the middle of the 14th century when the citizens of Leipzig felt that a building […]

Discovering Leipzig On A Leipzig Music Trail

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DISCOVER THIS CITY OF MUSIC BY WALKING THE LEIPZIG MUSIC TRAIL: Leipzig is a city which is associated with many famous composers of the 18th to the 20th century.  Johann Sebastian Bach worked in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750, Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig in 1813 and Leipzig was the most important and influential […]

Oper Leipzig and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester

Oper Leipzig at Night © LTM-Andreas Schmidt

Oper Leipzig and Leipzig Gewandhausorchester Are Amongst the Oldest In the World: Leipzig can trace its opera history back to 1693 when the first Oper Leipzig was established, making it the third oldest opera house after La Fenice in Venice and the Hamburg State Opera. With the opening of the Neues Theater (New Theatre) on […]

Mendelssohn-Haus – A Museum Dedicated to Mendelssohn

Mendelssohnhaus, Leipzig © LTM

Mendelssohn-Haus – A Museum Dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: At Goldschmidtstraße 12 in Leipzig is Mendelssohn-Haus, the only remaining preserved private residence of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The Mendelssohn family moved into this apartment at the beginning of 1845 and it was here that Mendelssohn died on November 4, 1847, at the young age […]

Bundesgartenschau 2011 – Horticultural Show in Koblenz

Roses © GNTB

‘Koblenz in Bloom’ with the Bundesgartenschau 2011: Roses © GNTB Koblenz is the site of the Bundesgartenschau 2011 (BUGA Koblenz 2011), the 2011 Federal Horticultural Show, and this town on the Upper Middle Rhine will literally be in bloom. ‘Koblenz in Bloom’ will dazzle visitors for six months from 15 April to 16 October 2011. […]