Bierbörse is not a Beer Stock Market!

Bierbörse Beer Markets

Bierbörse – a Franchise Arrangement that Organizes Beer Markets: If you’re travelling through Germany in the summer months and see Bierbörse beer festivals in cities like Cologne, Leipzig, Mainz and Bonn, etc., these beer markets are actually organized under a franchise system.  Bierbörse it seems is Europe’s first open air event which is distributed under […]

Passau Cruises from the Town of Three Rivers

Passau City from the River

Danube River Sightseeing Tours from Passau : Located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers, Passau is often referred to as the “Town of Three Rivers”.  So, it would seem appropriate on any visit to Passau, that a river sightseeing tour of Passau should be on the itinerary. Passau is a regular […]

A Mozart Festival at the Würzburg Residenz

Kaisersaal - Würzburg-Residenz

On the Trail of Mozart in Würzburg : Since 1921, Würzburg has been hosting an annual Mozart Festival at its famous Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO world heritage site, and at many other venues throughout the city. But Mozart did not have any personal links with Würzburg, so how did this month-long festival come to find […]

On the Trail of White Gold – North Bavaria and Thuringia

Meissen Porcelain Museum - Courtesy GNTB

890 km of Porcelain Trails: Visitors to the Northern Bavarian and Thuringia regions can travel along two scenic tourist routes which links places of interest associated with the manufacture of porcelain or White Gold as they were referred to 300 years ago. As early as the beginning of the 13th century, European royalty had been […]

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 […]

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 […]