Hotel Zum Ritter St Georg – A Knighted Hotel

Hotel Zum Ritter St Georg

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 … [Read more...]

Heidelberg Tun – The World’s Largest Wine Barrel

Heidelberg Tun

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 … [Read more...]

The Beer and Castle Route – A Beer-lover’s driving holiday

Beer-and-Castle-Route

THE BEER AND CASTLE ROUTE IS 500 KMS of THIRST-QUENCHING ENJOYMENT:For beer-lovers and those who enjoy driving holidays, The Beer and Castle Route in Germany is a journey that's enticing and exciting. This 500 km route promises plenty of amber fluid in cozy and sociable drinking towns, and it … [Read more...]

Oktoberfest 2015 – Traditional Oktoberfest Beer Tents

Oktoberfest Beer Tents

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Scheveningen – A Bootscooting Seaside Resort

Scheveningen

THERE'S MORE TO SCHEVENINGEN BEACH RESORT THAN JUST BOOTSCOOTING:For a slight change of pace in our tour itinerary, we made a stop at Scheveningen Beach to enjoy some seaside scenery. Scheveningen is one of the eight districts of The Hague. It is the most popular seaside resort in the … [Read more...]

Carnevale di Venezia – Venice Carnival 2015

Carnevale di Venezia

CARNEVALE IS THE MOST POPULAR EVENT IN VENICE:Carnevale di Venezia 2015 (Venice Carnival) runs from January 31st to February 17th and visitors to this pre-Lent Carnevale can expect a hive of activities in Venice, including pageants, entertainment, street performances, food, balls, theatre and … [Read more...]

Belgian Beer Festivals 2015

Belgian Festivals

BEER FESTIVALS THAT MAKE BELGIUM THE BEER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD:Munich Oktoberfest is without doubt the king of all beer festivals.  But for the discerning beer lover, it is not the size of the beer festival that counts.  The Belgian Beer Festivals are not as well publicized internationally as … [Read more...]