Schloss Hohenschwangau – Home to the Fairy-tale King

Schloss Hohenschwangau

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 … [Read more...]

A Stay at the Berlin Intercontinental Hotel

Berlin Intercontinental Hotel

HOTEL REVIEW: OUR CHRISTMAS STAY AT THE BERLIN INTERCONTINENTAL:For our Christmas visit to Berlin we stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel at Budapester Strasse 2, in the Tiergarten district of Berlin. The Intercontinental Hotel is not as central as I had hoped our hotel would be, but it is in … [Read more...]

The Magic of Vienna’s Christmas Markets

Vienna-Christmas-Market

VIENNA CHRISTMAS MARKETS TO GET VISITORS INTO THE YULETIDE SPIRIT:The first Christmas markets in Vienna were held more than seven centuries ago when in 1296 Emperor Albrecht I granted Viennese traders and shopkeepers the privilege of holding a December market for the city's population.  … [Read more...]

An Overnight Stop at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

HOTEL REVIEW: MöVENPICK HOTEL AMSTERDAM CITY CENTRE IS NOT AS CENTRAL AS THE NAME IMPLIES:Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre is a 408-room 4-star hotel belonging to the Mövenpick hotel chain. Although the name of the hotel implies a city centre location, Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre … [Read more...]

Christmas Concerts in Beautiful Paris Churches – 2015

Paris at Christmas time

CHRISTMAS IN PARIS: ENJOY A RANGE OF CHRISTMAS CONCERTS AT FAMOUS CHURCHES IN PARIS:Paris has some of the most beautiful and historical churches and many of these are regular venues for classical music performances.  During the festive season these famous churches traditionally host special … [Read more...]

Christmas in Berlin – Christmas Concerts in Berlin 2014

Christmas in Berlin

Christmas in Berlin: Enjoy a Range of Christmas Concerts at Famous Venues in Berlin:Christmas is a special time in Berlin and music is very much a part of this city's Christmas celebrations.If you're spending Christmas in Berlin, you too can enjoy one of the many Christmas concerts in the … [Read more...]