Pfund Molkerei – The World’s Most Beautiful Dairy Shop

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 … [Read more...]

An Elbe River Cruise in a Historic Paddle Steamer

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 … [Read more...]

Discover the Rheingau 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 … [Read more...]

The Agatha Christie Mile – English Riviera

Walking in the footsteps of Agatha Christie: Agatha Christie fans know that the Queen of Crime was born in Torquay in the English Riviera.  Through the prolific success of her many novels, she has brought much fame and interest in the area. When you visit Torquay you can walk in the footsteps of … [Read more...]

Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective

221b Baker Street is one of the most famous addresses in London: If you've watched the latest and very modern Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, you would have been reminded of 221b Baker Street, the home address of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson. Well, at least … [Read more...]

The Legend of Robin Hood Lives on in Nottingham

In the footsteps of Robin Hood with an audio trail: If you've grown up on a diet of weekly television episodes of Robin Hood, books and movies on the adventures of Robin Hood and you love everything to do with the Legend of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, you can now follow the trail of this famous … [Read more...]

Nîmes’ Remarkable Jardins de la Fontaine

A Visit to Jardins de la Fontaine or Fountain Gardens: A delightful place to enjoy some quiet time in Nîmes is at the Jardin de la Fontaine or Fountain Gardens.  The Hotel Imperator, where are staying, is located on the Quais de la Fontaine, so we are within easy reach of the gardens.  The … [Read more...]

Les Arènes – Nîmes' Roman Amphitheatre

Nimes' amphitheatre is still as sturdy as the day it was built: Built at the end of the first century AD, Nîmes' amphitheatre, Les Arènes, was built from stone and designed mainly to cater for the battles of gladiators. Les Arènes may not be the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire but it is … [Read more...]

Lisbon Sightseeing on a Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Discovering the Sights of Lisbon is as easy as Hopping on and off: Discovering Lisbon on your own is easy with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Hop-on hop-off tours give you the freedom to discover Lisbon at your own pace as you can stop at places of interest for as long as you like. … [Read more...]

Maison Carrée – Nîmes' Magnificent Roman Temple

Maison Carrée is neither Square nor a House: Right in the center of Nîmes is a magnificent little Roman temple, believed to be one of the most famous and best-preserved temples of the Roman world. Its name Maison Carrée suggests a Square House, but this building is neither square nor a … [Read more...]