January 18, 2011

Franz Liszt – 200th Birthday Anniversary Events in Dresden

Filed under: Classical Music and Operas — Helen Page @ 18 Jan 2011

When Franz Liszt first visited Dresden in 1840 he was hailed as the ‘pop star’ of piano music. It’s no wonder that Franz Liszt fell in love in Dresden.

In 1844 Liszt travelled to Dresden with the dancer …

Madame Tussauds comes to Vienna

Filed under: Austria — Helen Page @ 18 Jan 2011

World-famous waxworks Madame Tussauds will open its eleventh international branch on Vienna’s Riesenradplatz in April 2011.

With a selection of 65 life-like waxworks on display at this new 1,500 square metre museum, visitors to Vienna will soon be able …

January 17, 2011

Franz Liszt – 200th Birthday Anniversary Events in Bayreuth

Filed under: Classical Music and Operas — Helen Page @ 17 Jan 2011

Franz Liszt was laid to rest in the town cemetery in Bayreuth on 3 August 1886.  But in 2011, Bayreuth is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of this famous composer, phenomenal pianist, conductor and visionary in …

Eurovision Song Contest 2011 – Eurovision Germany

Filed under: Germany — Helen Page @ 17 Jan 2011

Germany is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, Europe’s biggest music festival.  Around 35,000 people are expected inside the Düsseldorf Arena to watch the competition live and joined by an estimated 120 million TV viewers when the Eurovision …

January 13, 2011

Sightsleeping ® Hotels – More than a Base for the Night

Filed under: Germany — Helen Page @ 13 Jan 2011

If you want a hotel in Bavaria that is more than just a place to sleep, Sightsleeping ® Hotels is a hotel branding you may be interested in.

Sightsleeping ® Hotels is an initiative of Bayern Tourismus Marketing GmbH. …

January 7, 2011

Franz Liszt – 200th Birthday Anniversary in 2011

Filed under: Classical Music and Operas — Helen Page @ 07 Jan 2011

In 2011, Germany turns the spotlight on Franz Liszt, world-famous composer, pianist and conductor. Born on October 22, 1811, 2011 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Liszt, one of the great composers of the 19th …

January 4, 2011

"No Está Permitido Fumar" in Spain

Filed under: Spain — Helen Page @ 04 Jan 2011

Spain began the New Year with the introduction of smoking ban in all enclosed public spaces such as bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs – as well as some outdoor spaces such as children’s parks, schools and hospital grounds. …

January 2, 2011

Travel Update – Taxes that May Increase Your Holiday Cost

Filed under: Europe Travel — Helen Page @ 02 Jan 2011

The Municipality of Rome has introduced a new room tax that is effective from January 1, 2011. Visitors to Rome will now have to pay a new tax, which is to be collected by the hotel or …

December 22, 2010

FIFA Women's World Cup – FIFA 2011

Filed under: Fifa World Cup — Helen Page @ 22 Dec 2010

Germany will be staging the Finals for the Sixth FIFA Women’s World Cup from 26 June to 17 July 2011.

Germany, the host country and winner of the last competition, will open FIFA 2011 at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. The …

Koblenz Cable Car or BUGA Cable Car

Filed under: Germany — Helen Page @ 22 Dec 2010

Koblenz has a new cable car – the longest in Europe outside of the Alps and the first of its kind in Germany.

The decision to build a cable car across the Rhine was taken as part of the …

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