Heidelberg – a romantic intellectual

Heidelberg is truly one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and will spellbind you from the moment you drive towards it from the other side of the Neckar river. Located in southwest Germany in the region of Baden-Württemberg, this charming city is surrounded by steep hills and stunning nature, underscored by a winding river…

Cosy Christmas in the Harz of Germany

Close your eyes. Imagine yourself standing on cobblestones in a medieval city centre, where half timbered houses look like a gingerbread cottage from a fairy-tale, gently illuminated and with a sprinkle of snow on top. Bonfires light up the faces of smiling people and carousels swirl the kiddies round and round, while their family get…

Hitler’s secret wine cellar found

A secret cellar at a castle in Germany revealed a number of rare champagnes and cognac. The secret cellar was discovered while renovating the Castle Moritzburg, around 150 km from Berlin. It was restaurant-owner Silvio Stelzer who found the basement in the castle’s park. He took over the castle in Saxony in 2007, but didn’t find…

Moselle for bikers – The Maare-Mosel cycle trail

The Moselle region is one of Germany’s picturesque areas in the southwestern corner of this diverse country. Named and defined by its life-giving river: The Moselle. From Koblenz to Trier the river twists and turns about 200 kilometres. Just north of the Moselle lies the Eifel region. Millions of years ago, this low mountain range was a scene of extensive…

Moselle for bikers – The Moselle cycle route

The Moselle region is one of Germany’s picturesque areas in the southwestern corner of this diverse country. Bordering Luxemburg and just a one-hour drive from France and 2 hours from Holland, this region is defined by its life-giving and name-giving river: The Moselle. From Koblenz to Trier, the river twists and turns about 200 kilometres. Ah,…

Pamper yourself to a Design Hotel

I readily admit it: I am penny-pincing. I’m actually convinced that I have some Scottish ancestry due to the fact that I save and keep my things ..forever and I always check prices at least 10 other places before I buy, in order to be sure, that I got the best deal. With that in…

Christmas markets in Germany

I must admit it; the Germans have a way to put together a Christmas market like nobody else! They will fill the stalls with hand-crafted Christmas decorations, gingerbread from Nuremberg, pottery, woodcarvings and many other artisan gems. Old-fashioned carousels and Santa Claus parades makes it a fun event for children of all ages. You will find beautiful decorated…