Category: Germany

Scenic walks: Eckabauer Peak to Garmish, Berggasthof

Soothe your soul: 4 scenic walks in Germany and Italy

Hiking is for many people the embodiment of a luxury holiday par excellence. Whatever your definition of ‘walking’ or ‘hiking’¯, it soothes the soul, relieves the stress and fills your memories with scenic moments. Invigorating autumn walks on both sides of the German-Italian border are fantastic breakaways. Here are a few suggestions: Eckbauer Peak to […]

The World's 10 Best Airport Lounges

The world’s 10 best airport lounges

Air travel these days can be very stressful and often time-consuming. How often have you heard anybody claim that they were looking forward to being in an airport lounge? There are, however, some lounges that are a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity. These are some the most luxurious airport lounges on the planet. The […]

6 things to do in Berlin for architecture and art lovers

6 things to do in Berlin for architecture and art lovers

Germany is one of the favorite tourist destinations in the world and one of the favorite places to visit is Berlin. Berlin is known for its rich history and it remains one of the top destinations for lovers of modern art. The most vibrant part of Berlin history happened in the 1920s when the world […]

Photograph of the week: Neue Wache

Photograph of the week: Neue Wache

The Neue Wache lies on the famous Unter den Linden street in Berlin. It looks like a classical building but only dates back to 1815, when it was built as a guardhouse for the soldiers of the crown prince of Prussia. In 1931, Neue Wache was transformed into a memorial for German victims of World […]

6 things to do on vacation in Hamburg

6 things to do on vacation in Hamburg

The city of Hamburg is located in the northern part of Germany just on the Elbe River. It’s easily the country’s largest port and commercial centre, and one of the busiest and largest in Europe and the ninth largest in the world. Hamburg is the next highest populated city after Berlin. The people of Hamburg […]

The definitive guide for UK drivers travelling in Europe this Summer

The definitive guide for UK drivers travelling in Europe this Summer

We are heading to Spain shortly with our car and a boat trailer, taking the ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries. Our sons are competing in a sailing World Championships for their class of boat so it’s set to be an exciting trip! It’s a trip that’s also required a lot of planning, though, […]

European river cruises are both dreamy and haunting

European river cruises are both dreamy and haunting

Cruising European rivers on a longboat, which is actually a floating five-star hotel, is an increasingly popular way to experience Europe. The convenience of unpacking once, time to explore port villages seldom mentioned in history books, and maximizing experiential time, cruises give travelers the gift of lingering and wandering. On a Viking cruise from Amsterdam […]

Top 10 cities for art lovers

Top 10 cities for art lovers

In the art capitals of the world, art is everywhere – not only in the famous galleries and churches, but even in the most unexpected places. Turn the corner in Rome to discover a shrine high in the wall, or a colourful mural under a bridge. If you’re visiting a city for the first time, […]

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

2015 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to Japan, Singapore, UAE and the Maldives, as well as many much closer to home, including several trips around the UK. My photography continues to need some fine tuning (I will be going on a course in […]

Top 8 things to do for a perfect shopping weekend in Berlin

Top 8 things to do for a perfect shopping weekend in Berlin

In 2007, the first Berlin Fashion week was held, and it was an uproarious success! Berlin is a country so rich in culture, art, and history that this has been just another feather in Berlin’s cap. However, today, this feather has blossomed into an entire peacock! Berlin Fashion Week, held twice a year, has become […]

5 best places to see Fall foliage

5 best places to see Fall foliage

It’s all in the leaves this time of year. Vibrant shades of crimson, gold or buttercup beckon from all corners of the world. As long as you’re in the northern hemisphere, autumn leaves fall anywhere between September and November. Pack a carry-on with light layers and plan a weekend getaway this autumn to witness nature’s […]

Germany's top 5 scenic drives in a supercar

Germany’s top 5 scenic drives in a supercar

There is something about driving on the open road across Germany’s great outdoors in a ferocious Supercar that has developed a legendary, if not mythical status. Driving a supercar is nothing short of exhilarating, as it puts you in the control seat of enormous energy and power. Intuitively, the supercar knows how to capture attention, […]

A visit to Frankfurt's best new restaurant

A visit to Frankfurt’s best new restaurant

The highlight of our recent stay in Frankfurt – other than the private flight with Jetfly to get there – was dinner at the newly-opened, pan-Asian restaurant, Breeze by lebua at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof hotel – already an esteemed culinary destination and home to the Michelin-starred restaurant Francais. But, before all that, we called at […]

What's it like to fly privately with Jetfly?

What’s it like to fly privately with Jetfly?

It was a Thursday morning and I walked the short distance from my hotel to Denham airfield in Buckinghamshire. Opposite the appropriately named Biggles cafe is the Jetfly lounge where I met my fellow co-passengers just before 8am for a private flight to Frankfurt. By 8.20am we were up in the air, looking down on the […]

4 things to do in Nuremberg's Old Town

4 things to do in Nuremberg’s Old Town

Germany’s medieval Bavarian town of Nuremberg is home to the world famous Christkindlemarkt, Renaissance genius Albrect Dürer, and one of the most important medieval castles in Euorope — all of which can be found in Old Town. Surrounded by its original medieval wall, Old Town is one of the most historic places in Germany. The […]

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

I have a confession to make. I’m a Viking River Cruises junkie. I thought I had my addiction under control. It all started last year when Viking invited me to join them on their Portraits of Southern France-Avignon to Chalon river cruise. I was so not a cruiser (having had much less than wonderful experiences […]

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