Category: Germany

5 dark tourism locations

5 dark tourism locations

In the Netflix show Dark Tourist, the viewer is exposed to unusual sites, rituals and ceremonies that occur worldwide. Dark tourism is actually a genre of tourism that has been growing in the last few years. Why do tourists flock to these macabre sites? It could be that the historical significance and the story of […]

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled, but A Luxury Travel Blog appointments still go on!

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled, but A Luxury Travel Blog appointments still go on!

Every year, for the past 54 years, ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) – a major event in the travel industry calendar – takes place at exhibition grounds in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin, at a venue called Messe Berlin. The event has grown to be the biggest travel fair in the world, with around 10,000 […]

Photo of the Week: Hildesheim, Germany

Photograph of the week: Hildesheim, Germany

The town square of Hildesheim, Germany, is the poster child for, well, poster perfect (or picture-postcard perfect as the saying goes). Home to beautiful half-timbered buildings, a magical, magnificent Market Square, two UNESCO World Cultural Heritage-listed Romanesque churches, and fantastic you-have-to-see-them-to-believe-them Egyptian Antiquities in the Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim is definitely worthy of its bucket list […]

Supercars to snowmobiles - 7 of the world’s best driving experiences

Supercars to snowmobiles – 7 of the world’s best driving experiences

If you’re at your happiest behind the wheel of a vehicle then we’ve got something really special for  you. We’ve compiled a list of seven of the world’s best driving experiences that you’re sure to love, but you don’t have to be a dedicated motorhead to get the most out of these incredible experiences, if […]

Top 7 European cities to tick off your 2020 bucket list

Top 7 European cities to tick off your 2020 bucket list

2020. A new year, whole new decade. Maybe this is the time for the new year new you? Whether it is or it isn’t, one thing we are sure of is that you still have that travel bug! (Not the one that makes you feel unwell, the one that makes you want to travel more!). […]

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

Are you thinking of one day visiting one or more of the Schengen member states of Europe? Whether you’re drawn by the dramatic landscapes of Iceland, the sunshine and beaches of Spain or the relaxed pace of life in Greece, you need to be aware of some changes that are due to take place. From […]

Top 5 Christmas luxury holiday destinations for 2019

Top 5 Christmas luxury holiday destinations for 2019

There’s nothing quite as magical as the holiday season. The snow all around, beautiful shopping districts, friends and family coming together and celebrating love, hope, and peace. It’s almost like a scene out of a movie. And with December right around the corner, now is the time to book your ideal ‘White Christmas’ destination and […]

Photo of the Week: Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

Photograph of the week: Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

If you think this confection of towers, turrets, frescoes, and sparkling white walls, cast deep in the green, green woods, could well be a palace plucked straight out of a fairy tale, you’d be absolutely correct. In fact, Neuschwanstein Castle, located in Bavaria, Germany, has served as the real-life inspiration for the abodes of not […]

Winter wonderland: where to travel to for snow

Winter wonderland: where to travel to for snow

With Autumn already here, and Winter just around the corner, we’re left with no choice but to accept the fact that the cold bitter days are approaching. While I don’t know many people that are big fans of the Winter, it’s hard not to appreciate the fun snow can bring. For those with families especially, […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

The 6 most luxurious casinos in the world

The 6 most luxurious casinos in the world

We all like to play some of the casino games from time to time. But some of us prefer to enjoy the real experience, and these are the most luxurious casinos in the world to spend both your cash and your time. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore This casino doesn’t really need any introduction. This landmark […]

Photograph of the week: Munich Olympic Stadium, Germany

Photograph of the week: Munich Olympic Stadium, Germany

The Munich Olympic Stadium is so much more interesting than just a place for 22 grown men or women to kick around a round, synthetic-leather-clad ball. It’s true that this footie-mad nation continues to use the stadium as a ground zero of sorts to feed their passion for the beautiful game. It has, after all, […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Top 5 ports to visit on the Danube

Top 5 ports to visit on the Danube

Travelling some 1,700 miles between Germany and Ukraine, Europe’s second-longest river links no fewer than ten countries, showcasing some of the Continent’s most impressive cities. But, alongside the great capitals of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, there are plenty of lesser-visited gems on its storied banks. To help guide you, find my following selection of must […]

Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

River cruising is gaining in popularity, but is it for you, and which river do you choose? The average age is slightly higher than ocean cruising, and it is generally more expensive, but it offers more inclusions and there is a suitable itinerary for everyone. It particularly suits those with an interest in history and […]

The world's most beautiful Autumnal festivals

The world’s most beautiful Autumnal festivals

When it comes to the seasons, there is arguably none more beautiful or breathtaking than the season of Autumn. With its colourful leaves, crisp morning air and rainbow filled fields, it’s undoubtedly one of nature’s most marvellous masterpieces. Of course there are other things to be enjoyed in Autumn besides the beautiful scenery; Halloween, hot […]