Category: Germany

Bode Museum, Berlin

Closed for repairs since 1997, Berlin’s Bode Museum recently re-opened. Located on Museumsinsel, Berlin’s Museum Island, it houses a number of sculptures, Byzantine art, and coins and medals.

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

Portable mini-hotel art project

Portable mini-hotel art project

An intriguing art project is making a few heads turn in both Leipzig and Paris.  Designed by Swiss artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, this self-contained, portable mini-hotel used to sit on the rooftop of the the four-star  Hotel Everland  in Leipzig but has  more recently  moved to  its new home at the  Palais de […]

Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards 2006

Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards 2006

The global spa resource, Spa Finder, has announced its 2006 Readers’ Choice Awards. The crème de la crème of the awards are the six Crystal Award winners, which has one honoree on each continent. And the 6 winners  of these hotly-contested awards are: Africa: Santé Winelands Wellness Centre, Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, South Africa Asia: Chiva-Som, Hua […]

New Royal Tulip brand from Golden Tulip Hospitality

New Royal Tulip brand from Golden Tulip Hospitality

According to news just in, Golden Tulip Hospitality are introducing a new luxury brand.   The Royal Tulip, as it will be known, will be a five-star brand and be first introduced to Amsterdam, Berlin, Casablanca, Mirbat and Dallas TX.   Golden Tulip Hotels and Golden Tulip Resorts will continue to cater for the four […]



In a project initiated by the consulting company AaS-International AG, a business class flight service called Arabian-Wings will commence operations early next year. Flights will operate between Ras al Khaimah International Airport (in the United Arab Emirates) and Germany, with just 48 seats available.   It’ll be interesting to follow their progress as they will […]

Europe’s best airport?

Repeated top marks for comfort, services offered and friendliness: just like last year, Terminal 2 ranks right at the top in terms of popularity with the passengers. This is confirmed by the results of the “World Airport Award”, in which in 2006 Munich Airport was once again voted the best in Europe and the third-best […]

Karla: Germany's answer to 'beer for women'

Karla: Germany’s answer to ‘beer for women’

The German brewer Karlsberg (not to be confused with the Danish Carlsberg) is marketing a beer specifically to women. The beer, named Karla, is being promoted for its health benefits since it blends beer and fruit juices and has a low alcohol content. Interestingly, up to now beer is not as popular to females in […]

Kempinski Grand Hotel Heiligendamm special offer

Kempinski Grand Hotel Heiligendamm special offer

Take a break from everyday life and enjoy two relaxing days at the Baltic Sea at the Kempinski Grand Hotel Heiligendamm, Germany! For 360 euros you can enjoy two nights in a luxurious double room with a park view. A sumptuous buffet breakfast in the historic Kurhaus Restaurant and dinner on both nights is included. […]

Three in a bed at Hotel Landhaus Milser

Three in a bed at Hotel Landhaus Milser

The Landhaus Milser  had three  unexpected, but nevertheless welcome, guests in one of its beds last night.    Home to the Italian national football side for the last month, the hotel put on 350 bottles of spumante  (note, not French Champagne!)… as if the celebrations needed a little help! And the three in a bed, […]

Harrods heading for Dubai?

Harrods heading for Dubai?

According to Al Fayed, Dubai could soon be welcoming a Harrods 102 convenience store. These are a new addition to the well-known Harrods brand, getting their name from the first outlet which opened at 102 Brompton Road in London. The shops sell signature Harrods products, including a range of delicatessen goods. Paris, Berlin and New […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Saudi Arabia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Saudi Arabia team hotel

We’ve finally come to the end of our month-long daily look at the hotels occupied by the participating teams of the 2006 Fifa World Cup.   The Hotel Dolce  in the financial capital of Bad Nauheim is already occupied the Saudi Arabian national side who arrived last Saturday in ample time to prepare for their […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Tunisia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Tunisia team hotel

For the penultimate entry of our look at World Cup team hotels, it’s the turn of Tunisia. Their squad will be staying at the Mercure  Schweinfurt  hotel. It’s a French chain hotel (part of the Accor brand) so should help make the Tunisians feel a little more at home in Germany. Although the 133-room hotel […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Ukraine team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Ukraine team hotel

The Seminaris Seehotel  in  the middle of the young, dynamic city of  Potsdam has 123 single rooms and 102 doubles and will be home to the Ukraine soccer team for their first ever appearance in the World Cup finals. It is a relatively new hotel (opened in 1998)  located in the former Hohenzollern residence, at […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Spain team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Spain team hotel

The Spanish national side will be staying at the Sportschule Kaiserau in Kamen (North Rhine-Westphalia), near Dortmund for the 2006 Fifa  World Cup. Interestingly, this is the same base that was used by West Germany when they won the 1974 and 1990 World Cup tournaments. After decades of underperformance in previous World Cups, Spain will […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: Togo team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: Togo team hotel

Togo will be staying at the newly renovated Hotel Waltersbühl  at Wangen in Baden-Württemberg (the same region as the Dutch and Iranian teams), for the 2006 Fifa World Cup.  Being part of a  sports academy owned by the Württemberg Football Association, this hotel offers top-class facilities for training camps, seminars and courses. The training facility […]