Category: Germany

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 […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: South Korea team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: South Korea team hotel

Bergisch Gladbach is the only place that will host two World Cup teams.   Not only will it house the favourites Brazil, but it’ll also be the home of the South Korea team.   They’ll be staying at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. This palace hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and […]

German beer festival - why wait until Oktoberfest?

German beer festival – why wait until Oktoberfest?

If you’re already getting itchy feet for this year’s Oktoberfest, then maybe Germany’s second largest beer festival will fill the interim for you. The annual Bergkirchweih festival – also known as ‘the Berg’ – takes place in Erlanger in southern Germany. This year it will run from 1st to 12th June 2006. This event has […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: Switzerland team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: Switzerland team hotel

If there’s one team that must be really looking forward to the World Cup, it’s Switzerland.   It’s been 12 years since they last competed in the final stages, having missed ou ton the World Cup finals of 1998 and 2002. They’ve chosen to stay at Kurhotel Fürstenhof  in Bad Bertrich, Rhineland-Palatinate – just 30 […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: France team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: France team hotel

Schlosshotel Münchhausen, Aerzen, Lower Saxony, will be home to the French squad for the 2006 Fifa World Cup. This castle hotel is near Hanover in northern Germany and has two 18-hole golf courses which will give the players a chance to unwind. The team will be training in the Weserbergland stadium in nearby  Hameln and […]

World Cup 2006 - Group F: Japan team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group F: Japan team hotel

Situated on the Rhine, the Hilton Hotel, Bonn  will be home to the Japanese national team in the 2006 Fifa World Cup. The Japanese Football Association has booked the entire hotel (all 252 rooms) for the squad and members of the team’s management. Recreational facilities at the hotel include a wide range of fitness equipment […]

World Cup 2006 - Group F: Australia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group F: Australia team hotel

The Australian national football side will be staying at the five-star Wald-und-Schlosshotel in sleepy Friedrichsruhe as it aims for Fifa World Cup glory. They will have the run of all 38 rooms of the boutique country hotel, ideally located in Germany’s south-west, for the group matches in Kaiserslautern (155km), Stuttgart (70km) and Munich (230km). Previous […]

World Cup 2006 - Group F: Croatia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group F: Croatia team hotel

Croatia couldn’t have a tougher opening game to the World Cup.   They’re up against Brazil and have no doubt chosen the Dorint Resort & Spa, Bad Brückenau  – once the royal residence of Ludwig I von Bayern (1819-1848) – to ensure they have the best preparation possible. The property is set in 40,000 square […]