Category: Germany

World Cup 2006 - Group B: Paraguay team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group B: Paraguay team hotel

The 2006  Paraguay World Cup  team  will be staying  at Sportschule Oberhaching, 12 kilometres south of Munich. Established in 1994, this Bavarian  academy has excellent provision for a number of sports.   In addition to football facilities, there’s a running track, swimming pool, table tennis, sauna, solarium, etc.  Paraguay won’t expect to remain in the […]

Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York […]

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Ecuador team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Ecuador team hotel

The 2006 World Cup  team  of Ecuador  will be staying  at the four star Bristol Hotel Bad Kissingen.   It’s a family run hotel with a young team of staff, equipped with a Finnish sauna, beauty spa and physio centre.   There’s also a good-sized heated pool (measuring 12m x 6m). As far as the […]

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Poland team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Poland team hotel

Although the Polish team is without any big-name stars,  and despite their failure to qualify for Euro 2004, they could still surprise a few people. The Poland squad will be staying  at  Hanover’s Sportschule Barsinghausen, a large, modern sport and conference centre with 102 guest rooms. With five playing fields (one with floodlighting), the players […]

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Costa Rica team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Costa Rica team hotel

The 2006 World Cup outsiders Costa Rica will be staying  at the Holiday Inn Heidelberg Walldorf. Equipped with sauna, massage and fitness facilities and decorated in the style of an English country house, the hotel is situated close to the intersection of the A5 and A6  motorways, making the team’s  trips to Munich, Hamburg and […]

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Germany team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Germany team hotel

The 2006 World Cup hosts Germany will be staying in the Schlosshotel in Grunewald, an exclusive  residential district in Berlin. With the opulent splendour of a castle, this accommodation is full of history and charm.   The hotel’s location will leave Klinsmann’s men well-positioned for their potentially crucial  final group match against Ecuador which takes […]

World Cup: where the participating teams are staying

World Cup: where the participating teams are staying

The 2006 Fifa World Cup (soccer tournament for those of you in the US!) begins in Germany  next month and so, throughout May, I’ll be telling you about where each team is staying – everything from the 5-star  Kempinski-Hotel Falkenstein in Königste (which will be home to favourites Brazil) to the luxurious  Schlosshotel Bühlerhöhe in […]

Freedom of the Seas in Hamburg

Freedom of the Seas in Hamburg

The world’s biggest cruise ship, the Freedom of the Seas, has drawn a crowd of thousands in Hamburg ahead of its maiden transatlantic voyage.   The Finnish-built vessel and flagship of Royal Caribbean International, Freedom of the Seas, will have a thorough check and final polish at Germany’s Blohm and Voss shipyard. The crew had […]

Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany

Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany

Munich’s Bayerischer Hof is the largest privately owned hotel in Germany. It was originally built in 1841, has 395 luxurious rooms, 3 restaurants  and a world-class atmosphere. The hotel is a firm favourite within the city and its  superb lobby is sometimes referred to as the “living room of Munich”.

Three more Berlin hotels

Three more Berlin hotels

Last month, I  described the Q! Hotel in Berlin, visited by none other than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. But there are other places to be seen in the German capital: the newly opened Lux 11 in the Mitte district offers compact, ultra-modern rooms  (or ‘apartments’ as they refer to them), tastefully decorated in cream, […]

Rocco Forte's Villa Kennedy opens in Frankfurt

Rocco Forte’s Villa Kennedy opens in Frankfurt

Today sees Rocco Forte’s Villa Kennedy open in Frankfurt, one of the largest and most influential financial centres in Europe.  Nestled just off the south bank of the Main River, the hotel combines tradition and innovation in a wonderful landscape.  The opening comes just in time for the FIFA World Cup which will be held […]

T+L Design Awards 2006

T+L Design Awards 2006

The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories.   In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: Básico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best […]

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stay at Q! Hotel in Berlin

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stay at Q! Hotel in Berlin

Currently Hollywood’s most famous couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, recently booked into a suite at Q! Hotel in Berlin. Designed by Graft (known for its work on Brad Pitt’s Hollywood Hills studio), the hotel has a unique design and many unusual features, ranging from bathtubs fused to beds and bent-veneer walls running into benches […]

Bathing in Berlin

Bathing in Berlin

Currently, you can find a series of pools – named Badeschiff (or ‘bathing ship’) –  in cargo containers anchored out in the Spree River, East Berlin. The pools are or varying temperature and the idea, apparently, is that you go in a warm pool before submerging yourself in another that’s freezing cold, and you go […]

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World will be holding a series of showcases in key cities across Europe in the coming weeks to launch its  2006 directory.   A total of nine showcases will be held over a four-week period, with representatives from a selection of SLH’s worldwide properties visiting the cities of London, Brussels, […]

Lufthansa Private Jet

Lufthansa Private Jet

Global market leader NetJets and German airline Lufthansa have partnered to create Lufthansa Private Jet. This new service, available in Frankfurt and Munich, allows Lufthansa’s top 100 customers access to NetJets aircraft to make flight connections and offers NetJets US owners travelling to Europe seamless connections as well.