Category: Germany

World Cup 2006 - Group D: Mexico team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group D: Mexico team hotel

The Hotel Freizeit Inn  website currently displays the message “Bienvenido México” in  advance of the squad’s  visit for this year’s World Cup. This  Göttingen hotel is privately run and regarded as one of the best conference hotels in Germany with 211 rooms over 5 floors. Of particular interest to the impending  guests will be the […]

World Cup 2006 - Group C: The Netherlands team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group C: The Netherlands team hotel

With the World Cup only a month away now, the Netherlands will soon be staying at the Parkhotel Adler to begin their challenge for the ultimate football glory. And the accommodation should not disappoint. This five-star hotel is situated in the beautiful village of Hinterzarten in the Black Forest and set in a large area […]

World Cup 2006 - Group C: Serbia & Montenegro team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group C: Serbia & Montenegro team hotel

Serbia & Montenegro will soon be staying at the  Hotel Weißenburg, Billerbeck, in preparation for the 2006 Fifa World Cup. The hotel has 90 rooms and  its own  restaurant. To take their minds off football, the players will find the hotel has its own bowling area, swimming pool, sauna, solarium and  spacious sun terrace. The […]

World Cup 2006 - Group C: Ivory Coast team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group C: Ivory Coast team hotel

Klostermannshof Hotel, Niederkassel, is no stranger to hosting national and international football teams and will this June host Didier Drogba (pictured)  and the rest of the  Ivory Coast national side for the 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany. This 4-star hotel is a listed building with 66 bedrooms, 2 restaurants and an 18-hole golf course […]

World Cup 2006 - Group C: Argentina team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group C: Argentina team hotel

The highly rated Argentina team, thought to have a real chance of World Cup success, will be staying at the Herzogspark-Hotel, Herzogenaurac, 25 kilometres from Nürnberg. The hotel has almost 100 spacious rooms (38 sq m) with elegant bathrooms, CD player, high-speed internet access and other conveniences. The ‘Mondial’ restaurant specialises in Franconian dishes. The […]

World Cup 2006 - Group B: Sweden team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group B: Sweden team hotel

The Swedish national team have chosen the Park Hotel, Bremen  as their base for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. This superior 5-star hotel is within minutes of Bremen International Airport. The restaurant typically serves French-German style cooking and their  wine list has over 400 wines; I  imagine the latter will be strictly off limits […]

World Cup 2006 - Group B: Trinidad & Tobago team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group B: Trinidad & Tobago team hotel

The five star Hotel Landhaus Wachtelhof in Rotenburg will serve as the home of the Trinidad & Tobago team for the 2006 World Cup. This beautiful  property  is built in a residence style and has 36 double rooms and 2 suites. Leisure facilities include whirlpool, massage service, steam bath, sauna, solarium and indoor pool. The […]

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”.