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Sustainable Fashion in Germany – Fall Berlin Fashion Week

The Fall Berlin Fashion Week brings together many creative professionals from the fashion industry. This huge event is held twice annually to discuss and discover new trends. However, sustainable fashion continues to grow in popularity. The truth is, fashion continues to become a disposable commodity. Hence, clothing items are rarely or never worn and then thrown away.

In the last four years, the topic of sustainability has taken center stage. Many young German fashion designers set out to make the fashion world a better place. Especially in Berlin. As a result, the demand for sustainably and fairly produced garments is growing. That’s why Berlin is often called the green fashion capital of Germany. Therefore, the trendy city is a trend-setter in many areas, fashion being one of them.

According to the Fashion Council, Germany is the second largest fashion brand supplier in Europe. Thus, making fashion a relevant economic and cultural asset for Germany. Some of the big German names that have taken the fashion world by storm include Hugo Boss, Adidas, Escada and Joop.

That’s why many German fashion designers have implemented new processes in their work to make their collections more sustainable. Of course, sustainable fashion will be a big focus of the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week. The popular fashion event will take place from September 5th-10th, 2022 in Berlin.

Sustainable fashion is a priority in other German cities as well. Many designers come up with innovative ideas to make their clothes more eco-conscious. For example, the Duesseldorf is the fashion city by the Rhine River. The label Wunderwerk is committed to consider all stages of the supply chain to achieve sustainability that is more than just using organic cotton. Wunderwerk takes a stand against the use of chemicals, toxins, and bleach to preserve the well-being of nature, animals and people.

The Bavarian label ARMEDANGELS has developed a take-back system. For example, it allows customers to send in their old ARMEDANGELS clothes that will be turned into recycled fiber. Then, reinforced with sustainable fiber in the yarn, and thus made into a new clothing item. As a thank you for participating in the recycling process customers receive a 5 € gift card. They introduce new t-shirts with circularity.ID® that come with a smart tag containing digitized information sewn into the sleeve. For instance, consumers can scan the tag with their smartphones and receive information on where the t-shirt was produced and what fabric composition was used.

In the northern German city Lübeck the vegan, fair and sustainable sneaker company Ethletic was founded. Interestingly, it is the first sneaker brand that has the Fairtrade Cotton logo on its products. For example, Ethletic completely rejects air shipments and transports its sneakers exclusively by ship to reduce its carbon footprint. Furthermore, the company makes a one US Dollar donation to the Talon Fairtrade Workers Welfare Society per pair of shoes sold.

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Ways to Safely Dine Out in Germany with Food Allergies

About 11% of American adults suffer from food allergies. As a result, they must be careful when eating out or traveling to avoid the danger of negative reactions. Fortunately, visitors to Germany have countless suitable options to choose between different cuisines.

In most restaurants, ingredients that could trigger an allergic reaction display on the menus. We encourage dining guests to consult the restaurant staff regarding food allergies. As many employees in the hospitality industry receive specific training on this topic. Thus, they will be able to help guide the guest towards the best food choices.

Many visitors to Germany will even be able to find “allergy-friendly communities.” For example, there are especially considerate of the needs of those with allergies and intolerances. Thus, the European Center of Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) awards qualifying regions with a seal. It validates the product or service has been fully adapted to the needs of persons with food intolerances. On a regular basis, a review reflects the latest scientific findings.

A popular example of an allergy-friendly community for travelers with food allergies is the island of Borkum. It is located in the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea area. Hence, the coastal climate is ideal for those who suffer from pollen sensitivities. Therefore, you will find many allergy-friendly offers, including supermarkets, bakeries, cafes, vacation rentals, and hotels.

If you plan to stay in Borkum, be treated to numerous accommodation options. Plus, other parts of Germany also offer special bedding. They use pollen filters in their air conditioning systems and vacuum cleaners.

Another charming allergy-friendly region is Schmallenberg. This town is the Sauerland in North-Rhine Westphalia. The historic town center consists of original half-timbered houses and small businesses. It invites visitors to enjoy unique shopping experiences with many options for allergy-sufferers in terms of both, retail and hospitality.

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Photo: Fürth, Gustavstrasse © GNTB/Andrea Hitzemann




Explore and Discover 5 Magic Cities in Germany

Germany awaits. This historic country in Europe invites visitors to explore and discover 5 magic cities. From the Hanseatic city of Bremen with its trendy neighborhoods, to the business and culture hub Frankfurt. The amazing musical city of Dresden and the young spirit of Cologne. Last but not least, experience the maritime metropolis of the North, Hamburg.

Germany is located in the heart of Western Europe and is also one of Europe’s largest countries. Therefore, it’s the perfect place to visit and also travel to neighboring countries. For example – Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. Plus, visit both the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Now it’s time to learn more about Germany’s magic cities.

Experience Bremen

The Hanseatic city of Bremen is the beating heart of north-west Germany. Hence, it’s a place where tradition meets modernity. The trendy neighborhoods in Bremen will captivate you. Experience their culture, pubs, culinary delights and many shopping opportunities. In addition, there is lots of history to be discovered in Bremen. See St. Peter’s Cathedral and the stone Roland statue.

Visit Frankfurt

Frankfurt is definitely known for being a hub for businesses and skyscrapers. Therefore, the booming city also attracts many visitors through its extensive cultural offers. In particular, visit its many museums. The museum embankment is home to 38 different museums. Thus, Frankfurt provides exhibitions for every taste of art. Be sure you end your evening with a glass of the famous apple wine.

Dresden Germany

Experience Dresden

More culture is easy to find in Dresden! Besides its three major landmarks, Dresden is famous for its music. But, be sure to visit the Baroque Zwinger Palace, Semperoper opera house and the Church of Our Lady. Plus, Dresden hosts international music festivals and its events calendar is filled all year round.

Celebrate with us in Cologne

If you like to have a good time, there is no better destination than Cologne. The city’s lively bar and pub scene is just one of the reason it attracts so many young people. Of course, Cologne is also known for its Carnival – Cologne Pride. In addition, Cologne offers a vibrant music and art scene.

Fall in love with Hamburg

The maritime metropolis of the North is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Hamburg’s charm is mirrored in so many different ways: Its port, which offers different cruises to experience Hamburg from the water, the beautiful Speicherstadt district with its unique buildings that used to be warehouses, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Miniatur Wunderland with its largest model railway in the world.

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Explore the Rich History and Historic Castles of Germany

Germany is blessed with countless, historic castles. Glucksburg Castle is a holiday home in a fairytale castle. Located in Germany, Glucksburg Castle is actually a moated castle. At times, a residence of the Danish royal family. In addition, it it is one of the most important Renaissance castles anywhere in northern Europe.

Upon seeing Glucksburg Castle for the first time, many visitors have the same first impression. It is a magnificent historical building, perfectly reflected in the water. Plus it is one of the most famous sights in Schleswig-Holstein. Holidaymakers can stay in apartments directly on the castle island in the former carriage house. Be welcomed by the surrounding lake, park and vast castle courtyard.

Glücksburg Castle, built between 1583 and 1587 belongs to the most significant complex of castles in Northern Europe. Under the Duke John the Younger (1545-1622), Castle Glucksburg is an architectural marvel and must be seen in person. In addition, the property is the ancestral home of of the Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg,

But, you don’t need to have noble blood glowing through your veins. Across Germany, there are a wide range of castle and palace accommodations in stay in. Anyone can dine and sleep in these historic dwellings, that were once the exclusive preserve of famous Knights, Princes and Kings. Visitors can choose between a youth hostel or even a luxury hotel.

Holiday home in a fairytale castle

There are numerous, historic castle hotels in the Saarland area. Each offers visitors a chance to get away from it all in a fairytale setting. One example is the amazing Berg Castle. Interestingly, it is now a five-star hotel nestled in a picturesque landscape of rolling vineyards.

Situated at the heart of the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park, you will find the Baroque-style Münchweiler Castle. This castle has been owned by the same family for eight generations. It is now a hotel and café. The beautiful Ziegelberg Castle near Mettlach offers visitors a regal, holiday accommodation. Enjoy your stay in the heart of an ancient wooded park.

Historical accommodation by the Rhine and Elbe

A total of 35 historic castles and palaces in Germany offer budget youth hostel accommodations. Hence, they are ideal for children, young people, families and groups. For example, one of these historic castles is Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz. Is is situated high above the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. As a result, visitors will enjoy impressive views over the city. In addition, explore this picturesque river landscape and its many hilltop castles on hiking trips or boat tours.

A river trip on the Elbe is the ideal start to a visit to Pillnitz Castle in Saxony. Steamboats are operated by Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt. Definitely, they are the most scenic way to arrive. Once leaving Dresden’s Old Town, the steamboat passes the historical Elbe castles of Albrechtsberg Palace, Lingnerschloss and Schloss Eckberg. Continuing, are the famous Loschwitz Bridge (the “Blue Wonder”). For a peaceful night’s rest, stay at the former summer residence of the Saxon Kings. Next, you will explore the extensive parklands around Pillnitz Castle. Plus, visitors can find exclusive holiday apartments in small, cozy buildings. Examples are the “Small Guard House” and the “Trumpeter’s House”.

Secret passageway to castle kitchens

Among Germany’s many historic castles is Wörlitz Castle in Saxony-Anhalt. This castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and regarded as the founding construction of German Classicism. In addition to the castle, the area includes the surrounding Wörlitz Park. Next, take guided tours and an opportunity to admire the very well preserved interior of the castle. It includes furniture and ceramics, as well as progressive features such as dumb waiters and concealed doors. Finally, the tour takes visitors through an underground passageway. Enjoy viewing the former kitchen building of the castle.

Nearby, visitors can also dine in regal style in Anholt Castle. It is one of the largest moated castles in all of the Münsterland region. Continuing, visitors will quickly notice the massive 12th-century tower. Now, Anholt Castle is a prestigious residential castle. Foodies will love a gourmet cuisine, accompanied by a view of the castle and park. Wasserpavillon restaurant is found in the middle of the palace pond.

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Discover Scenic Germany During the Fall Season

Germany may not have the glitz of some of the other popular, Europe travel destinations. But it’s truly a top rated, location to visit. From River cruises on the Rhine and Maine to Oktoberfest. There is the Berlin Film Festival and Munich, the capital city of Bavaria. Plus, don’t forget about the castles of Mad King Ludwig.

With so much to offer, Germany is a diverse country for travelers. It’s an incredible place to explore. In addition, enjoy the great outdoors. For example, travel back to medieval times and explore the center of many of its modern cities.

Enjoy Baroque Ludwigsburg

From November 26-29, 2020, the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace will be center stage for Thanksgiving celebrations. This American holiday should not be confused with Germany’s harvest festival. That occurs in October. Ludwigsburg Palace is one of the largest Baroque buildings in Europe. Yet it takes the American custom as a suggestion to create delicious treats to match the pumpkin exhibition. These end on December 6, 2020. Here’s a tip. Don’t miss nearby Solitude Palace or the New Castle (Neues Schloss) of Stuttgart.

Discover the Icon Composer #bebeethoven

The fellowship program named #bebeethoven was inspired by the 250th anniversary of birth of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Beethoven is definitely one of the most innovative composers of his time. Enjoy unique and innovative concerts and presentations during the #bebeethoven Festival. Also, it opens a visionary window into the future of art, music, and music creation. In addition, during the month of October – 12 artists of the #bebeethoven fellowship program will present their projects. For example, concert venues include Esslingen (October 6-15, 2020 and Podium Esslingen Festival). Additional events include Bonn (October 16-24, 2020, #bebeethoven concerts and performances).

Discover Potsdam and Sanssouci

Over the course of 300 years, the garrison town of Potsdam has developed into one of Europe’s grandest former ducal towns. Visit its numerous baroque buildings, such as Sanssouci Palace and Park Cecilienhof House. There is Babelsberg Film Park and the Dutch quarter. In addition, the Potsdam Biosphere attracts tourists from all over the world. This area is especially beautiful in the coming weeks. Enjoy gardens, parks and palaces. Even the scenic lakes light up in the glow of fall.

Enjoy Berchtesgaden by Bike

Barnim Nature Park, just outside of Berlin is a natural gem. With its idyllic lakes and untamed rivers and woods. Here, you can find the Konik, a feral horse breed, grazing on open meadows. The ever-changing landscape is criss-crossed by cycle paths, passing by Slavic and German castle ruins. Furthermore, in the North, additional fauna awaits you. There is Rostock’s Zoo on the Baltic Coast and Stralsund’s Ozeaneum Aquarium. The Stralsund’s Ozeaneum Aquarium offers an incredible underwater adventure. For example, another excursion brings you to Usedom. Take in the untouched, natural landscapes.

Experience the Scenic Jewels Along Bavaria’s Great Rivers

The spectacles through Bavaria’s rivers are true hidden gems. First, in Franconia on the Main River, step into the beauty of many charming vineyards. These vineyards harvest exquisite Franconian wines. Then, jump off and travel back to Baroque times in Bamberg. While there, explore the UNESCO designated Old Town. Continue south and find yourself on the historic Danube River in Eastern Bavaria. While touring, marvel at The Danube Gorge’s narrow curved stretch. View the towering and breathtaking cliffs. Further down, see the grand Walhalla dominate like the mighty Pantheon.

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Time to Enjoy Oktoberfest 2018 in VIP Style

Oktoberfest is almost here. Start making your plans to attend Oktoberfest 2018 now. But don’t just go like the thousands of other visitors. Go in VIP Style!

Oktoberfest is held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It’s a popular 16-day folk festival that runs from mid or late September to the first weekend in October. Years ago, it was held in October, but moved up to September to have better weather. Of course, it’s still called Oktoberfest.

This year, Oktoberfest 2018 will be held between Saturday September 22 to Sunday October 7, 2018. If you have never gone, you honestly don’t know what you’re missing. It’s a rich blend of German culture, great food and beer, plus entertainment. Once again, Oktoberfest 2018 will host visitors from all over the world, who travel to this annual event.

In 1810, Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig chose to wed Princess Therese. To celebrate the grand wedding on October 12, Prince Ludwig organized a public horserace five days later. The race occurred on the very same site of the modern day Oktoberfest. Who knew at the time, that such an exclusive event has turned the area outside Munich into a worldwide festival.

We are proud to offer a selection of Oktoberfest 2018 seats or private tables in the following tents:

– Winzerer (Paulaner) Tent
– Hofbrau Tent
– Marstall Tent
– Käfers Wiesn-Schänke

The following is included in your Oktoberfest 2018 Package:

– Reserved seating at a table inside the tent – Tables of Ten next to each other
– 2x vouchers for beer (2 litres)
– 1x voucher for food
– 1x entrance pass
– Welcome by our hostesses

(private tables are available if your party is 10 people or more)

In addition, we can also offer a VIP package to the Erdinger Oktoberfest in London. It’s open Thursday – Sunday from the following dates:

Erdinger Oktoberfest London
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Thursday 27th September – Sunday 28th October

(VIP Tables are available for 8 people)

This London package includes:

– A separate entrance to the venue
– Separate elevated area inside the tent
– Includes a Bavarian hot and cold food platter for all 8 guests
– All drinks included: beer, wine and non-alcoholic
– A complimentary bottle of champagne as an extra
– Reserved table for the entire evening
– Dedicated table service

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German Christmas Markets – Celebrate Tradition, Culture and Fun!

Christmas markets have a long tradition in Germany and the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region is no exception. This popular area of Germany features many romantic, German Christmas markets to celebrate the end of a year.

Located in the heart of Germany, this region enchants its many visitors with city break offers, charming half-timbered villages, good drink and food and, of course, the magic of the wonderful Christmas markets, which run each year from the end of November to the end of December.

We can’t think of a better opportunity to get in the Christmas spirit and share special moments with family and friends. Nowhere else can one feel the delight of Advent as at a German Christmas market! Germany is a special place to visit during the festive, holiday season.

Due to its long tradition and high popularity, the impressive Frankfurt Christmas market has developed into one of the major Christmas markets in Germany. It’s a wonderful VIP experience to visit one of the German Christmas markets. Enjoy the rich culture, great food, traditional music, holiday decorations and custom made merchandise.

As a landmark visible from a distance, the large Christmas tree fills the market with the spirit of Christmas. Along with the town hall and the half-timbered houses at Römerberg (with the historic St. Paul’s Church and Frankfurt’s modern skyline), forms an impressive backdrop. It’s a rich contrast for one of the most tradition-steeped, Christmas markets in Germany.

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For those who want to learn more about the Christmas market and its history, you can join one of the daily guided tours through the market. Dates: Nov. 23 – Dec. 31.

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Christmas market - Mainz, Germany




Enjoy an Authentic Christmas Experience in Bavaria, Germany

Christmas is almost here. Where did the year go? For those of you who desire an authentic Christmas experience, then make a trip to Bavaria in Germany. Holiday time in Bavaria is the time for tradition, festivity, treats and shopping. It’s not too late for a last minute luxury vacation and enjoy the holidays in VIP style.

In addition to the Bavaria region’s world-famous Christmas markets like Nuremberg and Munich, locals also take part in unusual traditions. Their desire is to forget the cold of winter and simply celebrate with Christmas markets in distinctive locations.

We wanted to share a few Christmas experience options for you to consider. Although they started earlier in December, there’s no better time than now enjoy a magical time over the Christmas holidays. Visit Europe and particularly the historic sites of Germany.

Driving Away Evil Spirits in the Allgäu – Klausenstreiben and Bärbelespringen
Each year, between December 4- 6, scary figures known as “Klausen” and “Bärbele” wind their way through the villages of the Allgäu. It’s an unusual custom that dates back to the culture of the Aleman. Masked villagers wearing fur coats, some adorned with twigs and moss. They rings heavy cowbells that hang from their belts. They hope to drive away the evil spirits of winter and spread the blessing of life.

Crack That Whip…. Winter Be Gone! – Aperschnalzer
Going back in time covering several centuries, whipcracking or “Aperschnalzer” in German happens between Christmas and Lent in the foothills of the Alps. The goal of this quirky tradition started to drive out the evil forces of darkness (and winter).

Christmas Markets at Castles, Palaces and an Island
Starting on the days prior to Advent (December 3), Bavarian castles and palaces are filled with lights, shopping stalls, and Christmas aromas. For an even more unusual Christmas market, holiday revelers are invited to an island-based locale.

The Christmas Village at the Imperial Courtyard of the Munich Residence
Up to December 22, the Imperial Courtyard of the Munich Residence provides a beautiful setting for a lively Christmas village. It’s complete with a chapel and life-size nativity scene. In addition, enjoy numerous artisans demonstrate traditional skills and music pervades. Children of all ages can enjoy a fairy-tale forest that includes talking to figures and several puppet theater performances.

Enjoy a Cultural Chritmas Experience at the Christkindl Market
A visit to the Christkindl market on the Fraueninsel, an island in the Chiemsee, is a very special Christmas experience. Visitors can enjoy the unique atmosphere of the island enhanced by romantic lighting, festive music and the many Christmas scents of the market. Be treated to a variety of cultural events include concerts in the minster and Advent choral and instrumental music on the stage.

Even More Christmas Markets to See
The unique aroma of mulled wine, roasted almonds, potato pancakes and grilled sausages fill the Schlossplatz in front of city hall and Johannisburg Palace at the Aschaffenburg Christmas market. The enormous Christmas pyramids and three-meter-high nutcracker are impressive. Combined they join a Franconian nativity scene with life-size wooden figures. In addition, a comprehensive program features alpine music, children’s choirs, and a seniors’ Advent gala in city hall. Plus, children can have fun on carousels, a big wheel and a railway track. Foodies, be sure to try local Franconian specialties.

Burghausen Castle Offers a Traditional Castle Christmas Experience
Castle Christmas at Burghausen Castle is a memorable experience that should not be missed. It’s located at the world’s largest castle. Enjoy a wide selection of market stalls showcase a wide range of items, mulled wine and roasted almonds. In addition, traditional articles such as Christmas tree decorations and nativity figures with stables are available. Plus you can purchase both felt and lambskin products and jewelry. Rewarding entertainment awaits. They include a musical program of Christmas carols and melodies.

We hope you can visit Bavaria in Germany for an unforgettable time over the Christmas holiday season.

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3 Top Hotels in Alpine Bavaria, Germany

Bavaria is the largest state in Germany and located in the southeast part of the European country. Now stay at your choice of 3 top hotels in alpine Bavaria. Enjoy visiting this beautiful travel destination anytime of the year.

Bavaria is known for its small medieval towns, as well as terrific cities. There are many outdoor activities to take advantage of the region’s snow capped mountains, blue lakes and lush forests. The area is the most popular for vacationers. Visit Neuschwanstein Castle plus the cities of Munich, Nuremburg, Berchtesgaden, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Wurzburg and Nordlingen.

Many times while traveling, it’s difficult to know where to stay. These 3 top hotels all offer a luxury experience and will make your Germany trip a memorable one. The 3 top hotels we want to feature are – Kloster Seeon, The Hollerhöfe guesthouses and The Romantik Alpenhotel Waxenstein.

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Kloster Seeon (photo above)
This is the ideal choice, offering a historic oasis for its guests who seek both serenity and fine dining. The hotel is found just north of Lake Chiemsee. Lying in the heart of the foothills of the Alps in Upper Bavaria, is the former Benedictine Abbey of Seeon. Today, hotel guests can sleep in the same place that monks once lived. This story is according to the rules of St. Benedict.

The abbey is an island retreat for those seeking peace and quiet, as well as for gourmets and lovers of culture. Every room offers wonderful views. Gaze out over the baroque courtyard or across the abbey lake. You can reach the lake by a small bridge. The stucco rooms are very quiet. Stroll along the secluded courtyards and beautiful gardens. For foodies, fine dining will nourish your body.

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The Hollerhöfe guesthouses
Located in the tranquil village of Waldeck, you will find the Hollerhöfe complex. It’s halfway between the towns of Bayreuth and Weiden. The propert consist of the main “Zum Hirschen” country house, in addition to three beautifully restored, historic village houses. One one carries a name represented by traditional village life in Bavaria. There is “Schreiberhaus” (Scribe’s Cottage), “Kanzlei” (Chancellery) and “Schusterhaus” (Cobbler’s Cottage).

A calendar of events offers numerous activities to take advantage of. There is “elderflower weeks” and relaxation seminars scheduled, plus evenings of summer songs. You can even enjoy a celebration of the local potato harvest. The Waldecker Schlossberg, or Castle Hill, is a focal point for spiritual inspiration and a variety of leisure activities. In the end, guests are offered a blend of tradition, coziness and comfort.

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The Romantik Alpenhotel Waxenstein
This si the place Bavarian mountain charm meets French chic. This incredible hotel resides in picturesque mountain landscape in the heart of the Bavarian Alps. The Romantik Alpenhotel Waxenstein is clearly a first-class hotel. Some may call it a luxury resort. Either way, it represents a traditional, Bavarian country house plus French elegance.

The luxury hotel’s interior is decorates with rich fabrics, fine wood and contemporary pieces of art from well-known Parisian artists. The local desire is to die for. View romantic gorges and scenic valleys and towering mountains. For an awesome fine dining experience, eat at the gourmet restaurant Henri-Philippe. You will be treated to haute cuisine along with refined, Alpine specialties. Relax at this alpine retreat!

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Dr. Martin Spantig is the managing director of Bavaria Tourism. He was quoted, “We look for extraordinary hotels that qualify as Sightsleeping ones, hotels that represent an inspiring retreat for guests interested in culture and design. They might be castles, palaces, designer hotels or even personal residences. These are hotels that spark a special feeling as soon as you awaken, a feeling comparable to the moment when you stand in front of a painting by your favorite artist for the first time.”

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Photo: Kloster Seeon




Sportalm Restaurant- Alpine Dining at the Munich Airport in Germany

Waiting for your airplane flight can be a frustrating experience. Lots of people and boredom rules. But the Munich Airport in Germany is bringing a little of the Alps to your next dining experience. Enjoy the new Alpine-themed restaurant – Sportalm.

Inside Terminal 2 at the Munich Airport, Sportalm restaurant is the latest addition for foodies to try while hanging out. The new dining establishment offers guests true, mountain-themed decor as well as Alpine specialties.

Vacation and business flight passengers have always had a variety of food choices in Terminal 2 at the Munich Airport. But none as unique as Sportalm. In sync with the alpine theme, patrons at Sportalm can be seated in a real gondola! That’s right – wow. The gondola is the real deal. It actually comes from a ski lift. Once seated inside, you can enjoy views of rocky slopes, plus snowy peaks.

In addition, the gondola provides views of the lower-level sports bar area and an upper-level sun terrace. The second level of the restaurant is scheduled to open next month, in April.

Sportalm restaurant - Alpine Dining at the Munich Airport in Germany

But that is not all. The Alps theme is evident everywhere you look. The restaurant has an open concept so customers don’t feel packed in. The theme includes an old barn door, large tree trunks and a stone trough similar to one found in a traditional Upper Bavarian farmhouse.

Of course watching sports is a favorite pastime while you wait for your next airline flight. As a result, sports fans are in luck here. Enjoy your fave sport on big screen TV’s, while having a great meal.

The food here at Sportalm restaurant is quite delicious. Choose tasty items from the establishment’s natural, home-style menu. There is something available for everyone. For example, try the popular kaiserschmarrn, as well as pasta dishes and salads.

The Munich Airport was opened in 1992. It’s been dubbed an “airport city.” Therefore, the modern airport i s widely recognized as one of the most efficient and attractive hubs found anywhere in the world.

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Photo: Munich Airport




Who Loves Chocolate? Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany

Almost everybody loves chocolate. As a result, when going on a vacation or business trip, chocolate connoisseurs search out the best chocolate. It makes a perfect gift or to be consumed when you return home. A visit to the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany is a must.

The Chocolate Museum (Schokoladen Museum) was first opened in 1993. It is a popular place to visit in Köln or Cologn, Germany. The museum sits on the banks of the iconic Rhine River, near the stunning Cologne Cathedral. The museum looks like a might, metal and glass ship. Inside is a treasure to many – lots of delicious chocolate!

The Chocolate Museum in Cologne consists of nine different exhibition areas. It covers about 4,000 square meters in size. Visitors will gain an appreciation of chocolate production as well as learn the long history of cocoa. From the days of the Olmecs, Mayas and Aztecs to modern times, it’s a wonderful journey.

Be sure to check out the tropicarium. It’s a large glass house where you can view live cacao trees. This visual helps many people better understand where the cocoa bean and where chocolate starts from. See various chocolate molds and machines that can make chocolate bars.

There are numerous, guided tours available for adults, children, school classes, as well as persons with disabilities. For example, there are 5 different adult tours to choose from:
– From the Cocoa to the Chocolate
– 100% Chocolate – guided tour with tasting
– Brown Gold – a sweet temptation
– Temptation to Pleasure
– Cocoa – Global good, stored locally! Sustainable cultivation and fair trade

Back in In 2006, the popular Lindt chocolate company became a partner at the Chocolate Museum. When you walk around, you’ll notice the majority of chocolates on display and sold is from Lindt.

Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany - chocolate fountain

First of all, the top attraction for almost everybody who visits, is the chocolate fountain. The chocolate fountain is 3 meters high and a stunning, visual sight. The fountain can hold up to 200 kilos of beautiful, liquid chocolate. It’s warm and looks mouth watering. Museum employees actually dip waffle cookie (wafer) into the fountain to hand out to many anxious people. Therefore as you can imagine, it puts a smile on many faces.

The Chocolate Museum in Cologne is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 – 18:00 hours plus Saturday, Sunday and German bank holidays from 11:00 – 19:00 hours.

If you are considering a trip to Germany, be sure to visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne. The Life of Luxury can assist planning and booking your luxury vacation. Come back soon to read our blog for more, sightseeing hot spots.

Photo: Chocolate Museum