Eat and drink in Hamburg

Eat and drink in Hamburg

Germany’s second metropolis, Hamburg, is considered to be the gateway to the world because it is one of the most famous harbours and ports in the Northern Europe. To many of its visitors, the city is a cosmopolite place and a great place to go out. Local dishes and drinks If you are a visitor, here is a suggestion for things to eat and drink in Hamburg. Hamburg’s local plates include steak, sausages and fish. If you wish to have a quick meal instead, you can consider having a hamburg... [ read more ]

The Sankt Pauli district in Hamburg

The Sankt Pauli district in Hamburg

  No trip to Hamburg is complete without a walk along the red-light district. The most animated districts of Hamburg, Sankt Pauli blinks with its bright neon signs, advertising night clubs, cinemas and private bars. Located in Hamburg-Mitte, the Sankt Pauli district in Hamburg is one of the 105 quarters of the city. It is placed on the right bank of the Elbe River and has a population over 25,000 inhabitants. The district is famous because of the red light district around Reeperbahn St... [ read more ]

Understanding the German Lifestyle

Understanding the German Lifestyle

Understanding the German Lifestyle comes easily as Germany is a modern and also a cosmopolitan country. The locals are open minded and friendly and the food is absolutely delicious. The Lifestyle Overall, this lifestyle can be characterized by openness, multi-national diversity and by high living standard. These characteristics come from the freedom of worship and from the separation of church from the state and they all contribute to creating the unique German lifestyle, one full of di... [ read more ]

Hamburg, the home of classical music

Hamburg, the home of classical music

Hamburg is not just a beautiful harbour city in Germany, but the town is also rich in musical history. Some consider Hamburg the home of classical music and Germany’s musical capital, along with London and New York. This is the city where Johannes Brahms was born in 1833. The city was also the residence of other great names in the classical music, such as Bach, Handel or Telemann. Today the city is still a vibrant centre of classical music in Europe. Where else to enjoy classical concerts ... [ read more ]

Museums in Cologne

Museums in Cologne

    Cologneis a city of art and culture and has a fascinating range of museums. The city boats 36 museums and over 100 art galleries. The centre of art and culture has a well-deserved international reputation. Here you can find a wide array of exhibits from Roman, medieval via non-European to contemporary art. A list of the most important museums in Cologne include the Ludwig Museum, the Wallraf Richartz Museum, the Romano-Germanic Museum and thematic museums, such as the Choco... [ read more ]

The twelve Romanesque Churches of Cologne

The twelve Romanesque Churches of Cologne

  Cologneis the fourth largest city in Germany. The city once called “Colonia” bears witness to its ancient Roman influence. Cologneis a city of arts and culture, with many beautiful cathedrals dating from the Middle Age. About the churches Cologneis very proud of its churches built in Romanesque style. The twelve Romanesque Churches of Cologne have a high impact on the city architectural style. These churches are located within the medieval city walls. They have been destroyed d... [ read more ]

Islands in Lake Constance

Islands in Lake Constance

The fresh water Lake of Constance(Bodensee in German) is situated on the Rhine, near the Alps at 395 meters altitude. It has three bodies of water and a couple of islands. The major islands in Lake Constance are Mainau, Reichenau and Lindau. Mainau or the Flower Island This island is also called “FlowerIsland” because the island has plenty of flowers. Due to the warm climate, in the 19th century, a botanical garden was established here by Prince Nikolaus. An arboretum, an Italian rose ga... [ read more ]

The Lake Constance cycling tour

The Lake Constance cycling tour

The Lake Constance cycle tour is the most famous cycle tour in Europe. The tour is popular because it goes around the lake through three different countries (Germany, Switzerlan and Austria) and through four lake islands (Reichenau, Mainau, Lindau and Werd). The tour offers a magnificent view of the lake and the Alps. It includes the beautiful towns of Constance, Stein, Meersburg and Lindau, but there are lots of other places and attractions to discover along the route. The Lake Constance cycl... [ read more ]

The Dresden Elbe Valley

The Dresden Elbe Valley

The Dresden Elbe Valley is a place of a natural beauty with many historic and cultural sites. It was developed in the 18th century and boats monuments and parks from the 16th century until today. Due to its diverse architecture, beautiful landscapes and immense land use, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. However, the site was delisted in 2009 due to the decision to build a new four-lane bridge that passes by. The valley has about 20 kilometres in total from the Pillnitz Palac... [ read more ]

Discover Dresden the capital of Saxony

Discover Dresden the capital of Saxony

    Dresden is an excellent European city break. In case you are travelling from Berlin to Prague, you should stop and discover Dresden the capital of Saxony. The city was founded on the site of a small Slavonic fishing village in the 15th century. It used to be the merchant’s settlement but also the seat of the local rulers. The beautiful site was the residence of the Saxons dukes, princes and kings for centuries. This city has experienced not only splendid and blooming eras... [ read more ]