The German Timber-Frame Road

The German Timber-Frame Road

What is the German Timber-Frame Road? It is actually a tourist route between the Lake Constance (in the south) and the River Elbe (in the north). The route got its name after the wonderful half-timbered houses situated in the numerous cities along it. The purpose of the route is to preserve the astonishing half-timbered houses of Germany. It was founded in 1990 and is very famous nowadays among visitors. As the route runs from the southern part of Germany to its northern part, there are many c... [ read more ]

Top architectural jewels of Carolingian style

Top architectural jewels of Carolingian style

The German Carolingian style is actually the style of the Pre-Romanesque architecture which characterizes North Europe. This style dominated the 8th and 9th centuries. There are numerous buildings in Germany which wear the characteristics of this architectural style. If you are interested in architecture, I suggest you to make a trip to Germany and visit as many buildings as you can. In order to help you find the best ones, I will present you the top architectural jewels of Carolingian style... [ 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 ]

German Fashion and design

German Fashion and design

The high fashion and design German concept refers to designers on the international catwalks and stage. For many decades now Karl Lagerfeld, the born in Hamburg creative genius, has been the creative mind behind the French haute couture house Chanel, whereas Wolfgang Joop,  nowadays enjoying once again success with his Wunderkind Couture label after the much acclaimed former JOOP label, have been global players. From the younger generation come along  Stephan Schneider, Bernhard Willhelm, Mark... [ read more ]