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Beer Festivals in Germany

Berlin Beer Festival:

 Usually held on the first weekend of August annually, this festival boasts the longest beer garden in the world – one mile long! One million people come to this festival each year. Stalls offer 2,000 types of beer from over 300 breweries from 86 countries with a focus on smaller, private breweries. However long it might take to sample 2,000 varieties of beer, the Berlin Beer Festival sounds like a great way to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Live music and shows also keep the crowd entertained.

Website: www.bierfestival-berlin.de

Aachen Wine Festival:
 Located in North Rhine Westphalia, Aachen is an attractive Roman spa town, famous for its therapeutic waters, hot springs and 1000-year-old remains. This lovely town hosts a summer wine festival in the town center each year with over 400 wines on offer from 20 or more wineries in Rhineland Palatine. Featured wines include Riesling, Mueller-Thurgau, Kerner, Dornfelder and Spaetburgunder. Good food and wine, music and a generally great atmosphere make this Wine Festival a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Website: http://www.aachen.de/

Upcoming Beer Festival : MUNICH OKTOBERFEST


Amusement Parks in Germany


Situated in RustIt's, Europa Park is the biggest one in Germany and (between Freiburg and Offenburg), in South Germany. It has beautifully enscapsulated European ranges of topics. This facility in the Black Forest has varied driving attractions, color-magnificent shows and the "6 land worlds." It's a popular trip goal for visitors from the whole world. The Amusement Park nestles in the 550 years old facility of the Balthasar castle and is considered as one of the most enticing Theme Parks world-wide. The park has recieved varied credentials.


Situated in Bruehl by Cologne, in the middle-west of Germany, Phantasialand was built in 1967 as a fairytale park. Since then, one year hardly passes, in which the park does not offer new attractions.

There was range of topics old Berlin were inaugurated in 1972, which modelled on the flair of the capital in the 20's and 30's. Also the first landmark of the Phantasialand was developed, the Brandenburg Gate, on a scale of 1:2. The facility can be characterized as a large leisure park with many extravagant arranged ranges of topics, show attractions and rapid driving offers. One of their roller coasters in Phantasialand was opened by Late Michael Jackson!

The best possibility to get an overview of the park is a trip with the "Phantasialand Jet." It's a Jet which drives in a height of approx. 10m (33ft) above the ground, and its way leads nearly across the entire area.

Heide Park

Situated in Soltau in the "Lueneburger Heide," Heide Park is between Hamburg and Hannover, in North Germany. It is one of the largest Amusement Park of North Germany and showcases more than 50 attractions. The park is picturesque, and its maintained facilities are brilliant. In a wildlife park ,you would observe 200 native animals. These animals are described as the "real stars of the show." . The Heide Park is also the biggest wood roller coaster of the world!


World Heritage Sites in Germany

Some of the famous World Heritage Sites of Germany are :


* Aachen Cathedral (1978)
* Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch (1991)
* Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau (1996)
* Berlin Modernism Housing Estates (2008)
* Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl (1984)
* Classical Weimar (1998)
* Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg (1994)
* Cologne Cathedral (1996)
* Frontiers of the Roman Empire (1987)
* Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz (2000)
* Hanseatic City of Lübeck (1987)
* Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar (2002)
* Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg (1996)
* Maulbronn Monastery Complex (1993)
* Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar (1992)
* Monastic Island of Reichenau (2000)
* Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin (1999)
* Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski (2004)
* Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof (2006)
* Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (1990)
* Pilgrimage Church of Wies (1983)
* Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier (1986)
* Speyer Cathedral (1981)
* St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim (1985)
* Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen (2004)
* Town of Bamberg (1993)
* Upper Middle Rhine Valley (2002)
* Völklingen Ironworks (1994)
* Wartburg Castle (1999)
* Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square (1981)
* Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (2001)


* Messel Pit Fossil Site (1995)
* The Wadden Sea (2009)

Source : http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/de


Lindau Vacation Guide

Situated by the Bodensee, Lindau is an old city center is on an island in the sea, connected to the mainland with two bridges. In the southwest the district borders Lake Constance, more precisely its eastern part known as Obersee. To the north the countryside rises to the hills of the western Allgau mountains.

Lindau is a district in Bavaria, Germany enclosed by the district of Unterallgau, Austria, lake Constance and the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. The city of Lindau became a Free Imperial City in the 13th century, that means it was directly subordinate to the emperor. The rural areas around Lindau were property of monasteries or tiny counties, that emerged and sank in the region. When French troops under Napolean entered the area, all these entities were dissolved. In 1806 the region fell to Bavaria


Garmisch Partenkirchen Vacation Guide

Garmisch Partenkirchen is the largest alpine resort has a split personality, rather, it's because Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany is both a world-class ski resort and a summer vacation playground. When the skiing finally stops in early May, the town has just over a month to prepare itself for a summer onslaught of hikers, mountain-climbers, cyclists, spa aficionados, folklore enthusiasts, and high-altitude sun seekers. The town consists of two towns that were merged for the 1936 Olympic Winter Games.

The town has some 27,500 residents, but the daytime population may be closer to 50,000. Still, there's plenty of space for sportif folk and sightseers--ranging from the 73 km of marked ski pistes and 100 km of walking paths in the winter to more than 300 km of alpine trails in the warmer months.

The town also boost a rich history and culture. Local people of the town often dress in traditional styles, Dirndl" for women and "Lederhosen" for men. Many of the older buildings are decorated with beautiful frescoes - wall paintings that are often centuries old. All around is magnificent mountain scenery, dominated by the mighty Zugspitze to which lifts rise over 2,100 meters from Garmisch - producing one of the world's biggest lift served verticals.


Wurzburg Vacation Guide

Wurzburg, a university town, capital of the realm of Lower Franconia. The abode is situated on the Main, 60 m. by rail southeast. An ancient stone bridge 650 ft. long and adorned with statues of saints, and two modern bridges, the Luitpold, built in 1887 and the Ludwig built in 1894, connect the two parts of the town on each side of the river. On the lofty Leistenberg stands the fortress of Marienberg, which from 1261 to 1720 was the residence of the bishops.

The Main-Franconian region of Wurtzburg lies in a basin below the wooded mountains of the Spessart that guarantees a mild climate and makes it possible to cultivate wine grapes. The high proportion of open land to industrialized area makes for clean air, peace and quiet. There is a network of footpaths as well as extensive bike paths throughout the domain.

The Wuerzburg is a cultural city that encloses the classics and the avant garde, a fondness for local traditions and an openness to the world. Some of the famous events in the region such as the Mozart Festival, a world-class festival of classical music or the Africa Festival, one of Europe's major festivals of African music, attract hundreds of thousands tourists all the year round.


Rosenheim Vacation Guide

Located in the lovely Cheigmau is an knot point of very old streets from northern Europe to the south or from west or east. Road over 2500 years ago traders were riding from the northern coasts of Germany dealing with amber in Italy and bringing back stuff from there to the countries. Later on the salt traders used these station to rest on their way from Salzburg to Augsburg or coming from Insbruck to Regensburg. Situated in the picturesque Southern Bavarian foothills between Munich and Salzburg, Rosenheim is situated approx. 10 km from Lake Sims and 25 km from lovely Lake Chiemgau.

Rosenheim is a booming town and is appropriate for short sweet vacations. This old trading town on the river Inn has a historic town center offering a certain amount of Italian flair with its pretty cafas, restaurants and good shopping opportunities. The informal sector into and around Rosenheim is of great importance. The proximity to the mountains and lakes as well as cultural highlights offer much to it's guests. The alps are very close for great winter skiing and Rosenheim prepare lanes for ski-walking. There are many enchanting lakes which are invites tourist to swim in the summer.


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Hoff Information

HofF is a district in Bavaria. Encompassed by the districts of Wunsdiel, Bayreuth, Kulmbach and Kronach, the states of Thuringia and Saxony and the Czech Republic. The city of Hofis enclosed by, it is nonetheless the district's administrative seat. Hof was originally called Rekkenze and established around the year 1080.

Hoff is famous for two local dishes- Schnitz, a kind of hotpot, and sausages boiled in a portable, coal-fired brass cauldron, which are sold in the streets by the sausage man. There is also a particularly strong beer or the Schlappenbier, that is available only on the first Monday after trinity sunday. Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Christian liturgical calendar.



Situated about 40 miles north of Munich, Augsburg was founded in 15 BC under the rule of Emperor Augustus. Augsburg went on to become a center of medieval trade and banking, with the elaborate Renaissance buildings to prove it, and that, with the canals, give it an almost Italian feeling.

The main tourist attraction of Augsburg consist of the medieval streets, with its many old houses. The Fuggerei, the world's first social housing project for the poor is a must see for the travelers across the world. The heart of the city is the Rathausplatz, with terraces a visitor can have a beer in summer and a big Christmas tree in winter. Other tourist spots include the Dom, the Maximilianstrasse and the Maximilian museum


Passau Travel Information

Passau is a located in the southeast of Bavaria and serves as a district. It encopasses the city of Passau geographically from two sides. Neighboring districts are Rottal-Inn, Deggendorf, Freyun-Grafenau.

Significantly, Passau consists of two geographically different parts, segregated by the river Danube. In the south of the Danube river the landscape is only hilly with plains between the valleys of the Inn and Rott river.

One of the favorite tourist spot of the city is the wonderful Baroque buildings that were built after the great fire of 1662. One of the most striking is cathedral of St. Stephan, which boasts the world's biggest church organ. One of the best ways to enjoy the magic of Passau is with a sightseeing tour by ship.


Regensburg Travel Info

Located on the bank of Danube river, Regensburg is a medieval city with an old charm. For more than 600 years, until Napoleon came, Regensburg has been a free imperial city and a buzzing trade and cultural center. Lots of the medieval architecture survived the centuries and even the devastations of Second World War. Regensburg is significantly a historic city in a unique state of preservation, living witness to two thousand years of rich and colorful history.

The 2,000-year-old heritage of  Regensburg, don't make the city into an architectural theme park. It's an vibrant, generous and prosperous town of 142,000 with a major university that gives a lively boost to the cultural and entertainment scene. Best of all, Regensburg is off the main American and British tourist circuit, so you'll feel that you're visiting "the real Germany".

At every turn, a tourist can explore a truly outstanding historical monuments and architectural marvels. The experience is deepened by the exquisite collections at the city's fine museums, and made yet more enjoyable by the typically Bavarian hospitality of the locals. Located on the beautiful Danube, Regensburg is also the perfect starting-place for river cruises and excursions.


Donaueschingen Information Guide

This is one of the picturesque destination in Germany. The major tourist attraction of this enchanting old royal seat include its pretty Art Nouveau houses, the palace of the princes of Forstenberg and naturally also the source of the Danube. Donaueschingen is the cultural and economic center of Baar, a high plateau region between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb.


Located in the Central Black Forest , at the intersection of three national roads: B27, B31 , B33, A81 autobahn Stuttgart-Singen. Central railway station with IR, IRE and RE services. Airports: Donaueschingen-Villingen airfield, Stuttgart (100 km), Zurich (Switzerland, 100 km).

Nearby attraction
Roman baths ruin in Hfingen (3 km)
Narrenschopf Carnival Museum in Bad Drrheim (8 km)
German Clock Museum in Furtwangen (20 km)
Triberg Waterfalls (Europeメs highest falls, 25 km)


Sarland Information Guide

The Saarland is the smallest of Germany's state regions. It is located Southwest of Germany, between France, Luxembourg and the German regions Pfalz and Hunsruck. The region occupies partly wooded hills and is beautified by the river Saar, that flows in endless bows from the industrial regions of Saarlouis and Volklingen towards its mouth right in the wine region around Trier in Rhineland-Palatinate. The main tourist attraction is Saarbrucken, the capital and a modern, industrial city with beautiful churches. You will find that Saarland basically lives the french way, especially in the field of cuisines.

Your tour to Saarland is will enable you to encounter with ever changing faces, unique landscapes and culture. Surrounded by France, Luxembourg and the Rhineland-Palatinate, the Saarland has a very special charm. If you enjoy hiking, bicycling or water sports, you will find extensive possibilities there. It is also possible to trace history in the Saarland. Testimonies of the Roman and Celtic periods and the impressing monuments of the industrial culture excite more and more people each year.


Nightlife in Prenzlauer Berg

Germany - Prenzlauer Berg, east of Kreuzberg, is not a place to have a casual walk. Kollwitzplatz and the Grunderzeit, area around Prenzlauer Berg, are still better, the rest became part of a’civilization’ project. But night life is quite exotic here as it boost many night clubs that comes to life after 10.

Address: Kastanienallee 13

A famous place for tanking up in the neighborhood scene and always full. In summer you find the crowds on the pavement outside, which is due to the masses of pubs and clubs in the area. Daily the bar opens at 8am and closes at 6am.
connection: U Eberswalder Str

Casino Berlin

Address: Saarbrücker Str. 36-38

This night club is the best and is well known amongst youngsters as well with those who love to rock the floor. This old bread factory glorify itself with big name DJs and houses some insider sub clubs. In summer the big courtyard invites you to take it easy, but is often too full of chic. The timing is from Fr+Sa from 11pm, Su from 5

connection: U Senefelderplatz

Café und pension Amsterdam
Address:Gleimstr. 24

This is a unique place that endorses a multi cultural and multi sexual culture at breakfast time, The DJs are usually changed in the evening and in a relaxed atmosphere. The resort also provide a beds in guest houses for those who are excessively drunk. Daily 9am -1am, guesthouse round the clock.

connection: U+S-Bhf. Schönhauser Allee
tel: +49 (0)30 448 07 92

Address: Pappelallee 73

It is a funky cafe overcrowded with people. It gives stiff competition to others in summer. It remains pens from Monday to Thursday from 9am -2am, Friday+Saturday till 3am.

Address: Knaackstr. 97

A unique venue noted for its culture and is worth visiting, the Kulturbrauerei is organized in three sections each featuring parties or theatre. Concerts in the Kesselhaus, always big party at Saturday from 10pm.

connection: U Eberswalder Str.

Transsilvania, Horror Rock Kafe
Address: Schönhauser Allee 5

This is amongst the wildest nightclub in Berlin. The same club has many branches in 18 Italy cities are quite successful. But it's only half as wild as it sounds -in the gravedigger's decor complete with coffins you can stage your own horror picture show to the accompaniment of sounds from past decades.

connection: U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz


Prenzlauer Vacations

The abode that pulsates during night in the old working-class area between Schönhauser Allee and Prenzlauer Allee. Significantly, more youngsters and families have moved here and the scene has grown here more rapidly than anywhere else in Berlin. At the moment Prenzlauer Berg is a hub of creative life.

Relax at Prenzlauer Berg!

A visitor will always find a mixed colorful scene in Anita Wronski or Kommandantur. Another good place to relax after hectic round is Café M.A.K., where you can spend evening lying on a sofa listening to the DJs. Santiago, with its good cheap cocktails. Pasternak or Gugelhof is special restaurant during November. The joint is good but quite expensive. Just a distance away from Gugelhof is Nostalghia, a Russian studio theatre with teas and red vodka. Go inside and you're in another world. The colorful little touches and the lively atmosphere take you deep into the Russian soul.

The AKBA Lounge in Sredzskistraße is quite different as it plays hit music. In front of AKBA is a bar, that is always jam packed with youngsters, as you move behind you will find the club room. All sorts of concerts are held in Knaack-Club and on weekends there are three different discos come to life as they jerk on pop to punk to house. Fans of harder sounds gravitate to Duncker in Dunckerstraße.

Significantly, the Pfefferberg is an old brewery with one of the most endearing beer gardens in the city. It endorses varied programme with lots of music from all over the world. Prenzlauer Berg is very much a beer garden Eldorado. Prater in Kastanienallee invites you to linger with its ideal mix of beer and culture. The Volksbühne's second theatre stage is also located here.

Getting Around

As soon as you think of Prenzlauer Berg, the first thing that comes to mind is the area around Kollwitzplatz and the water tower. But the old working-class district is much bigger than that, and various different scenes have now developed there.

Most of the endearing pubs and cafés are clubbed around Kollwitzplatz and Wasserturmplatz. A few years ago it was still an experimental area for adventurers and creative spirits, with an air of improvisation. Most of the houses have been reconstructed in terms of design as they simply glow with their freshly-painted turn-of-the-century beauty, charming and picturesque like a glossy advent calendar. Only a few still have peeling plaster façades and the remains of old shop signs and crumbling brickwork. It boost a young crowd dressed beautifully and they can be seen here both daytime and evenings.You can sip an elegant cocktail outside the Akba-Lounge in Sredzkistraße or in one of the many cafés and bars in Rykestraße, Kollwitzstraße or Husemannstraße. In winters, the people are a bit more choosy - as they come here for a coffee. The bizarre little Luxus Bar in Belforter Straße is an exception that only fills up late and where you can stay forever. Tandoor or Bahu in Rykestraße offer very cheap Indian delicacies.

Kollwitzstraße is quite famous as Little Italy and significantly most of the restaurants here are Italian, in all price categories. Belluno is a perfect combination of expensive and tasty food. Gugelhof is the right abode in this area for a big leisurely breakfast. At Wasserturmplatz, you have the option to taste a large variety of cuisines from different countries and cultures: Russian in Pasternak, Jewish food in Restaurant am Wasserturm or Spanish in Aragon in Diedenhöferstraße. Or you can simply pick up a falafel or shawarma and sit in the park above the tower with a view of Mitte district and a couple of boccia players in the background. In communist times this neighborhood was already something very special. Its cozy atmosphere is not only decisively cordoned off geographically by Prenzlauer Allee and Danziger Straße.

The Life here seems more pleasant as the people know each other. You might face a problem in understanding the language as they basically communicate in Berlin dialect everywhere. You won't find fashionable pubs here, but changes are in the offing: for instance, new shops and restaurants are setting up in Winsstraße.

Titanic is the fascinating sports avenue where you can try relaxed game of billiards. And if you wish to buy cult furniture and accessories from 60's and 70's, Anna Chron, in Marienburger Straße, is the best place as these products are available at much cheaper prices than in Mitte. In Immanuelkirchstraße you will find many Indian restaurant where you can eat tasty food at affordable prices. Tucked away in a backyard and oddly enough, right next to a fitness studio, is Blow-up, a cosy neighborhood cinema with worn-out velvet and good movies. The Filmtheater am Friedrichshain, close to the area's major park, is the best cinema halls with several screens that feature good films .

The Kulturbrauerei close by, between Schönhauser Allee and Danziger Straße, endorses parties and concerts that are embellished by art and culture, because galleries are moving in alongside the dance floors and people with a taste for melancholy and nostalgia can indulge themselves in the Russian studio theatre.

Another tourist spot near Kastanienallee is Mauerpark just below the Jahn Stadium. The park can hardly be described in terms of classical beauty, but it's still a very popular place for people to meet, read peacefully and lie in the sun.


Thuringia Vacations

Thuringia attracts tourist from all over the world majorly due to Thuringian forest, that stretches from the Werra River in the west to the Saale River in the southeast. A tourist have the chance discover this enchanting region by bike, by foot or even on horseback. This region is special mainly as it endorse many tourist routes that are worth exploring.

Thuringia is one of the smaller Federal States of Germany. Come and explore the beauty of the enchanting land! Come and relax in natural surroundings, travel to mountains and castles, enjoy the a medicinal spa treatment , as well as experience historical towns with their multitude of cultural offers - that is exactly what connects the visitor to Thuringia. Their expectations will be fulfilled just as completely in the Thuringian Forest as in the town of Eisenach or Erfurt or in one of the many spa resorts

Thuringia endorse a unique history. Interestingly, during the 17th century it was divided into more than 20 states and until 1919 it consisted of seven earldoms and one prussian municipality. This explains the variety of small cities and villages and the amount of 193 castles within a relatively small area of little more than 16.000 sq km. Most of the less than 2.5 million inhabitants live in villages with less than 2000 inhabitants. The most famous castle in the region is off course the "Wart burg" near Eisenach , where Walther von der Vogelweide, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia and Martin Luther once lived.

Few cities that has gained important place in Germany tourism are Goethe and Schiller as they are rich in German literature and culture. Other tourist destinations that are worth exploring are Naumburg and its enchanting cathedral or Erfurt, the biggest city of Thuringia.



Ansbach is a small picturesque town that has the seat of Government for Middle Franconia, located in the southern part of Germany. Situated in the northern part of Bavaria, approximately 117 miles southeast of Frankfurt and 26 miles southwest of Nuremberg. Approximately 40,000 people live in Ansbach and 90,000 in the greater Ansbach area. There are some nice shopping centers in the city and excellent shopping possibilities within a 30 mile radius. Restaurants and entertainment areas are simply outstanding. Ansbach is an old town close to very famous historical places. Middle Franconia is more a rural area but still very interesting.

Ansbach is an enchanting city with a rich historical past. Margrave's Palace, the Orangerie and Park, and the Kasper-Hauser-Memorial are just a few of the many historical sights that are worth seeing.



Flensburg is situated on the northernmost town on the German mainland, right at the Danish border, and makes a nice stop on your way to or from Scandinavia. Flensburg is a pleasant harbourtown of more than 700 years and about 85.000 inhabitants. The heart of the city or Altstadt is especially attractive. The pedestrian zone is about 1000m long and offers lots of shopping facilities and cafés, restaurants and beautiful facades. Have a closer look at the beautifully renovated yards to the left and right of the pedestrian zone.

Flensburg's surrondings are lush and green, with quiet beaches and lots of possibilities for water sports (sailing is especially popular).

Flensburg´s younger neighbourhoods have grown around the historic city centre, and there is a different atmosphere in each of them. Solitüde is the most north-eastern district near the firth, while Ostseebad on the north-western side of the firth almost reaches Wassersleben at the Danish border.

Eating out At Flensberg

Flensburg offers a variety of restaurants that serves cuisines that range from regional as well as international. You won't find anything really exotic though. If it's not German, it's probably Italian, Greek or Yugoslavian.

Taverne Nafplion
Address Süderfischer Straße 3/ 24937 Flensburg
tel 0461-22539

Address Holm 17/ 24937 Flensburg
Tel 0461-23385

Café Restaurant Bellevue
address Am Gastseglerhafen/ 24937 Flensburg
tel 0461-180740


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