Tag Archives: germany

Alternative Shopping in East Berlin

Posted on 14. Apr, 2014 by .

0

Picture this: indie record shops, up and coming designers, eco-friendly labels, quirky trinkets and vintage treasures.  Worlds away from the high street brands and generic items, East Berlin – and Prenzlauer Berg in particular – will fulfil the needs of even the most hip shopper. The once battered and disregarded part of the capital morphed [...]

Continue Reading

Waldhotel Stuttgart

Where to stay in Stuttgart: Waldhotel

Posted on 03. Dec, 2013 by .

6

My visit in the region of Stuttgart was albeit very short, but immensely enjoyable. Christmas markets, bratwursts, gorgeous German architecture and tons of history awaited, and I was very excited. So excited, in fact, that I had completely forgot to read about my accommodation. Luckily, I wasn’t disappointed or badly surprised. Far from it. Waldhotel [...]

Continue Reading

Esslingen Christmas Market

Esslingen Christmas Market - In Photos

Posted on 25. Nov, 2013 by .

8

One of the things I was adamant about my German Christmas markets tour last year was to set foot in a picturesque village — I didn’t really care where it was, just as long as it was historical, photogenic and delightful. I wanted the tourist postcard on a silver plate. I wanted the Disneyland of [...]

Continue Reading

The Many Different Christmas Markets of Berlin

Posted on 11. Nov, 2013 by .

13

Touring the Christmas Markets of Berlin is something worthy of any bucket list, not unlike touring the wineries of France or eating tapas in Spain. And while markets can be found all over the country, even in the smallest of villages, Berlin truly is the Christmas market capital of the world and simply cannot be surpassed [...]

Continue Reading

Jaegers Hostel

Where to stay in Munich: Jaegers Hostel

Posted on 23. Sep, 2013 by .

2

One of my travel pet peeves (and I have many!) is having to use public transportation whenever I arrive/leave a city - there just isn’t anything fun about carrying a suitcase around in the metro. Locals hate it, travellers hate it - it’s a lose-lose situation. So whenever I have the opportunity, I try to [...]

Continue Reading

Kessler Esslingen

The Oldest Wine Cellar in Germany - Kessler

Posted on 29. Mar, 2013 by .

10

Whenever someone thinks of sparkling wine, the Champagne region of France comes to mind. That’s a given. But as it turns out - I strongly dislike champagne. Needless to say that I was less than enthused by the idea of visiting a cellar. This is Germany, I thought, why would I choose to visit a cellar [...]

Continue Reading

best hostels in europe

Where To Stay in Berlin: Plus Hostel Berlin

Posted on 17. Mar, 2013 by .

8

If you think that this is just another review of a European hostel, you are dead wrong. This hostel isn’t anything like the others. It will ruin hostel experiences for anyone because, well, it’s just too good, and few other hostels around the world can boast being equally cool, and luxurious. Yes, a luxurious hostel. [...]

Continue Reading

love bridge cologne

The Cologne Love Bridge - in Photos

Posted on 18. Feb, 2013 by .

4

Cheesy, or awfully romantic? I can’t seem to pick a side. These love tokens are spreading throughout Europe like padlocks are going out of style, from Paris to Florence and, halfway in between, in Cologne. Regardless of one’s opinion on the matter though, objectively, it’s a pretty freaking impressive sight. 40,000 padlocks in all their technicolor glory, [...]

Continue Reading

berlin in winter

Beautiful Berlin in Winter - In Photos

Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by .

20

When one thinks of winter in Germany, one of the first things to come to mind is, naturally, the Christmas Markets. What’s not to like? Warm glühwein, delicious guilt-free treats, festive decor and music, and endless shopping possibilities. But coming from a Nordic country myself, I was glad I got to experience Berlin under (and, [...]

Continue Reading

hofbrauhaus facts

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Hofbräuhaus

Posted on 18. Jan, 2013 by .

24

As you may know already, I’m not a big fan of beer in general - I much prefer my rosé in the evening. Or anytime it’s 5 o’clock somewhere… So it may come as surprising news that one of the things that I was looking forward to the most during my time in Germany was [...]

Continue Reading

dresden christmas market

Dresden Christmas Market - In Photos

Posted on 17. Dec, 2012 by .

6

You know the feeling you have when you feel like you’ve entered Christmas heaven, and suddenly everything in the world is a little better? This is exactly what the Dresden Christmas market feels like. Christmassy goodness, delicious smells assaulting your nose from every direction, the warmth of a glüwhein cup in your hands, and a giddy [...]

Continue Reading

Hotel Concorde Berlin

Where to stay in Berlin: Hotel Concorde Berlin

Posted on 14. Dec, 2012 by .

4

Few things sound better to my ears than a luxurious 5* hotel in the heart of West Berlin. Add to that a raging snowstorm and freezing fingers, and I’m more than sold. Suffice to say that my experience at Hotel Concorde Berlin was more than positive, if only for the warm (and dry!) shelter it offered [...]

Continue Reading

generator hostel copenhagen

Where to stay in Hamburg: Generator Hostel

Posted on 13. Nov, 2012 by .

0

During my Eurail.com stint across Northern Europe, I had pretty much everything planned to the mili-second. What I hadn’t planned? A  mean ass cold. So when I was on my way to Amsterdam from Copenhagen, and I had to switch trains in Hamburg, I knew my body couldn’t take any more for the day. So [...]

Continue Reading

frankfurt sunrise

Sunrise in Frankfurt, Germany

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

2

Did anyone say missed opportunity? During my backpacking trip in 2009, I had planned on spending a day in Frankfurt and admiring its beautiful medieval town and markets. However, life had decided differently. After an exhausting night train ride from Prague, I arrived in Frankfurt in the early hours of morning, feeling kind of odd. [...]

Continue Reading

World War II locations in Europe, normandy, d-day beaches, american cemetery

World War II Sites in Europe – Key Locations

Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by .

9

When most people think of Europe, they think of its long, agitated history. Kings and queens, wars and battles. It consequently doesn’t come as a surprise that the continent would be pretty high on any history buff’s bucket list. However, very few events gathered as much attention as World War II did, and still does, [...]

Continue Reading