Archives by Tag 'Germany'

Ten Reasons to Go to Oktoberfest

By jen - Last updated: Friday, September 21, 2012

For beer and lederhosen lovers the world over, Oktoberfest is a veritable Mecca of boozy surrealism. Taking place over sixteen days straddling September and October in the Bavarian capital of Munich, Oktoberfest is set to welcome upwards of 5 million people for a festival of tradition and revelry. Here are ten reasons why you should […]

How to keep in touch while on holiday

By Emma - Last updated: Monday, September 26, 2011

Sending a postcard used to be the only way of keeping in touch while you were on holiday – and sometimes you got home before the postcard did! Now, with the help of mobile technology and social networking, you can keep in touch with home from wherever you are in the world – whether you’re […]

What to pack for a city break holiday

By Emma - Last updated: Monday, July 18, 2011

Heading for an exciting city break? Pack carefully to make the most of your short time away – and make sure you leave enough space to bring some souvenirs home! Essentials Firstly, don’t forget those important documents and papers. For peace of mind and easy accessibility, keep passports, cash cards and print-outs for your car […]

Christopher Street Day in Berlin

By Emma - Last updated: Friday, June 17, 2011

Christopher Street Day is all about being proud of who you are and there are few places in the world better for expressing that than Berlin. The German capital plays host to the annual gay pride event with parades, music, art exhibitions, lectures and parties to rival those anywhere else. Berlin has a strong LGBT […]

Fairytale Castles

By jen - Last updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The impending Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton has brought out the romantic in us. So how about creating a fairytale holiday with your own Prince (or Princess) charming. Walt Disney looked to the many castles of Europe for inspiration for his fairytales and it’s easy to see why. The Lords and Ladies […]

World marathon cities

By Emma - Last updated: Thursday, April 7, 2011

There’s no better way to keep fit than to sign up for a marathon and completing the 26 mile run is a tremendous achievement. But, if you are going to work so hard to complete the feat, then why not make it that extra bit special and reward yourself by running one of the world […]

Great design hotels of Europe

By Emma - Last updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011

From ultra-modernistic to 17th century beauty, a weekend in Europe offers jaw-dropping architecture and dazzling design hotels that are envied worldwide. For a longer stay, consider car hire in Europe, pit-stopping at the finest hotels on offer, along the way. And with flights to Europe so cheap – what is stopping you? Bauhaus in Berlin […]

St Patrick’s Day in Munich

By Emma - Last updated: Friday, February 18, 2011

With its beer halls, vast beer gardens and some of Germany’s most famous breweries, Munich is a mecca for revellers. If you missed out on Oktoberfest then head to the capital of Bavaria to celebrate St Patrick’s Day this year and book your flight to Munich or weekend in Munich now. Enjoy the craic Head […]

Valentine’s weekend in Munich

By Emma - Last updated: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spend your Valentine’s weekend in Munich and enjoy the array of attractions on offer in this cosy city nestled right in the heart of Europe. A quiet little gem Munich has a rich and diverse culture which mixes the old and new, so it should be easy to find something to suit you and your […]

Valentine’s weekend in Frankfurt

By Emma - Last updated: Thursday, February 3, 2011

Couples searching for a passionate trip, often overlook Frankfurt dismissing it as a business city. But the surprise secret of Germans affluent city is that the swanky hotels in Frankfurt are a bargain at weekends when the businessmen have left. The thriving bar and restaurant scene mingled with the cultural charm is ideal for a […]