When my husband and I first moved to Germany we searched for that typical German town with ‘gingerbread houses’ and an old mystical feel to it. After realizing most of that was in Bavaria, hours away from our house in Rheinland Pfalz, we stumbled upon the Mosel River. A 30-minute ride from our house through [...]
There are plenty of great golf destinations in Europe, so it’s easy to plan a golfing holiday. OK, this isn’t easy. There are so many great golf destinations throughout Europe – it’s nearly impossible to narrow it down. But I’ve got some great suggestions for where to head for an unbeatable golf holiday. From St. [...]
The Berlin Art Scene has been a revelation in recent years as the place to be to find the most ground-breaking artists and galleries exhibiting their work in many of the city’s districts. Things are changing slowly but surely however, with the once funkier, run-down districts being gentrified and forcing the galleries that made them [...]
Berlin has a lot to offer visitors, but the more famous attractions – the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and TV tower – tend to get overrun with tourists. Here are five off-the-beaten path ideas, each speaking to different times from Berlin’s rich history. Charlottenburg Palace Built in the 17th Century, Charlottenburg Palace stands as a [...]
Winter sports are huge in Germany. If you’re a fan of German cuisine, beer and schnapps and want to book your ski chalet in Germany, there is much more to German skiing than the large Alpine resorts of the northernmost slopes of the Alps. Bavarian Chalet GermanyIf high-speed lifts and comfortable Apres-ski lounges are what you seek, then head to the Austro-German border in Bavaria. If you’d prefer smaller resorts with cheaper passes and less people, Germany has a lot to offer.
One of our favorite sites for finding cheap hotels in Europe (and in fact all over the world) Hostel Bookers.com, has just launched a summer sale featuring discounts of 20-40% off their already great rates. HostelBookers.com has an abundant list one and two star hotels as well as hostel accommodations across the globe. For the remainder of the summer they ave discounted their rates in 25 top destinations including Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, Rio and Sydney.
Caution: We’ve just read a report that Germany is in the grips of a large and dangerous E. coli outbreak that has already infected over 1,000 people and has resulted in at least 18 deaths. It is expected that E. coli infections will continue to spread throughout Europe and that more deaths are likely. Cucumbers [...]
As the European summer draws to a close, the tourist hordes head home. Berlin is the ultimate autumn destination with the city’s events calendar in full flow and a multitude of stylish new Berlin hotels and international restaurants dotted all over. The savvy traveler will wrap up cozily and stroll the leafy streets by day [...]
There’s a hidden treasure in Europe that everyone with kids needs to know about – family friendly holiday vacation villages built to entertain families in high style. Think grand resort comes to the countryside – and the prices are outstanding! For most of us the thought of visiting Europe with the kids in tow conjures [...]
Oliver, one of our ‘Wicked Good’ readers shares this tip for a great apartment rental in Berlin: “I’ve been recently in Berlin in an excellent apartment. The price-quality relation was unbeatable (65€ per night for 2, for 100 square meters). It is located in one of the most interesting parts of the town, the former [...]