German Wine Route

25 May 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

German Wine Gate © Charles01

German Wine Gate © Charles01

The German Wine Route or Wine Road (German: Deutsche Weinstraße) is the oldest of Germany’s tourist wine routes. Located in the Palatinate region of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, the route was established in 1935.   read more…

Theme Week Netherlands – Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands

24 May 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Market Square © Andreas Schmidt

Market Square © Andreas Schmidt

Nijmegen is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border. It is considered to be the oldest city in the Netherlands and celebrated its 2000th year of existence in 2005. The municipality is part of the “Stadsregio Arnhem-Nijmegen”, a metropolitan area with 736,107 inhabitants.   read more…

Pablo Picasso’s hometown Málaga

21 May 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Constitution Square © tadekk

Constitution Square © tadekk

Málaga is a city and a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 568,305 in 2009, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. This is the southernmost large city in Europe. It lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean Sea, about 100 km (62.14 mi) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.   read more…

America’s Cup

21 May 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport

German Sailing Grand Prix 2006 - Team Shosholoza, United Internet Team Germany, BMW Oracle Racing © VollwertBIT

German Sailing Grand Prix 2006 – Team Shosholoza, United Internet Team Germany, BMW Oracle Racing © VollwertBIT

The America’s Cup is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America’s Cup match races between two yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club who is the current holder of the America’s Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club which is challenging for the cup. The America’s Cup is the oldest active trophy in international sport.   read more…

Bristol – City, coast and country life

20 May 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

River Avon from balloon © Adrian Pingstone

River Avon from balloon © Adrian Pingstone

Bristol is a city, unitary authority area and ceremonial county in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,100 for the unitary authority in 2009, and a surrounding Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) with an estimated 1,006,600 residents, it is England’s sixth, and the United Kingdom’s eighth most populous city, one of the group of English Core Cities and the most populous city in South West England.   read more…

Weimar – Goethe, Schiller and Bauhaus

19 May 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, European Union, General, European Capital of Culture, Museums, Exhibitions, Sustainability, UNESCO World Heritage

Weimar City Palace © Maros M r a z

Weimar City Palace © Maros M r a z

Weimar is a city in Germany famous for its cultural heritage. It is located in the Bundesland of Thuringia, north of the Thüringer Wald, east of Erfurt, and southwest of Halle and Leipzig. Its current population is approximately 65,000. The oldest record of the city dates from the year 899. Weimar was the capital of the Duchy (after 1815 the Grand Duchy) of Saxe-Weimar (German: Sachsen-Weimar). Weimar’s cultural heritage is vast. It is most often recognised as the place where Germany’s first democratic constitution was signed after the First World War, giving its name to the Weimar Republic period in German politics, of 1918–1933. However, the city was also the focal point of the German Enlightenment and home of the leading characters of the literary genre of Weimar Classicism, the writers Goethe and Schiller. The city was also the birthplace of the Bauhaus movement, founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, with artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, and Lyonel Feininger teaching in Weimar’s Bauhaus School. Many places in the city centre have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites.   read more…

Siena, art and the art of living

18 May 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sustainability, UNESCO World Heritage

Historic Centre © Tango7174

Historic Centre © Tango7174

Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice yearly.   read more…

Königswinter on River Rhine

17 May 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Environment, General

Federal Guesthouse Petersberg © Tohma

Federal Guesthouse Petersberg © Tohma

Königswinter is a town and summer resort in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, with approximatly 40,000 inhabitants. It is situated on the right bank of the Rhine, opposite to Bonn, at the foot of the Siebengebirge and the Petersberg, which hosts the Federal Guesthouse on Petersberg where several national and international governmental events and conferences took and still take place.   read more…

Tours, the Garden of France

16 May 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General

Town Hall © Anima

Town Hall © Anima

Tours is a city in central France, the capital of the Indre-et-Loire department. It is located on the lower reaches of the river Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines, the alleged perfection (as perceived by some speakers) of its local spoken French, and for the famous Battle of Tours in 732. It is also the site of the cycling race Paris–Tours. Tours is the largest city in the Centre region of France, although it is not the regional capital, which resides in its second-largest city of Orléans. In 2006, the city itself had 142,000 inhabitants and the metropolitan area had 307,000.   read more…

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