Grunewald in Berlin

30 November 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Berlin Reading Time:  6 minutes

Villa Konschewski am Hundekehlesee by Oskar Kaufmann © Lienhard Schulz/cc-by-sa-3.0

Villa Konschewski am Hundekehlesee by Oskar Kaufmann © Lienhard Schulz/cc-by-sa-3.0

Grunewald is a locality within the Berliner borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. Famous for the homonymous forest, until 2001 administrative reform it was part of the former district of Wilmersdorf. The locality is situated in the western side of the city and is separated from Spandau by the river Havel. The Grunewald forest is 10 km away from Berlin. The name derives from the Grunewald hunting lodge of 1543, the oldest preserved castle in Berlin, which is, however, officially located on the grounds of the adjacent Dahlem locality. It was erected in an Early Renaissance style by order of Elector Joachim II Hector of Brandenburg and named Zum Gruenen Wald. A corduroy road leading from the Berlin Stadtschloss to the lodge was laid out, which later would be known as the Kurfürstendamm boulevard. Today, Grunewald is one of the most prestigious and expensive residential areas in Berlin.   read more…

The InterContinental Berchtesgaden Resort

2 November 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes



At a height of 1,000 metres the scenery between Watzmann, Untersberg and Kehlstein, surrounded by Germany’s one and only Alpine National Park, is simply impressive. Nesting in the midst of untouched nature the InterContinental Berchtesgaden Resort sits like a horseshoe among lush mountain pastures on the eastern outskirts of Berchtesgaden, just 30 kilometres from Salzburg.   read more…

Koenigssee in southeast Bavaria: Holidays in a real-existing postcard

13 September 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks Reading Time:  7 minutes

Boathouses and Villa Beust at dusk © Bobak Ha'Eri/cc-by-sa-3.0

Boathouses and Villa Beust at dusk © Bobak Ha’Eri/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Königssee is a natural lake in the extreme southeast Berchtesgadener Land district of the German state of Bavaria, near the border to Austria. Most of the lake is within the Berchtesgaden National Park.   read more…

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