The Maria Laach Abbey

25 April 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  4 minutes

Aerial view © Dr.G.Schmitz

Aerial view © Dr.G.Schmitz

Maria Laach Abbey (in German: Abtei Maria Laach) is a Benedictine abbey situated on the southwestern shore of the Laacher See (Lake Laach), near Andernach, in the Eifel region of the Rhineland-Palatinate. It is a member of the Beuronese Congregation within the Benedictine Confederation. The abbey was known for nearly 770 years as “Abtei Laach” (“Abbatia Lacensis” or “Laach Abbey”, meaning the “Lake Abbey”) until 1862 when the Jesuits added the name “Maria”.   read more…

Germany’s test market Hassloch

3 March 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

The oldest houses © Georg Slickers

The oldest houses © Georg Slickers

Haßloch (or Hassloch) is a municipality in the Bad Dürkheim district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Unlike most municipalities in the district, it does not belong to any Verbandsgemeinde – a kind of collective municipality. It lies near the Mannheim/Ludwigshafen built-up area. The municipality has grown out of a single centre and is thus sometimes styled “Germany’s biggest village”. Haßloch is the Bad Dürkheim district’s biggest municipality, exceeding even the namesake district seat. The village has at its disposal well developed infrastructure with educational and shopping facilities; the region’s surrounding centres can in the main be reached within 20 minutes.   read more…

Enercon E-126 is The World’s Largest Wind Turbine

11 January 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Environment, Green Technologies Reading Time:  6 minutes

Enercon E-126 © JUWI

Enercon E-126 © JUWI

A new wind turbine was installed in Emden, Germany: Enercon E-216. It is the largest wind turbine in the world. Maybe you’ve heard about E-112 turbine but this one is even larger. Despite the fact that E-112 is rated at 6 megawatts, this new one will most likely produce 7+megawatts.   read more…

The spa city and wine growing district of Bad Kreuznach

6 October 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Parkhotel Kreuznach © Axolotl Nr. 733

Parkhotel Kreuznach © Axolotl Nr. 733

Bad Kreuznach is the capital of the district of Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is located on the Nahe river, a tributary of the Rhine. The town and the surrounding areas are renowned both nationally and internationally for their wines, especially from the Riesling, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau grape varieties. The villas of rich citizens built during the German Empire (1871–1918) are very typical of the town.   read more…

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