Bavaria has its beer, the Rhine Valley has its Riesling wine, but in Frankfurt, the tipple of choice, is Apfelwein, a light and fizzy apple wine produced in the Hessen region for over 250 years. Drinking Apfelwein (apple wine) in Frankfurt is a quintessential local experience and the best place to find it is in the traditional wine taverns of Sachsenhausen (marked by symbolic pine wreaths hung above their doors).
Category: Things To Do
February 11, 2014
As one of Europe’s most important international ports and cruise destinations, Hamburg has a long and varied maritime history, but the city’s port earned its nickname as Germany’s ‘Gateway to the World’ during the mass emigrations of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Around 5 million Europeans set sail from Hamburg between 1850 to 1939, leaving their homes for the promise of a better life in the New World.
Today, the former emigration halls that once housed prospective travelers have been transformed into the award-winning Hamburg Emigration Museum (BallinStadt Emigration World), an exhibition space devoted to telling the stories and preserving the memories of the millions of hopeful voyagers.
January 15, 2014
From hilltop castles circled with morning mist to authentic medieval villages that appear to be stuck in time, Germany has no shortage of fairytale scenery, but the West Europe heavyweight also has acres of rolling countryside, soaring mountains and dazzling cities teeming with modern architecture. Whether you want to trek in the Bavarian Alps, cruise the Rhine River or discover the vibrant underbelly of Berlin, here are 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Germany to add to your itinerary.
January 8, 2014
From the humble Frankfurter to the ubiquitous Bratwurst, Germany is world renowned for its sausages (or ‘wurst’ in German) and there are allegedly over a thousand varieties sold throughout the country. Whether you’re a roving foodie or a hungry backpacker on a budget, here’s your complete guide to German sausages – or at least, 10 of the top varieties to look out for.
December 18, 2013
With easy access to the Rhine Valley, Bavaria and the Black Forest, Frankfurt makes an ideal base for exploring South Germany’s top attractions and there are many options for day tours from Frankfurt. Even if you don’t fancy booking on a guided tour, all 5 of these cities benefit from high-speed direct train links to Frankfurt, making them easy day trip options.
December 11, 2013
With festive Christmas markets lighting up the city centers, snow blanketing the southern Alps and Gluhwein (mulled wine) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread) served everywhere you go, Christmas in Germany is nothing short of magical.