• Christmas Markets

    Munich is a superb Christmas Market destination

    by  • December 11, 2016 • Christmas Markets, Munich

    The city of Munich really comes alive at Christmas Market time   Munich is a very popular destination for visitors in the month of December and the city’s hotels are almost fully booked for the whole period, especially over weekends.    I was lucky enough to spend the first weekend in December staying in the...

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    There’s Much to Do in Munich

    by  • April 18, 2016 • Architecture, Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Munich, Nature, Religious Sites, Sport

    Capitalise on the capital of Bavaria with a city break in Germany’s third city. Following on from last week’s blog about the UEFA Champion’s League Quarter Final teams, Atlético Madrid, Man City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have made it through to the last four, with semi-final matches being played late April and early...

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    Cologne is a very Special Place to be this Christmas

    by  • December 16, 2015 • Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Cologne, Exhibitions, Food & Drink

    With its Christmas Markets and cultural riches, Cologne reigns supreme this wintertime. Christmas is a magical time of year to be in Cologne, with the larger of its seven annual Christmas Markets taking place in and around the mighty Kölner Dom. Germany’s number one tourist attraction, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and undisputed backdrop...

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    A Viennese Top 10

    by  • December 7, 2015 • Architecture, Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Music, Religious Sites, Top 10, Vienna

    From the Hundertwasserhaus to the Habsburg’s Hofburg, Vienna has no shortage of stunning attractions. The River Danube in December is not your obvious first choice for a swim, and yet it was reported on the news today that Viennese opportunists were jumping into the Austrian capital’s main waterway over the weekend as they sought...

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