Destination Oktoberfest | Munich, Germany

2017:  16 September – 3 October Oktoberfest.  The one word that easily conjures up visions of dirndl and lederhosen-wearing visitors raising up massive steins of frothy beverages and singing to the top of their lungs. This is Oktoberfest, More than six million visitors attend THE world’s largest festival every year loaded with thrilling rides, fantastic fest …

Introducing Strasbourg | France

Strasbourg is the perfect overture to all that is idiosyncratic about Alsace – walking a fine tightrope between France and Germany and between a medieval past and a progressive future, it pulls off its act in inimitable Alsatian style. Tear your gaze away from that mesmerising Gothic cathedral for just a minute and you’ll be …

Party Til the Cows Come Home | Viehscheid | Bavaria, Germany

Viehscheid, the annual gathering of individual well-fed animals being driven down from the summer resort in the mountains into the valley. In the respective localities, the animals are gathered together on the so-called Scheidplatz; the shepherd “part” – that is separating the cattle out of the crowd and where every farmer gets his cattle back. This unique, traditional …

 Travelling in Europe by train? Before you embark on exploring your chosen city, take a moment to savour its first port of call. Not only packed with passengers, many European railways stations are steeped in rich history, fine architecture and fun trivia, making them a tourist attraction in their own right. Here are the top …

Follow the Romantic Road | Germany

Follow the Romantic Road and follow your heart. On Germany’s most popular scenic drive you will find unspoiled nature, picturesque towns with medieval city walls, half-timbered houses, hidden monasteries, castles, and romantic hotels. By auto or motor bike, this 261 mile long scenic route makes the journey your reward. The Romantic Road leads you from the Franconia wine …