Travel

Encounters with people and the discovery of regional peculiarities are the focus of our travels. Research often leads us to a second level in the story, providing historical, scientific, social or political insights. If you are just looking for information on a particular destination, you should definitely enter via the countries page. Then everything we have ever written about a country is presented, no matter how absurd, such as the Icelandic Leader Sheep oder the eating habits in the Japanese Kabuki theater.

  • Royston Cave – the mysterious cave

    Royston Cave – the mysterious cave

    Five theories still vie for interpretive authority over the Christian and pagan graffiti in a cave under the sidewalk in the village of Royston near Cambridge

  • Avignon, the popes and a lot of theater

    Avignon, the popes and a lot of theater

    A visit to the Palais des Papes is worthwhile. The Unesco World Heritage Site offers a vivid look at the time as a papal residence, also thanks to modern museum technology

  • Hof van Twente on the Overijssel

    Hof van Twente on the Overijssel

    On a tour of discovery by bike. The gardens of Twente are located just behind Enschede, on the German-Dutch border

  • Japan can also be Mediterranean

    Japan can also be Mediterranean

    The Setouchi region on Japan’s Inland Sea comprises seven prefectures and is still more of an insider’s tip than a must-see on a trip to Japan.

  • Kawaii. Oh how cute!

    Kawaii. Oh how cute!

    Kawaii is an expression of pop culture in Japan and its superstar Hello Kitty. The fan base is growing as the projection screens for the cute kitten

  • Travel to Japan possible again

    Travel to Japan possible again

    Tourists are welcome in Japan again. Corona pandemic entry restrictions lifted. Latest tips.

  • Holland and the Hanseatic League

    Holland and the Hanseatic League

    Rich history and plenty of enjoyment – that’s what the nine Dutch Hanseatic cities stand for. From April 2023, the cities will revive the old Hanseatic League.

  • Digital Detox in Ticino

    Digital Detox in Ticino

    In the village of Cerentino you can stay in the historic patrician house Cà Vegia, with copper boiler, soapstone stove and without electricity.

  • Mourèze – beautiful and spectacular

    Mourèze – beautiful and spectacular

    In a remarkable landscape of France, the starting point for walks is the village of Mourèze, where you can discover expressive works of art

  • Footpath to the Moulins-de-la-Foux

    Footpath to the Moulins-de-la-Foux

    On a hike through the gorge of Navacelles to an ancient mill, you casually learn how rural life was a thousand years ago

  • Palace of the Popes in Avignon

    Palace of the Popes in Avignon

    The Gothic Papal Palace of the southern French city of Avignon conveys its historical significance. Exhibitions and events bring culture to life.

  • Cyprus. The divided island and its ghost town

    Cyprus. The divided island and its ghost town

    The tourist stronghold on the Mediterranean Sea was a restricted military area since 1974 and the buildings have fallen into disrepair. A touching experience, because war is again a reality in Europe.

  • No trip without a monument

    No trip without a monument

    On the occasion of the International Day of the Monument, which is celebrated every year on April 18, we have compiled a small selection

  • Travel for a better world

    Travel for a better world

    People from wealthy countries afford themselves the luxury of a trip. In many vacation destinations around the world, people live at subsistence level without a day off a year.

  • Rituals from around the world

    Rituals from around the world

    Rituals are often solemn and festive. Their ceremony may have a secular or religious background. Many rituals are now part of the cultural heritage of their respective countries.

  • Lumbung leitmotif of documenta fifteen

    Lumbung leitmotif of documenta fifteen

    documenta 2022 is based on the values of Indonesian village communities. Photo gallery: What does a Lumbung look like? What shapes life in the island nation?

  • The documenta in Kassel

    The documenta in Kassel

    In 2022, the 15th documenta will take place in Kassel. The art exhibition has become a place for debates on contemporary art and current sociopolitical contexts.

  • In Alsace on foot from hotel to hotel

    In Alsace on foot from hotel to hotel

    The concept of Horizons d’Alsace sounds like it was created during the Covid pandemic to cater to the wanderlust and love of nature

  • Glamping and Hide Aways

    Glamping and Hide Aways

    Travel greener and be close to nature? Instead of camping, there’s glamping, a night in the barrel or digital detox in a patrician house without electricity. Deceleration guaranteed.

  • Special hotels

    Special hotels

    Innovative hotel concepts: Restaging old stock with modernity and a dash of art: a look at Devonshire, Kassel, Luxembourg and Poznan.

  • Esch-sur-Alzette is Capital of Culture

    Esch-sur-Alzette is Capital of Culture

    ESCH2022 with a concentrated cultural program: The university campus is being built on an industrial wasteland. Hiking trails over red earth open up a biosphere reserve

  • Country outing in the heart of Denmark

    Country outing in the heart of Denmark

    Geologically, the island of Funen is a flooded ice age landscape. Instead of flat marshland you get a rolling hilly landscape

  • A trip to Saint Chamond

    A trip to Saint Chamond

    The Partnership Association Grevenbroich offers a trip to Saint Chamond at the end of May 2022. A preview and travel info.

  • Hoge Veluwe National Park in Gelderland

    Hoge Veluwe National Park in Gelderland

    Otterlo is one of three entrances to the Hoge Veluwe National Park. The World Heritage of the Netherlands has world-class nature and art to offer

  • Hotel Hohenwart high above Merano

    Hotel Hohenwart high above Merano

    In addition to the magnificent panoramic location and despite its size, it is above all the people who make the Hotel Hohenwart in South Tyrol a special place

  • On the road in the Danish South Sea

    On the road in the Danish South Sea

    On a hike through the South Fyn Archipelago, we admire not only nature, but also progress. Fiber optics are being laid to the last farm.

  • Heath village Visperterminen

    Heath village Visperterminen

    In the Upper Valais at an altitude of 1,150 meters and framed by the highest Swiss mountains grows the Heida wine This grape variety gives the place its nickname

  • Luxembourg – City full of contrasts

    Luxembourg – City full of contrasts

    The city, which is called like the whole country is also the cultural and economic center. Everywhere there are museums, theaters and traces of history

  • Bad Kissingen is a Unesco World Heritage Site

    Bad Kissingen is a Unesco World Heritage Site

    The great spas of Europe flourished in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Bad Kissingen became famous for its healing waters, drinking cures and bathhouses

  • Otto von Bismarck in Bad Kissingen

    Otto von Bismarck in Bad Kissingen

    Prince Otto von Bismarck, the first Chancellor of the German Empire from 1871 to 1890, held office in the spa town for a total of 66 weeks.

  • The rich history of Bulgaria

    The rich history of Bulgaria

    Bulgaria is an exciting country with a lot to discover. The cost of living is based on the Bulgarian income ratios

  • Luxembourg City: Culture and Architecture

    Luxembourg City: Culture and Architecture

    Did you know that 170 nations live in Luxembourg City? Luxembourg is colorful and diverse. The Old Town and the fortress on the Bockfelsen are Unesco World Heritage Sites.

  • Green hiking country Luxembourg

    Green hiking country Luxembourg

    The Grand Duchy offers hikers around 3,500 kilometers of signposted trails. The Move-We Carry luggage service makes multi-day tours easy!

  • Iceland, where Wasabi grows

    Iceland, where Wasabi grows

    Wasabi, one of the most demanding plants of all, grows in Iceland’s harsh climate? Daringly, two Icelandic engineers choose the capricious Japanese pungent to create Iceland’s first export vegetable.

  • Flamenco in Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    Flamenco in Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    Every year in May it gets crowded in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Roma families make a pilgrimage to Black Sara. Flamenco of the Camargue Gitanos resounds in the narrow streets

  • The green Muggio Valley in Ticino

    The green Muggio Valley in Ticino

    The sparsely populated Valle di Muggio above Lake Lugano is the southernmost valley in Ticino. Chestnut forest alternates with dry meadows and orchards

  • Sion: city – country – wine

    Sion: city – country – wine

    Valais is the largest wine-growing region in Switzerland. Whether on a city tour, an e-bike tour or hiking tours, Valais wine is always a big topic

  • Waldeck in the Upper Palatinate

    Waldeck in the Upper Palatinate

    Once Waldeck was situated between Franconia and Bohemia on a trade route, which today is a hiking and biking route. A vacation resort with nature experiences for city dwellers

  • The small islands of Malta and Gozo

    The small islands of Malta and Gozo

    Malta and the neighboring island of Gozo offer a lot in a small area. Greeks called Malta the navel of the sea. Knights of St. John built it into a strong fortress

  • Bougainville: Emergence of a Nation

    Bougainville: Emergence of a Nation

    In 2019, the population of the former German colony of Bougainville voted for independence from Papua New Guinea with a majority of 98 percent.

  • Pamir stage of the Silk Road

    Pamir stage of the Silk Road

    Silk gave it its name. Many things were traded on the Silk Road. The Chinese offered silk to the Kyrgyz in exchange for good horses.

  • Airplane wreckage deep in the jungle

    Airplane wreckage deep in the jungle

    In the jungle of the Pacific island of Bougainville lies the wreckage of the plane of the Japanese General Yamamoto, who was responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor

  • Basel on the Rhine

    Basel on the Rhine

    The Swiss border and trading city of Basel is home to Switzerland’s oldest university, 46 museums and has served as a refuge for many a maverick thinker

  • Encounters in Papua New Guinea

    Encounters in Papua New Guinea

    The island nation of Papua New Guinea is considered the country with the greatest cultural diversity in the world. About Polynesian deep-sea sailors and traces of cannibalism

  • Fujinomiya, city at the foot of Mount Fuji

    Fujinomiya, city at the foot of Mount Fuji

    Sake, Soba, Satoyama. Three typical Japanese terms can be associated with the visit to Fujinomiya, the city closest to the sacred Mount Fuji.

  • Caribbean weekend in Grenada

    Caribbean weekend in Grenada

    Weekend tip for the Caribbean island of Grenada: conquer the island on a cross-country run on Saturday and get carried away at a gospel service on Sunday

  • Design and view at Dunloe Hotel

    Design and view at Dunloe Hotel

    Located on Ireland’s most famous gorge in County Kerry at the Gap of Dunloe, this hotel is one of “Ireland’s Best Designed Hotels”. The view to the south is magnificent

  • Japan – Destinations around Mount Fuji

    Japan – Destinations around Mount Fuji

    Shizuoka Prefecture fulfills travel preferences with a desire for more distance and nature. Experience Japan away from the big cities like Osaka or Kyoto.

  • Nippondaira Hotel in Shizuoka

    Nippondaira Hotel in Shizuoka

    A hotel with a fantastic view of the shy beauty. The Japanese revere the volcano as a female Fuji, which is usually veiled behind clouds.

  • The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

    The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

    Indulgence at Ireland’s most famous gorge. Every spring, the hotel launches into a new season with world-class cuisine and at the imposing Gap of Dunloe

  • The new Hotel Okura in Tokyo

    The new Hotel Okura in Tokyo

    The old Hotel Okura was a showcase of Japanese craftsmanship coupled with modern architecture. The new building made better use of the valuable air space

  • Brittany Ferries in the Irish Sea

    Brittany Ferries in the Irish Sea

    Every trip through Europe sets something against the isolation caused by the Brexit. A ferry founded by Breton farmers carries mainly tourists

  • Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe

    Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe

    Dushanbe looks back on a long tradition of trade. The name of the city on the legendary Silk Road means Monday Market.

  • Unforgettable on Peak Lenin

    Unforgettable on Peak Lenin

    In 2019, alpinists from Ukraine and Russia only want to conquer Peak Lenin in the Kyrgyz Pamir Mountains. Another encounter has also made a lasting impression

  • Special Adventures on the Silk Road

    Special Adventures on the Silk Road

    To travel the Silk Road in the footsteps of Marco Polo, you can trust experienced tour operators. Such a trip is nevertheless adventurous

  • Brittany Ferries and the worlds of the Celts

    Brittany Ferries and the worlds of the Celts

    Brittany Ferries has been transporting agricultural products from Brittany to the British Isles since 1973 and is now particularly used by travelers

  • Cultural treasures on the Costa Brava

    Cultural treasures on the Costa Brava

    We will visit a winery, the fish auction in Palamós and the museum with optical illusions of Salvador Dali and learn about the rich heritage of Romanesque architecture.

  • Waldhaus Sils in the Engadine

    Waldhaus Sils in the Engadine

    The Waldhaus Sils is a nostalgic place full of stories about its illustrious guests. The grand hotel in the Upper Engadine has been writing hotel history since 1908.

  • Hotel Krone in Weil am Rhein

    Hotel Krone in Weil am Rhein

    A harmonious triad of culture, design and wine in the boutique hotel between Vitra Campus and Fondation Beyeler. Star architects and designers meet here

  • Luxury and tranquility in the Cavalier House

    Luxury and tranquility in the Cavalier House

    Neither car noise nor light pollution, at most the chirping of birds in the morning. In the Kavaliershaus, silence and supposed solitude become a luxury good

  • Sri Lanka as a Destination

    Sri Lanka as a Destination

    Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and ranked in the top in tourist popularity until recently. Because of the warm people it should stay that way

  • In the slowest express of the world

    In the slowest express of the world

    In Sri Lanka, a railroad line was built in 1876 to transport goods cheaply from the highlands of the colony of Ceylon to the port city of Colombo.

  • Australia for European tourists

    Australia for European tourists

    Tips to make traveling Down Under a straightforward experience. However, European travelers should be prepared for a few unusual things

  • Cresta Palace Hotel in Celerina

    Cresta Palace Hotel in Celerina

    Celerina, the place where the Cresta Palace Hotel is located, is not far from Sankt Moritz, but is known as an independent place only in Switzerland

  • Healing luxury hotel Lenkerhof

    Healing luxury hotel Lenkerhof

    Lenk is an insider tip because the place is remote and almost only known in Switzerland. When the road ends you reach the village and the hiking paradise Lenk

  • The North of Australia

    The North of Australia

    The Northern Territory is almost four times the size of Germany, but has only 250,000 inhabitants. In the tropical climate there is only rainy season and dry season here

  • Tuscan scenery in Val d’Orcia

    Tuscan scenery in Val d’Orcia

    The Val D’Orcia is located in Tuscany and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Popular are the thermal pools of Bagno Vignoni already known to the Etruscans

  • Expedition to giant leatherback turtles

    Expedition to giant leatherback turtles

    Biosphere Expeditions’ citizen science project researches endangered leatherback sea turtles in Costa Rica. Active vacation and species conservation project.

  • Art and luxury in Poland

    Art and luxury in Poland

    The most extraordinary hotel in Poland “Blow Up Hall 5050” can be found in Poznan. It is an interactive work of art with a bar and an excellent restaurant

  • La Ferme du Vent in Brittany

    La Ferme du Vent in Brittany

    Beautiful cottages in a former farmstead give city dwellers new energy away from meetings, business meals and mobile permanent availability

  • The Upper Palatinate and its Zoigl culture

    The Upper Palatinate and its Zoigl culture

    Zoigl is a bottom-fermented beer brewed light or dark. It comes from the northern Upper Palatinate and is brewed by private individuals together.

  • Renthof in Kassel – history and zeitgeist

    Renthof in Kassel – history and zeitgeist

    In June 2017, the Renthof Kassel opens as a hotel, restaurant and event location. Throughout the house there are finds that have appeared during renovation

  • Luxury and country life at Hotel Endsleigh

    Luxury and country life at Hotel Endsleigh

    Endsleigh is a listed property in the county of Devon on the Dartmoor nature reserve. In 2004 it was established as a hotel by Olga Polizzi

  • Hotel Endsleigh in the fairy tale forest of Devon

    Hotel Endsleigh in the fairy tale forest of Devon

    Endsleigh lies on the edge of what is now the Dartmoor Nature Reserve and is nestled in rolling countryside on the Tamar, England’s best river for fishing

  • Sierra Leone is a special destination

    Sierra Leone is a special destination

    After eleven years of civil war and the subsequent Ebola epidemic, the West African country wants to become attractive for international tourists again

  • Riad Arabesque – Oasis in Fés

    Riad Arabesque – Oasis in Fés

    There are two types of accommodation in Fez. As an atmospheric alternative to the big star hotels, the riads located in the old town are highly recommended.

  • Fez, Morocco – Journey to the Middle Ages

    Fez, Morocco – Journey to the Middle Ages

    There is hardly a large city in the world whose past is so visible. Today, the alleys of the old town still have the same course as 1,000 years ago

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