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.
Persians, Mongols, Turks and Russians wanted to rule over Georgia, whose capital Tbilisi was completely destroyed 26 times. A visit to a self-confident country
The lodge is located in the middle of the Majete Wildlife Reserve. Starting point for game drives, bird watching and Cheetah tracking
Eco-lodge perfectly located in Liwonde National Park and on the Shire River, offers game drives, boat safaris and village walks
Malawi in Southeast Africa is still considered an insider tip for Africa travelers. Already in the capital Lilongwe there are special accommodations
The lake is as big as an ocean. On its shores there are beautiful accommodations embedded in nature. Two examples from the Lake of Stars
Two monastery worlds, one old town. Tradition and beer at Augustiner Bräu in Mülln Monastery. Gourmet cuisine and wine at the Stiftskulinarium
The circular city center of Nicosia has had a crack in it since 1964. The Green Line runs through the middle of the winding streets. Border crossings are possible
Neuzelle Monastery survived raids, fires and entire system changes. The name seems to be the program. An astonishing amount of new things are still being created
There is no whaling in Iceland anymore. Instead, whale watching is booming. The Whale Museum in Húsavík participates in the exploration of the gentle giants
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
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
On a tour of discovery by bike. The gardens of Twente are located just behind Enschede, on the German-Dutch border
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 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
Tourists are welcome in Japan again. Corona pandemic entry restrictions lifted. Latest tips.
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.
In the village of Cerentino you can stay in the historic patrician house Cà Vegia, with copper boiler, soapstone stove and without electricity.
In a remarkable landscape of France, the starting point for walks is the village of Mourèze, where you can discover expressive works of art
On a hike through the gorge of Navacelles to an ancient mill, you casually learn how rural life was a thousand years ago
The Gothic Papal Palace of the southern French city of Avignon conveys its historical significance. Exhibitions and events bring culture to life.
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.
On the occasion of the International Day of the Monument, which is celebrated every year on April 18, we have compiled a small selection
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 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.
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?
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.
The concept of Horizons d’Alsace sounds like it was created during the Covid pandemic to cater to the wanderlust and love of nature
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.
Innovative hotel concepts: Restaging old stock with modernity and a dash of art: a look at Devonshire, Kassel, Luxembourg and Poznan.
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
Geologically, the island of Funen is a flooded ice age landscape. Instead of flat marshland you get a rolling hilly landscape
The Partnership Association Grevenbroich offers a trip to Saint Chamond at the end of May 2022. A preview and travel info.
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
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 a hike through the South Fyn Archipelago, we admire not only nature, but also progress. Fiber optics are being laid to the last farm.
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
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
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
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.
Bulgaria is an exciting country with a lot to discover. The cost of living is based on the Bulgarian income ratios
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.
The Grand Duchy offers hikers around 3,500 kilometers of signposted trails. The Move-We Carry luggage service makes multi-day tours easy!
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.
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 sparsely populated Valle di Muggio above Lake Lugano is the southernmost valley in Ticino. Chestnut forest alternates with dry meadows and orchards
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
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
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
In 2019, the population of the former German colony of Bougainville voted for independence from Papua New Guinea with a majority of 98 percent.
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.
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
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
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
Sake, Soba, Satoyama. Three typical Japanese terms can be associated with the visit to Fujinomiya, the city closest to the sacred Mount Fuji.
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
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
Shizuoka Prefecture fulfills travel preferences with a desire for more distance and nature. Experience Japan away from the big cities like Osaka or Kyoto.
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.
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 old Hotel Okura was a showcase of Japanese craftsmanship coupled with modern architecture. The new building made better use of the valuable air space
Every trip through Europe sets something against the isolation caused by the Brexit. A ferry founded by Breton farmers carries mainly tourists
Dushanbe looks back on a long tradition of trade. The name of the city on the legendary Silk Road means Monday Market.
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
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 has been transporting agricultural products from Brittany to the British Isles since 1973 and is now particularly used by travelers
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.
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.
A harmonious triad of culture, design and wine in the boutique hotel between Vitra Campus and Fondation Beyeler. Star architects and designers meet here
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 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 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.
Tips to make traveling Down Under a straightforward experience. However, European travelers should be prepared for a few unusual things
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
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 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
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
Biosphere Expeditions’ citizen science project researches endangered leatherback sea turtles in Costa Rica. Active vacation and species conservation project.
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
Beautiful cottages in a former farmstead give city dwellers new energy away from meetings, business meals and mobile permanent availability
Well, curiosity, the Zoigl calendar and chance lead us to the old vicarage in Altenstadt an der Waldnaab to Anni and Rudi Loistl. There we learn a lot about the more than 600-year-old brewing tradition from the guests and the innkeepers, and in no time at all Zoigl passes our lips as a matter of…
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
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
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
After eleven years of civil war and the subsequent Ebola epidemic, the West African country wants to become attractive for international tourists again
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.
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