Stuttgart’s Surprising Christmas Markets
One of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in Germany is also one of its biggest secrets. Discover this Christmas wonderlands of Stuttgart and neighboring Ludwigsburg before the rest of the world hears about them.
Christmas Markets in Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland
Kristkindlmarkts -- Christmas markets fill villages throughout Europe's Alpine region with twinkling lights, tantalizing aromas, crafts and holiday music.
Christmas Markets in Munich
December winds nip at noses and fingers as vendors and shopper wrap their hands around warm cups of spicy Gluhwein at Munich's many Christmas Markets.
Dresden Germany – The Renaissance Reborn
Augustus the Strong, who ruled Saxony in the 16th century, dreamed of making Dresden a “Venice on the Elbe” and set about creating a cultural center of lavish palaces and riverside prospects.
History and Comfort in Germany’s Black Forest
We followed Marie Antoinette to this traditional Black Forest inn, deep in a wooded valley of Southwest Germany
Kandinsky -- Abstract Art in Munich
The largest collection of the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky, a founder of Abstract art, is assembled at Munich´s Lenbachhaus and will also be shown in New York and Paris.
Sleeping in a Hayloft – Only in Switzerland!
Spending the night nestled in a bed of straw might not be everyone’s glass of cider, but there is no more restful luxury after a day outdoors than a hayloft overlooking a green meadow high above a Swiss village.
Southwest Germany’s Unique Christmas Markets
In an area so close you can visit them all in a few days, Germany’s southwest corner offers shoppers and travelers at least seven distinctly different Christmas markets.
Villa Principe Leopoldo on Lake Lugano Switzerland
The bellman swept back the gold drapes with a flourish to let the late afternoon sunlight flood my room – and to reveal a post-card view across Lake Lugano to the mountains on the opposite shore.
Waldhotel Stuttgart – A City Hotel in the Forest
A 10-minute direct train ride from the art-filled center of Stuttgart, Germany, this stylish hotel is a serene retreat surrounded by forest and parkland.
Walking Through Vineyards on the Swiss Riviera
UNESCO named Switzerland’s Lavaux region, on the sunny north shore of Lake Geneva, a World Heritage Site for its cultural landscape of vineyards and farms.
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