According to a recent EUobserver report, Germany issued a warning to all nationals visiting Turkey to beware of posting social media messages that criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Tensions are on the rise since the controversial Khashoggi affair has caused increased friction in the region. The German Foreign Ministry has warned citizens traveling to Turkey to lay […]
Accommodations when travelling, whether for business or pleasure, can often a big headache. From the room that is smaller than what we expected (after extensively reading about it on the Internet), to the restaurant that thinks a vegetarian menu is a novelty, being disappointed just seems to be part of travel. What if you could avoid some of these “misunderstandings” though?
Autumn is a lovely season and, I have to admit, very dear to me (I was born in November, I got married in September, you get the idea). Since it is the harvest season, Autumn bears significant importance for people all over the world, and is celebrated in unique ways everywhere you go. For instance, […]
The Roundtable Tübingen Duck Race 2013, an event that has become a tradition already, takes place this year on October 5th. Rubber ducks races fans are awaited at the start point on Avenue bridge at the upper end of the Neckar Island starting 14.00. As mentioned, the ducks aren’t real, but made of rubber. However, […]
Croatian Culture Week opened up last Saturday, and is scheduled to run through this coming Sunday in Darmastadt, Germany. To mark the forthcoming entry by Croatia into the EU, the German city is previewing Croatia’s music and arts to the local German citizenry.
Two news bits today concerning Germany’s disposition toward migrants and visitors draw further attention to key Schengen and visa discussion. A report via EurActiv speaks to one side of the German and EU PR aspect, the Roma people being the subject on the one hand. At the other end of Germany’s public relations woes, news that second generation Turks in Germany are headed home suggest the German state is in an exclusivity mood toward some.
It might be bitterly cold in Northern Germany at the moment, but sun seekers still have the opportunity to escape to much warmer climes thanks to a former Soviet aircraft hangar that now serves as a tropical island retreat all-year round. Inside the MASSIVE building lies Germany’s one and only Caribbean-style resort, the aptly named Tropical Islands.
In one of the most bizarre, and one of the coolest stories we’ve run across in some time, a story about a German soldier having written a letter back in December 1941, then the WW II Christmas card finally being delivered some 71 years later, this is cause for some cheers.
Greece is preparing for a record year in tourism in 2013, with a projected all time high of 17 million foreign visitors expected to visit the country this year. This large number seems attainable as existing data shows the number of Russian visitors to Greece is expected to exceed one million and bookings up 20% in Germany.
Picture of the day today, bridge over the Mosel River in Schweich, Rhineland Pfalz, Germany.
2012 will no doubt be a challenging one for the airline industry. AMR going bust, and even budget carriers feeling the pinch in 2011, many will likely founder in the coming months. One carrier, Germany’s second biggest carrier Air Berlin, looks to be applying lessons hard learned early on in the year.
The Bernkastel-Kues Christmas market is open the entire advent season, giving locals and tourists alike the chance to purchase authentic Christmas gifts, carefully handcrafted by local artisans.
In news from Research and Markets, the Croatia Tourism Report for quarter one 2012 is out. According to the leading research firm, Croatia’s recovering tourism market is still on the mend since beginning to climb out of a disasterous 2008 – 2009.
This year, the festival opens officially on September 17th, with the mayor of Munich tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. The festival will last until October 3rd, 2011.
The news that the Danish parliament moved on Friday to reintroduce limited border controls, should not really come as any surprise. With one segment of the EU pushing hard for austerity measures on the other side, and the Russian Federation being nixed at every turn on free visa travel, and general upheaval increasing overall, isn’t it clear more than one border crossing is at risk?