Munich | Art & Antiques 2017

We all love museums. But isn´t it sometimes frustrating that all that you can take home with you  from the visit is either an overpriced picture postcard or simply your memories? Well, at the Kunst & Antiquitätenmesse (Art & Antiques) in Munich you can not only marvel at extraordinary contemporary and antique art and furnitures, you can actually do take it home. If you wanted to. Continue reading

Eat & Style 2017 | Foodporn for Foodies

Food and travel belong together like Munich and the Oktoberfest. And while the majority of the world still thinks Germany as the Land of Sausage and Sauerkraut, some people just know better. Explore the modern style German cuisine on one of the country´s largest food festivals around: The Eat & Style. Continue reading

Rofan Mountain | Nature Escape to Tirol

Sometimes, when things get too much around you, it is always a good idea to retreat to a place where your body and soul can get some rest. And what comes handier than some good old mountain time? Continue reading

Lisbon | An Afternoon in the Pearl of Portugal

On my recent early bird rotation I had the pleasure to visit one of my dearest European metropoles that I only get to overnight at once a year: The beautiful Lisbon. Having been betrayed by an entire hour due to un unexpected delay in operations, I could definitely think of a more relaxed way to explore the gorgeous little side streets hill upwards around the amazing historic downtown area. But if a few hours in the late afternoon is all that you have, go out and make the best of it. Continue reading

Toulouse | A Bike Trip along Canal de Midi

It has already been a few weeks, but I really did not want you to miss out on this highly worthwhile Nature excursion down the beautiful canal to the South. Having been completely exhausted from a five days early bird rotation and being completely wrongly dressed on this rather windy and rainy afternoon, it was our First Officer who had proposed this little exercise trip through the romantic UNESCO World Heritage Site landscape. Continue reading

Prague | Café Savoy

A fantastic place to enjoy either a steaming hot chocolate or classical coffee specialities along with a decent snack or a piece of high-class confectionary in a surrounding that gives great insight into what a café must have looked like in the First Czechoslovakian Republic back then. Continue reading

Munich | Cuvilliés Theatre – A Royal Stage

Located in one wing of the sumptuous Residenz palace in Munich downtown, the Cuvilliés Theatre is being considered the most significant Rococo theatre in Germany. Continue reading

Munich | Lake Lullaby on Lake Starnberg

Munich is a great year round destination to visit, but particularly on the hot summer days, downtown can become a little too hot and too overcrowded. So what comes more convenient than escaping the hustle and bustle  of the city to take a romantic panoramic cruise on Lake Starnberg. Just 20 minutes by express train from downtown. Continue reading

Cunard Line | Queen Mary 2 Ship Tour

She is one of the most iconic passenger ships of modern times and the last true ocean liner sailing the classic transatlantic passage from Southampton to New York and back. I have sailed the one and only RMS Queen Mary 2 a few times already and even though they say “some things cannot get better”, I found out during my latest visit to the queen in the port of Hamburg that they surely can. Having been remastered just a few months ago, QM2 returns into service with retouched interiors that once again reinforce her statement: You are not taking a cruise. You are about to make a journey. Continue reading