Frankfurt | From A380 and City Sights

Having started out on the “Queen of the Skies” back in 1998, 2018 would become my next chapter in superjumbo air travel. Twenty years after my first on-duty flight on a Boeing B747-200 (which retired in 2001), I received the chance of my lifetime to join the Airbus A380 group after the company had announced the relocation of five of the 14 mega planes to my home base Munich from March 2018 on. Of course, I didn´t need much time to think this over…

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Munich | Church Chic – Peterskirche

Having paused my ecclesiastical interiors series “Church chic” for quite some time, I thought it was just the right moment to pick up with one of Munich´s most prominent and dignified place of worship: Church of Peter, or “Old Peter” as we call it. Continue reading

Lufthansa A330-300 Business Class | Duesseldorf – Miami

With the collapse of Air Berlin, Lufthansa´s traditional daily winter service from its Southern hub Munich has been rerouted three times a week via Duesseldorf, allowing formerly passengers of the leisure airline to fly nonstop from the capital of North Rhine Westphalia to the Sunshine State. The new/old connection (LH served MIA from DUS a few years ago already) operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays only while the remaining weekdays are operated from Munich. So it was bad luck that we were rebooked automatically via Duesseldorf on the day of our departure. Proved that a provincial airport does not meet the criteria of a sophisticated network carrier.

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BMI Regional ERJ145 Economy Class | Southampton – Munich

Like mentioned in a blog post from early 2016, Lufthansa had introduced services from Southampton to its hub Munich in March 2016 operated by its codeshare partner BMI Regional. Having just recently completed a channel crossing from Hamburg with the mighty Queen Mary 2, it was just the perfect occasion to try this air link by myself, turning out to be a comfortable and time-saving alternative to the permanently overcrowded London Heathrow airport. Continue reading

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

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