Archive for Maj, 2012

ELEGANCE AND PORCELAIN BEAUTY OF MEISSEN

Maj 20, 2012

It is the beauty of porcelain figurines and elaborately painted dinner sets that come to your mind when Meissen is mentioned. It was a great success story when Germany unravelled the mysteries of porcelain production in the 18th century. Before it has been zealously guarded by the Chinese who had a total monopoly and could […]

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KONIGSTEIN – EUROPE’S BIGGEST MOUNTAIN FORTRESS

Maj 19, 2012

Perched on a hill and overlooking a small Saxony town of Konigstein is the mighty Festung Konigstein (Konigstein Fortress). In its 800 years of existence it has stopped all its enemies and remained unconquered until the arrival of present-day tourists eager to climb its walls, admire its might and enjoy great vistas from the top […]

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WEIMAR – GERMANY’S CULTURAL GEM

Maj 7, 2012

Two heavyweights of German literature – Goethe and Schiller stand side by side and gaze above us at the Theaterplatz in Weimar. Just by looking around the centre I can see that this compact  city is a stunning architectural pearl. If you ever travel through Thuringia in the south-east part of Germany just make a […]

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