Strandgut: The North Sea also washed up treasures on the beach

EIt was the German autumn. And when an abandoned yacht ran aground on Sylt in October 1977, the island was in turmoil. The stranding case of the “Apollo” quickly developed into a criminal case because the thing was more than mysterious: strange men soon got to grips with the ship, weapons were hidden behind a […]

Holidays in Germany: Tips for city trips in the west

Kleve: Where Lohengrin shed a tear Richard Wagner moved the plot of his “Lohengrin” to Antwerp. Of course, this is total nonsense, because the river over which the swan pulled the hero in the night and later back was the Kermisdahl. It flows rather sluggishly at the foot of the Schwanenburg, and that is the […]

North Sea: These five beaches are just fantastic

Es not there, the North Sea. There are ebb and flow, sand and mudflats, wind and waves in very different forms in this sea. And coastal residents with many of their own customs. Every island, every shore here is different – and always something special. We present five of the most attractive places on the […]

Chile: stranded on the Robinson-Crusoe Island because of Corona

AOne afternoon in mid-March, after the light aircraft had left the island with the last few tourists, Rocío Lafuente Diaz-Ripoll sat in her wooden hut on the beach and felt tears well up in her eyes. Did she really make the right decision? How long would she be stuck here? Rocío, 33, talks about this […]

Hotels in Spain: what could a vacation look like despite Corona?

Dhe 290 beds have been made. The water is in the pools, the staff on standby. The only thing missing at the “Hotel Bonsol” in Mallorca is the guests. Hardly had the season started in February after hibernation than Corona had already ended it in mid-March. But the general manager Martin Xamena sees the few […]

Holidays in Germany: Tips for city trips in the south

Bayreuth: Beyond Richard Wagner So really typical Bayreuth is the Upper Franconian city in high summer when the temperatures rise to more than 30 degrees Celsius. The beige stones of the historic old town store the heat, they turn the center into an oven, and visitors are forced to stop in one of the numerous […]

Why there are so many Swiss people all over the world

Dhe Münsterland knows how to surprise. At Anholt, near the German-Dutch border, the landscape changes completely unexpectedly: two mountain sticks tower up unexpectedly from a largely rock-free park landscape. Although significantly smaller, they resemble Rigi and Pilatus in the Confederation. It is not a coincidence. The Anholter Switzerland landscape park, created in the 19th century, […]

On the North Sea or Baltic Sea: Declaration of love for the fish roll

Dhe has his white sausage in the south, his Thuringians in the east, his fish roll in the north. A piece of maritime cultural property, Nordic way of life, captured in two buns. It is even officially honored on World Fish Roll Day, launched by the Schleswig-Holstein Tourism Association to celebrate the culinary hallmark of […]

Holidays in Germany: Tips for city trips in the north

Husum: anything but a gray city “You gray city by the sea” Theodor Storm called his home Husum in 1851 in his poem “The City”. “Dumm Tüüch” – “stupid stuff”, find today’s Husum, and on the tourism website Husum quasi shows his famous son a bird by presenting himself as a “colorful city with short […]

Cruise with sailing ship: adventurous odyssey in the Aegean

SEven before leaving, it becomes clear that this is a cruise in the literal sense. The wind doesn’t determine the route, but it does determine the basic conditions. “He comes from the northwest, we have to go northwest,” says Niko Göttert, the captain of the “Chronos”. Not exactly easy. “I don’t think I can make […]