Archiv für November 2013

Kiel is a must see

Kiel is a town where you should definitely go if you love sailing. There are a lot of sailing events from which the best known is called Kiel Week. This event takes place between 17th and 25th June and it is a celebration of warm weather, seaside living and all above sailing.

Laboe Naval Memorial includes underground memorial room and a museum detailing the history of the German Navy. It was completed in 1936 and the tower of it is 72 m high. Since 1950s it is a memorial for sailors of all nationalities who died in the World Wars.

Kiel Botanical Gardens contains 14 000 plant species from all over the world. The green houses cover over 2 000 square metres and each one represents a different climate. Outside there are areas of heath, moor, dune, salt meadow, pond and ountain as well as rose and flower beds and an arboretum.

Grusellabyrinth is a dark world which is full of goose skin and scary beautiful atmosphere. So, if you like adrenalin, you are kidnapped by the scythe man into the realm of horror. 3 attractions and an exclusive Buffet restaurant expect you and offer to you magic morbid maintenance.

If you are looking for shopping centre next to the sea, than go to Sophienhof which is next to the sea and only a few minutes away from the harbour and the central station.

In Kiel you can combine beach holidays with a city trip including shopping expedition. Moreover, there is a considerable offer of cultural events.

Visit and enjoy Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a city which can suit every taste and interest. Besides being the capital of Denmark, it is also the cultural and trade centre where the Little Mermaid can be seen.

Tivoli is a famous amusement park and gardens which is more than 100 years old. The gardens display a wealth of flowers and thousands of light sparkle from the trees can be seen at night.

In 1909 Carl Jacobsen, the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries, attended the Royal Theatre to see The Little Mermaid ballet based on the fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen. He was so deeply moved by the performance that he commissioned the sculptor Edvard Eriksen to create a statue of the mermaid which was then presented at Langelinie waterfront in 1913. Every year her birthday is celebrated with balloons, music and mermaids.

The city is speckled with palaces, especially the marvellous Rosenborg Castle. A favourite of visitors is the castle´s Royal Collections which include the Crown Jewels. After checking out the exhibits, make sure to take some time to unwind in the King´s Garden.

The largest shopping area is centred on Stoget which is in the heart of the city and the world´s longest pedestrian with a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly shops to world´s most expensive brands.

Regarding the nightlife, the city offers anything from mainstream discos, through glamorous venues and underground clubs. Go to Karrierebar in the Meatpacking District. Norrebro and especially Sankt Hans Torv is a guarantee for a good time with cocktail bars clubs and discos.

The mystic city of Genoa

Genoa is a mystic place where the national hero of Italy Guiseppe Garibaldi or Christopher Columbus was born. This city also has a nickname “the Superb one” because of the glorious past and impressive landmarks.

If you want to sense how Genoa teems with unpretentious night life go to Piazza delle Erbe. This small square full of labyrinthine alleys offer bars, restaurants, pizzeria and gelateria. Parts of Genoa´s old city still look and feel like the Middle Ages. The cobblestone alleyways are so narrow that you can stretch out your arms and touch buildings on either side of the streets. “Get lot” and find yourself again in the heart of the old city by San Lorenzo Cathedral which dates back to the 9th century.

In case you want to try little wine after a long day, visit Taggiou which is a place that is guaranteed to whet your palate with a wide variety of white, red and heaping plate of salami and cheese. Popular food include pesto sauce, focaccia, farinata or salsa di noci.

Time to enjoy you can be found in the Aquarium of Genoa which is the second largest in Europe. It is scientific and cultural centre that welcome millions of visitors every year.

Doing the shopping in the design stores is more like going to a museum. Via Garibaldi is for example housed in an old palace. More design products can be found at Compagnia Unica which carries Dior for your closet and Norman Copenhagen for your kitchen.