Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Coaching in Bavaria and Neuschwanstein Castle

Executive summary by darmansjah

We invite you join us for a journey into the past. On an European post carrige tour you, too, can discover the country and people just as Goethe, king Ludwig and the Lindau Messenger did in their days.

Coaching in Bavaria, situated near Lake Ammersee, is the only operator in Germany to offer organised carriage tours over several days in the Alpine region and down to the sea, and has done so for many years.

Enjoy a different time dimension away from busy roads. Our day tours by carriage will introduce you to an enchanting landscape of lakes and forests on the way to the Royal Castles.

We promise an unforgettable experience.

Schloss Neuschwanstein is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.

The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.

Monday, May 30, 2016


Executive summary by darmansjah

Offering rooms with flat-screen TVs, this 4-star hotel is situated within a renovated 19th-century building. It features a rooftop terrace with views of the surrounding Old Town district.

"This is an elegant hotel with beautifully decorated common areas and rooms. The staff are very helpful, friendly and efficient. It is located within walking distance to the "Old Town" & various other... "

This non-smoking hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The 3-star-superior Best Western lies on the edge of Bamberg’s Old Town, a 10-minute walk from Bamberg Main Station.

"Modern, clean, comfortable hotel just a short walk from the old town area of Bamberg and beautiful riverside. Good local transport and near to train station. Excellent breakfast provided and tea and coffee... "

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Romantic Road

Executive summary by darmansjah

Romantische Strasse is a "theme route" devised by promotion-minded travel agents in the 1950s. It describes the 350 kilometres (220 mi) of highway between Würzburg and Füssen in southern Germany, specifically in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, linking a number of picturesque towns and castles. In medieval times it was a trade route that connected the center of Germany with the south. Today this region is thought by many international travellers to possess "quintessentially German" scenery and culture, in towns and cities such as Nördlingen, Dinkelsbühl and Rothenburg ob der Tauber and in castles such as Burg Harburg and the famous Neuschwanstein. The Romantic Road is marked along the way with brown signs.

Saturday, May 28, 2016


Executive summary by darmansjah

The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday. The festival is famed for its elaborate masks.

Venetian masks feature prominently in the film Eyes Wide Shut. Stores that supplied the masks include both Ca' Macana and Il Canovaccio in Venice.

Carnevale is depicted in the 2009 video game Assassin's Creed II. The main character, Ezio Auditore, is assisted by the artist Leonardo da Vinci in hunting down and assassinating the corrupt Doge of Venice during Carnevale; a golden mask, which Ezio must obtain to enter a private party held by the Doge, plays a significant role in this part of the game. Carnevale is also depicted in the 2005 video game Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. The first episode of the game is set during Carnivale in 2001, and large enemies wear masks.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Baden-Baden and Brenner’s Park Hotel and Spa

Executive summary by Darmansjah

 View of Baden-Baden from Mount Mekur

                                                             old town of baden-baden

The Florentinerberg (Florentine Hill) with the New Castle (top right), the Caracalla Spa (bottom right), and the Friedrichsbad (bottom left)

Stiftskirche in Baden-Baden

Kurhaus with casino in Baden-Baden

The Trinkhalle with the mineral water spring

Brenner's Park-Hotel & Spa

Russische Kirche, an orthodox church in Baden-Baden

Friedrichsbad (Frederick's bath), New Castle and Klosterschule vom Heiligen Grab (Abbey school)

The "Old castle" (Hohenbaden)

Baden-Baden is a spa town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany (district capital is the city of Karlsruhe). It is located in the northern foothills of the Black Forest, on the banks of the Oos River in close proximity to France and Switzerland.

Baden-Baden is a German spa town. The city offers many options for sports enthusiasts; Golf and tennis are both popular in the area. Horse races take place each May, August and October at nearby Iffezheim. The countryside is ideal for hiking and mountain climbing. In the winter Baden-Baden is a skiing destination.

The springs of Baden-Baden have been known for more than 2,000 years, and their composition resembles that of the Roman baths of the 3rd century. The water at the baths of "Caracalla-Therme" spa is rich in sodium chloride, and comes from artesian wells 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) under the Florentiner Mountain.

The Spielbank casino is more than 200 years old and the oldest of its type in Germany.Dostoyevsky is said to have written The Gambler after he lost his money and even his shirt here. The rooms were designed in the style of a French château.

The Russian writer Ivan Turgenev based his novel Smoke (1867) in Baden-Baden, describing it as a place where the Russian nobility spend time.

There is an 18-hole golf course in Fremersberg.

Much of the Joseph Losey movie The Romantic Englishwoman (1975) was filmed on location in the town, with the Brenner's Park Hotel featuring particularly prominently. The Bollywood movie Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) was the first Indian movie to be shot in Baden-Baden.

From 23 to 28 September 1981, the XIth Olympic Congress took place in the Kurhaus in Baden-Baden. The England football team were based near Baden-Baden at Hotel Bühlerhöhe (Schwarzwaldhochstraße) during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Exclusive spa facilities, a restaurant with 1 Michelin star, and free Wi-Fi are offered at this 5-star hotel. It is set in scenic gardens in Baden-Baden, a 10-minute walk from the Kurhaus Spa Centre.

Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa offers elegant rooms with antique furniture and balconies. Each is equipped with satellite TV and a minibar, and the bathrooms feature Italian marble.

Facilities at Brenners Spa include a Roman-style swimming pool, relaxation rooms and several saunas, as well as a fitness studio. Massages and health treatments are available here.

The award-winning Brenners Park-Restaurant serves international cuisine. Other dining options include the Salon Lichtental with terrace, the Oleander-Bar and the conservatory. The Kaminhalle lounge offers live piano music in the evenings.