GlobTravel Explorer Blog
GlobTravel
Great Destinations, Programs and Events
Quick Search
Advanced Search
Enter some keywords or '?'

The 10 latest posts

Program - Gourmet - Germany - Luebeck
Taste of Beer in the Hanseatic City

Taste of Beer in the Hanseatic City 24/10/2021 Breweries of Lubeck On the 23rd of April 1516 the German Beer Purity Law was once passed by the Bavarian state regulations. The golden barley juice has a tradition which is several thousand years old, it is drunk just about everywhere in the world and considered the national drink of the Germans.The history of beer, peppered with entertaining and interesting anecdotes, leads you across the whole of Germany. Read more ...


Program - Sightseeing - Germany - Luebeck
The Town Gate with History

The Town Gate with History 03/07/2021 - 29/08/2021 The Holsten Gate in Lubeck The Holsten Gate is Lübeck’s famous landmark and one of the most popular motifs for photos in the whole of Northern Europe. It decorates countless postcards, marzipan cakes, stamps, and 2-Euro coins with its thick red-brick walls and massive twin towers. This impressive Gothic city gate was once a symbol of power and formed an important part of the town’s fortifications designed to protect this rich Hanseatic city from enemy attacks. Together with the old city center (Altstadt) of Lübeck, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Read more ...


Program - Arts - Germany - Luebeck
Günter Grass

Günter Grass 04/06/2021 - 06/06/2021 German Winer of the Nobel Prize in Literature Günter Wilhelm Grass was a German-Kashubian novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor, and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Danzig (now Gdańsk), Günter Grass had been living just outside Lübeck for 13 years when he collected his Nobel Prize. He was living in Lubeck until his death in 2015. Today, his house is a museum where visitors can learn more about the author. Read more ...


Program - Leisure - Germany - Luebeck
The versatile Baltic seaside resort

The versatile Baltic seaside resort 26/02/2021 - 28/02/2021 Timmendorfer Strand There are sandy beaches and the sea in all holiday resorts on the Bay of Lübeck. However, there is always a lot going on on Timmendorfer Strand. Even in winter, numerous guests sit in the restaurants and cafés on the car-free spa promenade in the center of the village. Read more ...


Program - Leisure - Germany - Stralsund
Baltic Natural beauty

Baltic Natural beauty Introducing Jasmund National Park The natural beauty awaits visitors on the island of Rügen, the biggest island in Germany. The Jasmund National Park is a nature reserve on the Jasmund peninsula, in the northeast of Rügen island. It is most famous for its dramatica high chalk cliffs. Read more ...


Program - Gourmet - Germany - Stralsund
Gifts from Land and Sea

Gifts from Land and Sea 10/06/2021 - 12/06/2021 Culinary Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania forms the country’s Northeastern corner, sharing its Eastern border with Poland. With over 2,000 lakes, almost 2,000 km of coastline, and with its rivers and freshwater lagoons, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is a water-lover’s paradise. The region’s serene landscapes convey a sense of natural tranquility and peace. Read more ...


Program - Sightseeing - Germany - Stralsund
Gorch Fock

Gorch Fock 25/07/2021 - 06/08/2021 The museum ship Gorch Fock I is a German three-mast barque, the first of a series built as school ships for the German Reichsmarine in 1933. She was taken as war reparations by the Soviet Union after World War II and renamed Tovarishch. The ship was acquired by sponsors, after a short period under the Ukrainian flag in the 1990s and a prolonged stay in British ports due to lack of funds for necessary repairs. Then she sailed to her original home port of Stralsund where her original name of Gorch Fock was restored on 29 November 2003. The barque was christened „GORCH FOCK“ the pseudonym of the German writer Johann Kinau from Hamburg-Finkenwerder, who wrote in a local German dialect. Read more ...


Program - Arts - Germany - Stralsund
The unique miniature world

The unique miniature world GDR miniature vehicle museum This cute little museum is devoted to miniature versions of all manner of vehicles from the former East Germany, all laid out in a miniature town. Read more ...


Program - Sightseeing - Poland - Gdansk
The Medieval Tread wheel

The Medieval Tread wheel 02/06/2021 - 04/06/2021 The Crane: past and present The Crane is one of the defining symbols of Gdańsk and represents what little is left of the city’s great trading age. First mentioned in 1367 the original structure burnt down in 1442 before its current design was created in 1442-1444. As a working crane it was used to transfer cargoes and to put up masts on ships. At one time this was the biggest working crane in the world but it also served a defense function and as one of the gates to the city. It had a lifting capacity of 4 tonnes to a height of 11 meters and this was achieved by two huge wooden wheels at its heart each with a diameter of 6 meters. These wheels were originally powered by men walking inside of them to turn the lifting mechanism. It remained a working crane until the middle of the 19th century and was 80% destroyed in 1945 in The Battle for Gdańsk.
Read more ...


Program - Wellness - Poland - Gdansk
The Spa Town

The Spa Town 12/03/2021 - 14/03/2021 Sopot Spa and Beauty Back in the early 19th century, when Frenchman Jean Georg Haffner returned to Sopot, his aim was to build a spa and health resort in the wonderful place he’d discovered while marching east as a doctor with Napoleon’s army some years before. In 1823, he opened the first Bath House (Warmbad to the Germans) which offered a range of treatments and baths. The first Resort House (Salon or a Kursaal) was opened in 1824, changing rooms added on the beach and a small pier built. Haffner died in 1830, but his legacy didn’t. Stewardship passed into the hands of the Böttcher family who added another store to the Resort House, featuring 12 modest hotel rooms, while Haffner himself entered folklore, today revered as the father of modern Sopot. It’s for this reason you’ll find the town bristling with hotels, streets and monuments in his honor. Read more ...