Interior view of the stylish Hamburg restaurant "The Table"
Michael Danner

Enjoy Germany with Style

How about a Plan G? The greatest Germany insider tips, so to speak. Stylish, beautiful and certainly not on everyone’s lips are these wonderful places that you should know about or add to your portfolio as soon as possible. Here you can enjoy Germany with style.

Nordic by nature

The Ole Liese is nestled in the green pastures of the idyllic Panker estate in the Holstein Switzerland in Schleswig-Holstein. The charming country hotel has 23 rooms and suites in a charming ensemble of buildings dating back to the 18th century and is the perfect base for a Baltic Sea holiday with the whole family. But it gets even better: guests can experience culinary highlights in two restaurants.

Exterior facade of the Ole Liese restaurant
Michael Holz

The cosy Ole Liese Wirtschaft focuses on down-to-earth German classics. In the gourmet restaurant 1797, the team presents imaginative regional cuisine at the highest level. Many of the vegetables, herbs and fruit used are grown in the restaurant’s own 3,000 square metre kitchen garden. So if you want to experience a gourmet weekend, this is the right place for you between a country and beach holiday.

Schnitzel with potatoes on a plate, accompanied by a beer, served together in style on a country house table with a chequered tablecloth
Michael Holz

Saarland’s realm of stars

When you visit the stargazing spots in the St. Wendel region, you have the unique opportunity to observe passing shooting stars and shining stars in the midst of unspoilt nature and without any disturbing light pollution. One of the six celestial showplaces is particularly beautifully situated on Lake Bostal, surrounded by the idyllic low mountain range landscape of the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park. For the perfect view, there are comfortable loungers to patiently watch the night sky. To round off the experience, the seats are equipped with binoculars and telescope attachments, as well as a polar star finder and informative boards. There is also a rotating star chart that shows the entire starry sky in absolute darkness and clarity.

The Milky Way and other stars, photographed between treetops at night
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Riesling is at home here

The impressive Schloss Johannisberg is located on a small hill in Geisenheim and was the first winery in the world to exclusively cultivate the white grape variety Riesling in 1720. Around 25,000 bottles of Riesling are stored in the Bibliotheca Subterranea, the 900-year-old abbey cellar, and this valuable collection can be admired during wine tastings and cellar tours. A picnic in the vineyard is a romantic experience. While savouring culinary delights amidst the vines, the view sweeps over the picturesque vineyards.

View of the Johannisberg vineyard in the sunshine
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Naturally, a refreshing Riesling can be enjoyed perfectly in this atmosphere – accompanied by Spundekäs (a local specialty made with fresh cheese and quark), smoked whips and bread. The “Riesling and Terroir” tour provides you with enough wine knowledge to shine with the expertise you have learnt the next time you visit a restaurant. Because the buzzwords of soil composition, climate and cultivation of the vines are mentioned there. Cheers then!

A person holds freshly harvested grapes in his hand with a glove
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Hamburg’s classiest table

Uniqueness is celebrated at “The Table” restaurant in Hamburg’s HafenCity. Every evening, new creations and unforgettable explosions of flavour are created in Kevin Fehling‘s kitchen. But what makes it special is that all guests are seated at one table. But don’t worry. Family-style dinners are not served. Nor is the motto “sharing is caring”. Quite the opposite. Please savour every crumb. Because we’re talking about 3-star cuisine here, which a maximum of 20 people can enjoy in one evening. We have tested it. It’s worth it!

Wow! Vitra!

It’s no exaggeration to say that the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein is one of the leading museums for design. And worldwide. The main building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, hosts two major temporary exhibitions every year.

The Vitra Schaudepot by Herzog & de Meuron displays around 400 key objects from its extensive collection and is one of the largest permanent exhibitions of modern furniture design in the world. And we all love them: the museum shops of this world. This one is, let’s put it this way, a danger to wallets and credit cards. Because here you are guaranteed to know what is beautiful. And somehow it would always fit perfectly into your own four walls.

Detailed view of the Vitra Design Museum from the outside
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