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Ramsau: Ramsau church in winter at dusk
Ramsau church in winter at dusk © Getty Images/bluejayphoto
This month's issue is all about experiences and enjoyment! Now that the weather is getting colder and we are getting cozy indoors, we like to dream about exceptional culinary experiences, like Franconian wine and Dresden Christstollen, and luxurious spa treatments as the ones from Kneipp in Bavaria. For the latest news, check out the new airport in Berlin Brandenburg that just opened last month.

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Your GNTB team
christmas stollen, top view
Christmas stollen © Unsplash/Jennifer Pallian
A sweet holiday treat from Dresden
No matter what the holidays may look like this year, there are some traditions that just remain. For centuries, bakers and pastry chefs of Dresden have been preserving the original recipe of the Dresdner Christstollen. Even though this traditional Christmas cake's essential ingredients were laid down hundreds of years ago, every one of the 130+ stollen surprise with their unique family recipe.
Discover the secret!
House of Farina
In 1708 in Cologne, Johann Maria Farina created a fragrance that was timeless in the truest sense of the word. Since its invention, many different fragrances have been marketed as "Eau de Cologne. But the original was created here in the House of Farina on the Rhine, where the world's oldest working perfumery today houses a fragrance museum.
Go on a virtual tour!
UNESCO World Heritage Cologne Cathedral during Blue Hour, Hohenzollern Bridge over the Rhine
Cologne cathedral © Lookphotos/Guenther Bayerl
Entry Hall of Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Entry Hall of Berlin Brandenburg Airport
© Airport Berlin Brandenburg
Touch down in Brandenburg!
The Berlin Brandenburg “Willy Brandt” Airport opened on October 31, 2020. All flights in the Berlin area will now be concentrated in one location. With three terminals and two runways, the airport will open with a capacity for 27 million passengers. There are direct connections to several destinations in Brandenburg.
Visit BER!
Franconian wine region
Franconian wine region © DWI - German Wine Institute
Franconian Wine 
One of Germany’s most renowned 13 wine regions is Franconia, and its wine is appreciated all over the world. Local wine cellars with a fun and modern vibe offer tasting sessions. The Franconian region itself is very worth exploring: Enjoy beautiful cycle routes by the Main river that offer fascinating views of the countryside and historical villages.
Taste Franconian wine
Bad Meinberg, a health oasis
The spa of Meinberg in North Rhine-Westphalia offers an abudance of natural and medical wellness services, and therefore many different conditions can be treated here. Local nature remedies include sulphurous mud, spring water and carbon dioxide; all put to good use in spa therapies and rehabilitation processes. Other approaches in Bad Meinberg include Chinese and Thai medicine, as well as yoga and Ayurveda.
Discover more health spas!
Bad Meinberg: woman in mud bath
Bad Meinberg © Staatsbad Meinberg GmbH
The Bavarian Wellness Experience
Did you know Bavaria is home to one of the most popular wellness methods in the world? In 2021, Bavaria will celebrate the 200th birthday anniversary of priest Sebastian Kneipp, whose health practice known as the “Kneipp Cure” is still widely practiced today. For this, Bavaria is the perfect place to unwind and revitalize the mind, body and soul. It’s contemporary wellness resorts and beautiful countryside offer a blissful escape to oasis.
More “Kneipp Cure” Stories
water therapy, part of The Kneipp Cure
Kneipp water therapy © - Tobias Gerber
Culinary © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH/Jean-Claude Winkler
© DZT/Francesco Carovillano
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