Archive for August 12, 2015


“Germany’s biggest Chocolate Festival – the chocolART – is guest in Wernigerode from October 30 to November 3, 2013 is the colourful town in the Harz” host for chocolate lovers from all over the world once again. After the great success of the first on chocolART tour in 2012 with over 50,000 visitors and great events, the estates of exclusive chocolatiers and manufacturers from different countries fill the historic old town of Wernigerode this year with enticing aromas of chocolate. Since 2006, the Festival belongs to the annual event highlight in the university town of Tubingen. The idea on tour was realized first 2012. Wernigerode prevailed in the selection of the tour station against numerous renowned competitors.

There are many reasons for this: much like Tubingen Wernigerode has a beautiful historical old town with half-timbered buildings from several centuries. The enthroned above the City Castle Wernigerode, the Harz National Park and the Harz narrow gauge railways each year over a million overnight guests in the city entice with their steam-powered locomotives. A ride on the brocken, the highest peak in the Harz mountains and the symbol of German unity, is a unique experience. Who is yourself, reached the Summit on one of the numerous hiking trails or mountain bike routes. But mainly the history of the city, which is closely linked with the production of chocolate was decisive for the chocolART. Already in the thirties of the 20th century produced the Argenta chocolate factory AG Wernigerode”products from chocolate. The brocken splitter”as the most famous product are manufactured today. Since 2004, Wergona ties chocolate”successfully in the tradition of chocolate making in Wernigerode on and finished in one of the largest and most modern factories products for customers in 52 countries worldwide. From October 30th until November 3, 2013 Wernigerode’s old town turns again in a chocolate experience. On the market square in front of the historic town hall Top chocolatiers from different countries present their fine products and invite you to discover the variety of chocolate Praline courses, hot chocolate and cocoa painting.

Nevada National Park

Sierra Nevada National Park extends over a surface of 86,200 hectares, which include 44 villages in the provinces of Granada and Almeria. The highest peak of the Iberian peninsula is the Mulhacen, with 3,481 metres in height and is part of the mountain chain of the Sierra nevada. This Park has been listed as a nature reserve by UNESCO. More than 65 species of plants of the place are indigenous zone. The Alpujarra region encompasses outstanding southern of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tours through the Park can be made on foot, on horseback, by bicycle or with vehicles 4 4. From the hotel in Granada you can access the Park through the path that leads to the ski resort of Sierra Nevada and goes up to the Summit of the wind vane.

Down the dirt road you can take from Capileira, on the Alpujarrena slope. The western part of the province of Granada consists of small towns such as Loja, Alhama de Granada and Montefrio. This villages, surrounded by hills and the bordering rivers, preserve a legacy historical very rich and diverse. The A-92 motorway connects the city of Granada with the village of Granada faith, founded by the Catholic Monarchs in the 15th century, to establish a military camp that serve as a base for the invasion of Grenada. Already in the interior of the town, you can see magnificent manifestations architectural as the neoclassical parish and the gateways to the city. Loja is located 45 kilometers to the West of Granada, also by the A-92 motorway. There can be seen the fortress of Alcazaba, the neo-classical character of the mausoleum of Narvaez, the chapel of Jesus Nazareno, the mudejar Gothic style of the Church of the incarnation, the neoclassical building of the Town Hall and the Church of San Gabriel. Loja is known as the city of water, since there are numerous Springs, which are channelled towards fonts to emphasize the artistic value of the same. Almost 52 kilometres of any of the cheap hotels of the capita we can find the town of Alhama de Granada, whose name It means hot baths. Most relevant buildings of the place are, undoubtedly, the Arab fortress, the Church of la Encarnacion, the House of the Inquisition with his gotico-isabelino style and the Hospital of the Queen, with predominantly Renaissance traits. Victor Tejerina original author and source of the article