Month: September 2016

Travel tips – Dirndl guide for the Oktoberfest

Edelnice Dirndl Oktoberfest Trachtenmode

The Oktoberfest has already started. Do you have the perfect fitting dirndl? Do you know how long your dirndl should be or which colour or swatch it should have? But it is not only about the dirndl itself, the perfect look also needs matching shoes and accessories. To be on the safe side, I summarised you the most important facts for:

  1. The traditional dirndl

The traditional dirndl is always an ideal choice and it is either knee- or full- length whereby the apron should be two or three centimetre longer than the hem of a skirt. A high-quality dirndl is made of cotton. If you want to buy a traditional dirndl, look for muted colours such as ruby or green.

  1. Round up your look

As usual, the right selection of accessories rounds up your whole outfit. Depending on you taste you can combine your dirndl with a hat, bracelet, necklace, earrings, socks or a bag. I choose to wear a simple and small necklace.

  1. Show colours

By now you all know dirndl are offered in almost every colour available, which means that there is something for each taste. Quite famous are pastel colours such as rose, light blue or mint green for example. The dirndl, which I wear in the picture, has no pastel colours. It is designed by Edelnice in green, black and purple. I prefer to have stronger colours because I look very pale in pastel colours.

Edelnice Dirndl Oktoberfest Trachtenmode


  1. Tie your bow right

Be aware of your bow! Having the bow on the wrong side can lead to misunderstandings or unpleasant situations. Here you have a brief overview of how to tie your bow:

  • Right-hand front side means that you are in a relationship
  • Left-hand front side means that you are single
  • In the middle of the front means that you are virgin
  • In the middle of the back means that you are widow.
  1. Wearing comfortable shoes

I know that I wear heels in the pictures but I could not do that for a whole day on the Oktoberfest. I could not walk and dance on heels the whole day but of course, it depends on the person. Typically, you could wear Haferlschuh, ballerinas or ankle boots. It should just fit to the type of your dirndl.

What you shouldn’t do

  • Don’t forget your blouse. A blouse and bow belong to every garb. Furthermore, every blouse gives a special touch to your dirndl.
  • Don’t wear a dirndl that is too short.
  • Glitter pumps and chucks do not fit with a dirndl.
  • Neon colours or animal prints are not looking good!

Are you still looking for an accommodation? Then have a look at my article about Bavaria Motel.


I bet you have not been at the best place in Zadar!

Villa Diana Zadar Apartments Hotel

It has been my first time in Zadar and I have been flushed by the old town. It is full of history and storytelling. But where is the best place to stay when you are in Zadar? During the summer time, it can be really crowded. Therefore I suggest you stay at Villa Diana Zadar. Villa Diana Zadar is only 15 minutes by foot to the old town and has everything you need in its surroundings. Furthermore, Villa Diana Zadar has the nicest receptionist, Martina, who I have ever met. Martina has super travel tips for Zadar!

Cleanliness is no expression for the freshness and purity of the apartments. The spacious apartments are very exquisite, classy and magnificent.

I loved the generous bathroom with a huge shower and bathtub. I did not mention the large mirrors in the bathroom and hall. The hall also has a walk-in closet.

Villa Diana Zadar Apartments Hotel

The charming balcony is equipped with a table, two chairs and sunbeds. During my delicious breakfast, I was delighted by the amazing view of the old town. If you want to cook, you can use the kitchen in the apartment. The WIFI works perfectly too. Don’t worry, if you want to travel with your family or a group, Villa Diana Zadar has enough modern and beautiful apartments. Villa Diana Zadar also offers facilities for the disabled.


Don’t know what to do in Zadar? Have a look here!

Do you already know where to stay at the Oktoberfest?

Bavaria Motel Freiham

During the peak season, almost all hotels in Munich are fully booked and the prices for Airbnb flats are high, too. I found the ideal place for a trip to Munich.

Bavaria Motel, it is located in Freiham, which is around 15 minutes away from the main station. The Oktoberfest is only one station away from the main station, which means that you only need around 20 minutes to Theresienwiese. Even though the train station is only 2 minutes walking distance from Bavaria Motel, you won’t hear a noise. I especially enjoyed staying at Bavaria Motel because I got away from the crowds and liked the peace and quiet of Bavaria Motel.


My room had the perfect size and with its modern Bavarian style I felt so comfortable!  I haven’t had such a good WIFI in a hotel for a long time. The generous TV program entertained me every evening. The room equipment and cleanliness were lauded. In addition to the practically equipped room, a bathroom with a shower enclosure beautified my stay. The open shower will give you the right start in the day.

Bavaria Motel Freiham BATHROOM


But not only will the open shower give you the right start in the day. The breakfast at Bavaria Motel is amazing. Beside the continental breakfast, Bavaria Motel offers typical Bavarian veal sausages, sweet mustard and pretzels. Platzhirsch Freiham also serves lunch and dinner.

Bavaria Motel Freiham Brekafast

Bavaria Motel Freiham Breakfast

Bavaria Motel Freiham


Germany’s next influencer is not a woman!

Germany's new influencer Grazia H&M Caro Daur Novalanalove

I did not expect this at all! Grazia & H&M selected Germany’s next influencer yesterday. BUT the winner is not a woman! It is ERIC.

Loads of bloggers were taking selfies with the IT BLOGGERS of Germany! Novalanalove and Caro Daur welcomed everyone very friendly at the main entrance. They had enough time for each of their followers. Even when the management of H&M told them to leave the “selfie area” for interviews, they stayed and took a selfie with everyone in the queue.

Germany's new influencer Grazia H&M Caro Daur Novalanalove

I was especially inspired by the gorgeous Sofia and Nina Suess .They were both so warm and talkative!

Germany's new influencer Grazia H&M Sofia Matiamu Germany's new influencer Grazia H&M nina suess

The whole event for the new H&M Studio collection was a success. Thanks to H&M and Grazia for an entertaining evening.

Germany's new influencer Grazia H&M Germany's new influencer Grazia H&M Germany's new influencer Grazia H&M

A flight ticket to Bergamo for 5€ – Is it possible?


Normally, everyone who flies to Bergamo wants to take the bus to Milano. But did you know that Bergamo’s magnificent city is only 20 minutes away from the airport by bus? Now you know that the fairytale city of Bergamo is only a few minutes away from the Orio al Serio international airport.


How to get to Bergamo?

I flew with Ryanair at 8.30 am to Bergamo from Cologne, Germany, and my return flight was at 8.10 pm at the same day. The total price for the tickets were only 10€.

So I paid 5€ for each way!! Unbelievable! If you are not currently in Cologne, Ryanair also offers routes to Bergamo from Athens, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Belfast, Ibiza, London, Bristol, Hamburg, Kos, Mallorca, Madrid, Oslo, Stockholm, Lisbon, Dublin and much more.

Don’t miss the beautiful alpine panorama shortly before landing!

A day ticket for the bus costs 5€ and is available in the arrival hall on the opposite of the car rental service. I recommend to buy the Bergamo card for 10€ or 15€, which lasts for 24hours or 48hours. The card includes the airport bus, all cable cars and all public transport you need. Furthermore, you will have a free entrance to many attractions and almost all museums. An excellent discount is guaranteed at affiliated places.

What to do?

I spent the whole day in the historical center of Bergamo and I immediately felt in love with the old town. The narrow romantic alleyways,  monumental churches and the view of Bergamo have been breathtaking!

Bergamo Citi Alta

  1. Your first stop should be the Porta S. Giacomo, where you can enjoy one of the majestic entrance doors and the view of Bergamo. Porta S. Giacomo Bergamo
  2. Then discover S. Maria Maggiore Basilica and the Chapel Colleoni on your way to the Piazza Vecchia.                                            Bergamo Piazza Vecchia
  3.  Have a break at bar Flora, which is next to the library. Enjoy a cup of coffee with a croissant. The croissant is filled with vanilla cream. It is very delicious and even though you are at the heart of the upper town, the prices are moderate.
  4. Don’t miss the gigantic view from the Civic Tower at the Piazza Vecchia. Civic Tower Bergamo
  5. In the afternoon, I walked through the lovely alleys to funicolare (cable car) San Vigilio. funicolare cable car
  6. In San Vigilio, I spent my afternoon in the charming restaurant Baretto San Vigilio.

restaurant Baretto San Vigilio

I had a stunning view of Bergamo from the terrace.

The menu offered a great choice of Italian dishes. I tasted a prawns salad with melons, tropea’s onions and rucola as a starter, followed by fresh pasta with clams and tiramisu. All dishes were a culinary delight. As I am addicted to desserts, I ordered a Crêpe with chocolate mousse. The service is really nice and it is a pleasure to dine out at Baretto San Vigilio!
restaurant Baretto San Vigilio

 San Vigilio