Designhotel am Stadtgarden – Freiburg, Germany

Guest room at Hotel am Stadtgarden (hotel photos Ron Bernthal)

  Hotel Review -  Designhotel am Stadtgarten, Freiburg, Germany   I was visiting Freiburg for one night and needed an affordable and clean hotel property within walking distance, or a short tram ride, from the historic Münsterplatz (Cathedral Square) and … Continue reading


United Airlines 757-200 seat configuration.

Flight Review:   United Airlines Stuttgart (STR) – Newark  (EWR), Business/First   United Airlines operates the only daily, non-stop flight from the New York City area to Stuttgart, in southwest Germany, and for travelers heading to this region it is the … Continue reading

Cube Restaurant – Stuttgart, Germany

Kunstmuseum-Stuttgart illuminated at night.  Cube restaurant is located on top floor of building.    (photo courtesy Kunstmuseum-Stuttgart)

Cube Restaurant – Stuttgart, Germany Review: Ron Bernthal The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart opened in 2005 on a lovely, historic square in the middle of the city. The museum’s collection of mostly European contemporary art is outstanding, and the building itself, a … Continue reading

Airline Review: airberlin – NEW YORK (JFK) – BERLIN Business Class

airberlin aircraft prepares for takeoff  (photo Dennis Bhogal for airberlin)

Although airberlin likes to spell its name in lower case, the carrier’s Business Class service on its non-stop flight from New York (JFK) to Berlin’s Tegel Airport (TXL) is not “lower” in any sense the word. Check-in for AB7249 was … Continue reading

Berlin Journal: Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg Not Quite Ready for Liftoff

Exterior of new Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt, expected to open in 2015. (photo Ron Bernthal)

BY RON BERNTHAL The year 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and one aspect of the quarter century anniversary since Berlin was unified was going to be the opening of the city’s new … Continue reading

Hotel Review: Indigo Berlin – Alexanderplatz

IndigoAlexDeluxeRoom5[1] By Ron Bernthal My first visit to an Indigo hotel, the boutique chain that is part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), was in Berlin, Germany. The 153-room new property is located in the former East Berlin neighborhood of Mitte, … Continue reading