AUTOSTADT try their hand at curling. Appropriate footwear is available for hire in all sizes (up to size 47) and we can take our cue from the professional ice dancers: not only can they showcase great pirouettes, but they can also teach us how to move more artistically in 30-minute training sessions. If you just want to watch, the pros will show off their skills four times a day in two different revues of 15 minutes each. This amazing spectacle is called “Skate around the World” and includes a wide variety of music that takes us on a journey through the major metropolises. A trip to the top of the big sledging hill is worth it above all for the little ones, who can slide down it with joy. At the bottom, there are lots of fun snow-covered areas. Then we take a look around the wonderful Christmas market in search of peace and tranquillity. A total of 26 booths offer stylish gifts for sale and will give you an all-round feel-good glow with spit-roasts, original Viennese Kaiserschmarrn pancakes or hearty stew. A ride on the nostalgic merry-goround or the so-called ship reading “Murder on board”, which takes place every first Thursday in December, also provide entertainment. But now let‘s get back into the warmth: the cosy chimney house awaits us with mulled wine. The coffee specialities and the hearty dinner taste especially amazing in front of the blazing fire. There’s so much to see that a day trip is just not enough. So it’s a good thing the Ritz Carlton is so close by! The five-star superior hotel offers a perfect view of the imposing four chimney stacks. Here, industry meets true luxury: in addition to 147 rooms and 23 suites, the absolute highlight is the spa area with its floating outdoor pool, which is heated to approx. 29°C all year round and is situated in the middle of the harbour basin. If you‘re hungry for more, you‘ll be
surprised by chef Sven Elverfeld and his modern interpretation of German and European cuisine in the three-star gourmet restaurant Aqua. By the way: when summer returns, the Movimentos festival weeks and circus festival „Cirque Nouveau“ await you. The world of mobility can of course be admired all year round – with workshops on technology and design, children‘s driving licences and even a cookery school, there‘s always something going on here. But for now, we’ll step full of anticipation into this white and glittering world!
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Luxury and lifestyle magazine - 04/2017