Discover Germany, Issue 29, August 2015

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Discover Germany | Contents

Contents AUGUST 2015 COVER FEATURE 6

Arabella Steinbacher Meet the incredible Arabella Steinbacher, a master of the violin like no other, she conquers the heart of classic music lovers by storm and has just been nominated for a Gramophone Award.

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SPECIAL THEMES 71

Adventurous Austria A journey of dicovery for those who like to add a bit of excitement to their holiday.

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Photo: QUERKRAFT

REGULARS & COLUMNS 10

August is a great month to tour the beautiful Swiss lakes. Find out more and prepare to be wowed.

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Authentic and 100 per cent Austrian: From fine cheese to exqusitive products made of wood to cosmetics, there is a lot to discover.

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We present some of the finest places to stay and introduce you to their charming hosts. And hearty it gets with our German Food Heroes.

118 Successful start-ups Meet successful company founders and the great ideas behind their amazing ventures. 123 Coaching and consulting It is a booming industry with impressive growth rates. Read how the experts can enhance personal as well as corporate situations for a better future.

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Emmie Collinge takes us on a tour along the stunninge Swiss lakes.

Country resort of the month Enjoy the best of Mecklenburg-Pomerania in the historic manor house, where history comes alive and ultimate recreation is guaranteed in the Relais & Châteaux Gutshaus Stolpe.

The great composers

Enjoy the Swiss shores

Event location of the month The Hasenöhrl Hof in Upper Bavaria, near Munich, is a truly enchanted location for corporate or private events alike.

Music expert Helen Cullen treats us to a whistle-stop tour of the great musical maestros of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 78

Wine & Dine

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Restaurant of the month

Culture Cities worth taking a trip to, a short journey through the world of classical music and a theme park of a different kind. Plus, our new kids corner is full of inspiration for parents.

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Attraction of the month At the Galileo Park in Germany’s Sauerland, people can explore science with their hands and mind.

Hotel of the month Germany Saxony’s Hotel Villa Sorgenfrei & Restaurant Atelier Sanssouci strike that fine balance between contemporary comfort, elevated country feeling and historic charm.

113 Made in Austria

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Fashion It is getting cooler, but don’t worry. We reveal how to enjoy your favourite summer clothes a little longer.

104 Great, green and organic Sustainability may be a buzzword, but the entrepreneurs on these pages are truly on the right path.

Design This month’s design section is bursting with exciting news. Fashion, home, jewellery, eyewear and Swiss design is what we focus on in August.

Swiss lakeside splendour

mosphere and a rich selection of wines in a stunning location.

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Business Our business pages are packed with more than ever this month with much to discover about the talented entrepreneurs of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Plus we present our top three Austrian architects.

108 Green business of the month The solar powered glass jars bearing the name SONNENGLAS™ are eco-friendly, truly sustainable and improve the quality of life of countless people in the heart of South Africa. 133 Culture calendar Save the date! Discover Germany’s culture calendar is your perfect guide to what not to miss in August. 137 Barbara Geier Our columnist Barbara Geier takes a closer look at the German way of flirting.

Swiss restaurant Zum Kaiser Franz offers charming professional staff, a heartfelt at-

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