Discover Germany | Contents
Contents APRIL 2016
Photo: Thomas Kettner for Jacques Lemans
Photo: Plutschow Gallery
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Anna Fenninger Discover Germany spoke to the charming Austrian skiing ace about her way to the top, her heavy fall of 2015 and why she is dedicated to saving cheetahs.
SPECIAL THEMES 21 Design Guide 2016 This year’s Design Guide presents some of Germany’s most innovative products and greatest design pieces – from hot water bottles to office chairs. 41 Zurich City Special A metropolis full of energy, magnificent views of the Alps, exclusive shopping and the soothing calm of nature – the city and Canton of Zurich combines it all. Discover our pick of Zurich’s best hotels, museums and shopping experiences. 58 Hannover Messe 2016 If you head to Hannover this month, make sure to visit the Hannover Messe where around 5,000 exhibitors will showcase the latest technologies. If not, read our special theme which introduces some of the innovative companies present at this year’s fair. 74
Measurement & Technology Experts Ever wondered how sensor technologies change everyday lives? Have a look at our measurement and technology expert theme to find out about this pioneering technology.
Hotel of the Month Switzerland Cosy and contemporary accommodation with Swiss flair and warm hospitality can be found at Zurich’s threestar superior Hotel Adler.
35 Hotel of the Month Germany The traditional four-star Alpen Hotel Munich lies in the heart of Munich and is a family-led business in its fourth generation which combines heritage with contemporary style. 36
Bar of the Month Mediterranean easiness and oriental sophistication are combined at Hamburg’s bar, restaurant and lounge IMARA. It is the perfect location to enjoy a creative cocktail or to experience Spanish and Moroccan cuisine.
60 City of the Month Our city of the month, Luckenwalde, shows that it is not only big cities that hold potential when it comes to establishing a business. Located south of Berlin, Luckenwalde is one of Germany’s fastest-growing economic regions. 56 Going for a swim Our writer Thomas Schroers explains why Germans have loved and cultivated their open air pools and swimming lakes for so long.
REGULARS & COLUMNS 10 Dedicated to Design Looking for some great items to bring spring into your own four walls? We have got you covered. This month’s design section further bursts with exciting fashion and interior items. 12 Fashion Finds It is about time to hide our dark office outfits in the back of our wardrobes. We picked some great light and fashionable items from the Dach region to brighten up long office days. 34
Wine & Dine Whether you are searching for an authentic brewery, a great bar or homely and exclusive hotels, have a read of our Wine & Dine section.
58 Business Our business section is packed with great coaches and technology experts, while legal expert Gregor Kleinknecht talks about a topic that many expats and Brits alike think about these days: the Brexit. 78 Culture Calendar Discover Germany’s culture calendar is your perfect guide to what not to miss in April. 82 Barbara Geier This month, our columnist Barbara Geier recommends a funny book about rules, made in Germany. Issue 37 | April 2016 | 3
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