Nuremberg – Come in Germany for a tennis date on the placid waters of the Pegnitz river

THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Versicherungs Cup

From 05/21 to 05/27

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 226,750

Tournament location: 1. FC Nürnberg – Valznerweiherstr. 200, 90480 Nürnberg, Germany

How to get:  FC Nürnberg is located in the immediate vicinity of the Tiergarten Park in eastern Nuremberg on the edge of the Lorenzer Reichswald. The international airport is far just 9,7 km (25 minutes driving), old town about 7,5 km.

Past champions: 2016 Kiki Bertens – 2015 Karin Knapp – 2014 Eugenie Bouchard – 2013 Simona Halep

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Nr.1 of the seeding Kiki Bertens will try to defend her 2016 title

Entry list: Kiki Bertens (Hol) – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) – Zhang Shuai (Chn) – Laura Siegemund (Ger) – Alison Riske (Usa) – Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr) – Julia Goerges (Ger) – Monica Niculescu (Rou) – Mona Barthel (Ger)

THE TOWN: Nuremberg is a city on the river Pegnitz and on the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal in the German state of Bavaria about 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of Munich. It is the second-largest city in Bavaria (after Munich).

For Lonely Planet this town is “an energetic place where the nightlife is intense and the beer is as dark as coffee. As one of Bavaria’s biggest draws it is alive with visitors year-round, but especially during the spectacular Christmas market.

For centuries, Nuremberg was the undeclared capital of the Holy Roman Empire and the preferred residence of most German kings, who kept their crown jewels here. Rich and stuffed with architectural wonders, it was also a magnet for famous artists, though the most famous of all, Albrecht Dürer, was actually born here. ‘Nuremberg shines throughout Germany like a sun among the moon and stars,’ gushed Martin Luther. By the 19th century, the city had become a powerhouse in Germany’s industrial revolution.

The Nazis saw a perfect stage for their activities in working class Nuremberg. It was here that the fanatical party rallies were held, the boycott of Jewish businesses began and the infamous Nuremberg Laws outlawing German citizenship for Jewish people were enacted. On 2 January 1945, Allied bombers reduced the city to landfill, killing 6000 people in the process.

After WWII the city was chosen as the site of the war crimes tribunal, now known as the Nuremberg Trials. Later, the painstaking reconstruction – using the original stone – of almost all the city’s main buildings, including the castle and old churches in the Altstadt, returned the city to some of its former glory.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Altstadt 

  • Nuremberg Castle

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  • St. Lorenz Church

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Avenue HotelThis 3-star hotel, rated 8.3 on Booking, offers comfortable rooms with all modern amenities in a quiet location very close to the pedestrian area in the heart of Nuremberg’s historic quarter. It is within easy walking distance of Nuremberg’s medieval attractions such as the Castle and St. Lorenz Church. A double room with rich breakast buffet and free wifi costs 84€ per night.
  • Hilton NürnbergThis excellent **** hotel offers large rooms, a quiet location and free parking. It is located next to the Tiergarten Park, just 4 km south of Nuremberg city centre. It’s ideal location for tennis fans because it rises some steps from tournament’s courts. Guests can enjoy the breakfast buffet in the bright L’Oliva restaurant, which overlooks the training grounds of FC Nürnberg football club. Prices? Starting from 109€ for a fantastic king room (wifi and parking are free, breakfast available for an additional charge).
  • No Shoes Hotel. Exceptional **** hotel, rated 9,7 on Booking, located in Old Town Nuremberg just 300 mt from Altstadt. It features free WiFi throughout the property and elegant and spacious apartments (about 70 mq2) with flat-screen TV, sitting area and views of the garden or city. The price for each apartment starts from 195€ per night with incredible breakfast buffet included.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Nuremberg Official

Accomodations

 

Enjoy this Tennis Trip with us! We will be in Nürnberg on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of May!

Munich – Tennis shots and high quality of life in the capital city of Bavaria

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 BMW Open by FWU

From 05/01 to 05/07

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 482,060

Tournament location: MTTC Iphitos – Aumeisterweg 10, 80805 München

How to get: Tennis club is far 8 km from Marienplatz (about 15 min driving). Munchen Flughafen International Airport is situated at 31 km and 22 minutes driving.

Past champions: 2016 Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – 2015 Andy Murray (Gbr) – 2014 Martin Klizan (Svk) – 2013 Tommy Haas (Ger) – 2012 Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – 2011 Nikolay Davydenko (Rus) – 2010 Michal Youznhy (Rus) – 2009 Tomas Berdych (Cze) – 2008 Fernando Gonzalez (Chl)

Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber

Entry list: Gael Monfils (Fra) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Alexander Zverev (Ger) –  Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Mischa Zverev (Ger) – Fabio Fognini (Ita) – Florian Mayer (Ger) – Martin Klizan (Svk) – Donald Young (Usa) – Jan Lennard Struff (Ger)

THE TOWN: Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich, with a population of around 1.5 million, is the third largest city in Germany. It is a major centre of art, advanced technologies, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism in Germany and Europe and enjoys a very high standard and quality of living, reaching #1 in Germany and #4 worldwide according to the 2015 Mercer survey.

Lonely Planet writes about Munich: “The natural habitat of well-heeled power dressers and Lederhosen-clad thigh-slappers, Mediterranean-style street cafes and Mitteleuropa beer halls, highbrow art and high-tech industry, Germany’s unofficial southern capital is a flourishing success story that revels in its own contradictions. If you’re looking for Alpine clichés, they’re all here, but the Bavarian metropolis has many an unexpected card down its Dirndl. But whatever else this city is, it’s popular. Statistics show Munich is enticing more visitors than ever, especially in summer and during Oktoberfest, when the entire planet seems to arrive to toast the town. Munich’s walkable centre retains a small-town air but holds some world-class sights, especially art galleries and museums. Throw in royal Bavarian heritage, an entire suburb of Olympic legacy and a kitbag of dark tourism, and it’s clear why southern Germany’s metropolis is such a favourite among those who seek out the past but like to hit the town once they’re done.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN MUNICH:

  • Marienplatz 


  • BMW Museum


  • English Garden


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Bayer’s. Rated 9.0 on Booking and located in the very heart of Munich, 3 stars Hotel Bayer’s provides contemporary accommodations just 293 m from the Munich Main Station. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The daily rate for a cozy double room is 118€.
  • Platzl Hotel Superior. Excellent **** hotel, rated 9.0 on Booking and located 2 minutes walk from Marienplatz, which features a free spa, a gym, a 16th-century restaurant, and soundproof rooms with flat-screen TVs. Free Wi-Fi is also included. A 22 mq2 modern double room costs 165€ per night.
  • Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel. Overlooking the Old Botanical Garden, this 5-star designer hotel in Munich, rated 9.2 on Booking, features an exclusive spa with indoor pool, soundproof rooms with free Wi-Fi, and the elegant Italian restaurant Davvero. The Hotel has a private garage. Munich Central Train Station is only about a quarter mile away. The prices for a wonderful and wide classic king room start from 306€ per night.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Munich Official

BMW Museum Website

Your Hotel in Munich


Enjoy this Bavarian Tennis Trip!

Me, tennis and travels – An interview to Jeremy Jahn

For this week we have the honor to interview another important german tennis player, Jeremy Jahn. With his words he will help us to understand how tennis players live their particular style of life and especially if they think to be real tennis travellers.

Jeremy Jahn was born in Munich on 04/05/1990, he began his professional tennis career in 2008 when he got his first ATP point. In 2013 he won his first professional tournament in Koeln (Germany) but is in the current year that he did his best results with 4 future titles won and some good performance in challenger tournaments like semifinal reached in Maroc last week; these results let him to get his best ATP ranking position (240) just on this Monday.

But now the interview…

Jeremy, how many years are you wandering the world to play tennis tournaments ? 

 I am now traveling and playing the circuit for 8 years.

Are you able to enjoy and visit the places where you play tournaments ? 

It’s really difficult sometimes. If you are long into the tournament you have to keep to focus for the match and there is not that much time to make a big cityvisit. But sometimes you get some time and can enjoy the nice places.

What is the most beautiful place did you discover playing tennis? 
I already went in countries like Iran, South Africa, South Korea but one of the most beautiful city was Sevilla in Spain.

What is the most beautiful place of your country that you would suggest us to visit? 

In my country I would suggest to visit Bavaria , especially Munich and there are really other nice places like the lake Bodensee.

You played in last months in many different cities like Maroc, Tunisy, Korea. Is there one of this countries where you would like to live?

So I feel really good and comfortable in Munich. I am happy where I am 😉

I see. And last question…what are your next tournaments planned and your professional goals for future?

I am currently in Marocco, then I have some days off. After that I play again two Challengers in Marocco. My goals for sure are to getting better every day and reach the highest ranking as possible. But first of all I really want to play the Australian Open in 2017!

Many thanks Jeremy.

Thanks.


If you want to discover much more about suggested German region of Bavaria or to discover the calm beauty of Bodensee Lake  look at these useful links:


BAVARIA TOURISM

YOUR IDEAL HOTEL IN BAVARIA

See you soon guys!!!