You wouldn't be here if you weren't curious.*

Hallo! Ich bin Elena! Willkommen auf meinem Reiseblog Creativelena.com.
Ich bin die Kreativreisende, und Du offensichtlich neugierig.

*Was ist "Kreativ Reisen"? Antworten auf diese und viele weitere Fragen liefert Dir mein Reisehandbuch "The Creative Traveler's Handbook". Am liebsten reise ich im Rhythmus der Einheimischen und bin dazu bereits ein paar Mal um die Welt. Sechssprachig. Mit viel Charme, Herz und Hirn. Dies hat mich sowohl ruhig als auch rastlos gestimmt: In der Fähigkeit, inspirierende Geschichten über außergewöhnliche Menschen und Regionen zu erzählen, liegt mein größtes Lebensglück. Viel Vergnügen & Inspiration beim Stöbern durch meine Reisegeschichten!


Besonders dieser Blick auf das Schloss Augustusburg hat es mir angetan. So schön - und wirklich sehenswert hier! Seht Euch ruhig auch mal die englischen & französischen Website-Infos darüber an und empfehlt sie Euren Freunden. ;)

Work starts with Pleasure: English & French translations of the World Heritage Brühl Palaces

Augustusburg & Falkenlust: The Palaces of Brühl in the World Heritage Rhine country. Such was the mission of me visiting this unique and fascinating World Heritage site in Germany during the summer month of July 2013. Altogether, I have been travelling to seven out of 38 German World Heritage sites, meeting the most warm-hearted and […]

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My Top 10 Instagram Photos in Autumn

It must have been for a reason that I was born in the autumn. Ever since I can think, I attributed the autumn with a special kind of magic: The colours, the intense luminosity of the golden afternoon sun, its last warming rays on your skin, the countless offerings of nature. For me, autumn is […]


Cycling in the Heilbronn Wine District

Do you know the best thing about an E-Bike? They allow you to cycle up the (wine-terraced) hills while still being able to enjoy the surrounding wine landscape. I arrive at the top of the hill south of the city of Heilbronn without breaking a sweat – a nice feeling alright. Ok, the sportiest among you might say, “riding […]


Wine Travel in Baden-Württemberg: “Winesome Experiences” we’ve had!

I really like those Wine Experience Guides. You just cannot help but fall for their sense of humour, wit & knowledge. More than a 100 are working on conveying unique wine experiences in the wine districts around the city of Heilbronn, with four of them being “ours” for the days we spent exploring this area. “The wine called Du & […]


Wonderful World Heritage: Emotions from my trip through Germany

Imagine this: You are on a trip, and one cultural highlight, one great music event, one exciting city tour is chasing the other … Will you sit back, trying to catch your breath and relax? Well, keep trying. Once the travel destination Germany unleashes its treasure chest of mighty UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you can only sit back and do […]


Travel Blogs & Cultural Tourism: “Elena recommends” …

… “that actually sounds almost professional”, I recently wrote in a happy manner on my Facebook page. “Our workshop with you was booked out in no time”, Karin Drda-Kühn who is in charge of the KIRATOUR Culture Tourism network in the province of Heilbronn in Germany tells me, ” … especially because lots of tourism professionals and local […]


“Kölsch”, Eau de Cologne, Cologne Cathedral: World Heritage from beer to buildings!

Apart from the truly famous Cologne Cathedral, you actually have to factor both “Kölsch” beer as well as “Kölnisch Wasser” (Eau de Cologne) into the prestigious World Heritage designation. After all, both are must-see attractions here in Cologne: If you happen to be at one of their famous Brauhaus beer pubs and you find you are not really […]


“Zeche Zollverein”: Industrial World Heritage near the city of Essen, Germany

“Once a father realised his son was not exactly bright, he simply registered him as a worker at the Zeche. Back in the days, up to 20.000 tons of coal had been mined here, at what was once the most modern coal mining facility in the whole world. Such was the heyday that everybody here […]


“Augustusburg & Falkenlust”: The Palaces of Brühl in the World Heritage Rhine country

Christiane Winkler came, saw and won (me over). Being the passionate art historian she is, she had me under her spell in no time. On this hot summer day in July, I came to think there was indeed no better place to be than here with my “palace queen” (Christiane doubles – triples as exhibition manager, […]


Trier: Wow. World Heritage Wonders in the oldest city of Germany

“Augusta Treverorum“, the imperial city built by the Romans at the Mosel river, is the oldest city of modern-day Germany. I am constantly amazed by what I see around here: “The stone foundations of the bridge across the Mosel river, which we are about to cross, are over 1800 years old”, my charming new friend […]

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