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Korinna von Kempski Rakoszyn

Liebigstr. 39, 80538 Munich, Germany
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We have prepared the following travels with great attention to detail for you:

Historical Germany

Northern Bavaria is full of incredible historical treasures like the medieval town of Bamberg with its unique historic centre  (UNESCO World Heritage), Bayreuth with its magnificent Magravial Opera House (UNESCO World Heritage) and the famous Rothenburg ob der Tauber with its medieval charm. One can admire the spectacular Giovanni Battista Tiepolo frescos in the Würzburg Residence Palace built by the baroque star architect Balthasar Neumann (UNESCO World Heritage) and the fantastic masterpieces of late 15th century sculptor Tilmann Riemenschneider. A special highlight will be a private reception by Count von Schönborn Wiesentheid in the magnificent Weissenstein Palace, hosting one of the most exquisite private old master collections. After two nights in the Friedrichsruhe Castle Hotel and excursions to the Hohenloher Land, you will continue to the charming town Eltville in the heart of the Rhine valley wine area, where you will enjoy a private wine tasting at one of the most decorated vineyards. A private boat tour through the Upper Rhine Valley (UNESCO heritage site) will bring you close to one of the most famous landmarks in Germany. Here you will experience how knights and ladies lived in the medieval times. Count Jakob von und zu Eltz who owns this gigantic castle now in the 34th generation will lead you through his outstanding property. 

Southern Germany with Fürstenberg Polo Trophy

Starting from Munich, the capital of the former Kingdom of Bavaria, this exceptional program will include highlights such as a private opening of the unique Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufacture, Nymphenburg castle and a private visit of home of one of the world’s most important art collectors. Via Ulm with the world’s highest spire, you will drive to Stuttgart to learn all about the perfection of German engineering at the Porsche and Mercedes-Benz factories. HRH Duke Michael of Württemberg will tell you all about his family’s longstanding wine tradition and taste his renowned wines. The elegant spa town Baden-Baden is home to the exquisite Fabergé Museum and the legendary Brenner´s Park Hotel. As a very special highlight you are invited as VIP guests to the Prince and Princess of Fürstenberg during their annual Fürstenberg Polo Trophy in Donaueschingen, with such illustrious players like Hermés heir Edouard Guerrand-Hermés. Continuing along the Lake Constance to the Pilgrimage Church of Wies (UNESCO World Heritage) you attend a private after hours organ concert in this unique rococo church. King Ludwigs’ fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein is best experienced during a private before the hours visit. On your return to Munich you will experience the highlights of the world class old master collection in the Alte Pinakothek.  Personal encounters with the owners of the famous Hemmerle jewellers and the German couturiers George et Arend will give you an unique impression of their exceptional craftsmanship. 

Glyndebourne Opera Festival and Cornwall’s Gardens

The international opera festival in Glyndebourne is not only known for highest artistic quality but also for its very British atmosphere: the legendary picnic on the lawn during the elongated intermission. You will be staying at the elegant Relais & Chậteaux Hotel Gravetye Manor from where you will walk on the traces of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group. England is rich in history, culture and landscape. On the route to and from Cornwall through different counties you have the chance to see scenic routes, marvelous manor houses, extraordinary cultural history and antiquities like Stonehenge, Bath, Exeter and the important Salisbury cathedral just to name a few. In Cornwall you will focus on the beautiful gardens with their fascinating design. Cornwall is the most western part of South England with a unique mild climate which allows for subtropical and gigantic flora and rare indigenous plants. In St. Ives you will visit London’s Tate Museum. The modern museum building is located above the beach with a wide spectacular view. Barbara Hepworth, the famous British sculptor, lived in St. Ives. Her former studio and sculpture garden is a small gem you should not miss.  

Sicily

The island of Sicily is located just at the tip of the Italian boot. Highlights of the trip are a private visit to the finally completely restored Capella Palatina in Palermo, the wonderful cathedral of Monreale with the largest cycle of Byzantine mosaics extant  in Italy, visits to Mozia, an ancient settlement from 8th century BC, the ancient Greek city of Selinunt with its temples that were built 2,500 years ago and a private dinner with Prince Tomas di Lampedusa at his palace. He is the successor of the famous novelist who wrote Il Gattopardo, later a film by Luchino Visconti with Burt Lancaster. Continue to Baron and Baroness Chiaramonte Bordonaro´s beautiful Castello Falconara located directly at the sea. Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites the antique Agrigent, Villa Casale from appox. 310 AD with a wonderful mosaic of bikini clad women, the impressive baroque towns Modica, Ragusa and Syracuse. Special highlights are numerous visits to private palaces.  

London for the Frieze Art Fair

VIP tickets, strictly invite only dinners and events, private collections, meetings with the glamorous, famous and truly important persons - maximum 6 participants can take part in this extraordinary VIP package to one of the world’s premier art fairs in one of the  most exciting cities.

 

Patron Magazine’s Berlin with Dresden and Leipzig

The main focus of our tour will be the contemporary art scene with visits of galleries and their owners, like the inventor of the New Leipzig School Gerd Harry (“Judy”) Lybke of Eigen + Art, the renowned photography gallery Kicken,  artists’ studios and exciting private contemporary collections. Several of the world’s “must see” museums are located in Berlin on the Museumsinsel (Museum Island): The Neue Museum, spectacularly renovated by David Chipperfield hosting legendary Nefertiti as well as the Pergamon Museum with the entire Pergamon altar and the Babylon gate, just to name a few colossal pieces. Further collections include the Bauhaus Archive as well as the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin’s contemporary museum. It is comprised of the private collections of Friedrich Christian Flick, Erich Marx and Egidio Marzona. Another highlight is the collection assembled by media tycoon Christian Boros and his wife Karen in the a former World War II bunker, which he purchased. He lives in a penthouse on top of this building inspired by Mies van der Rohe's famous Barcelona pavillion. Berlin also boasts world class architecture: Sir Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind, just to name a few, have all created beautiful buildings and monuments in the past years. No trip to Berlin would be complete without visiting Potsdam and the Sanssouci Palace, former residence of famous Prussian King Frederick the Great, as well as the Glienecke Bridge where the spies were exchanged during the cold war era. 

Rajasthan

Starting from Delhi you will explore Agra and the fascinating Rajasthan, land of moguls and maharajas: a colorful country with exceptional and unforgettable historical monuments from Agra to Udaipur. Experience a grand reception at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur, romantic evenings in a luxurious tented camp located on a dam overlooking a lake, a private dinner at the breathtakingly beautiful candle lit stepwell at Rawla Narlai and the most beautiful hotels of the Indian subcontinent. We promise a sophisticated but also multifaceted program, that introduces you to the history, the cultural highlights but also to the contemporary life in India. 

Insider's Access to Kathmandu and Bhutan

Bhutan and Buddhism expert Sophie Uitz will lead this tour and our friend and adjutant of the fourth king Colonel Sangay will open doors that are usually closed. This will grant us a true insider’s view to religion, politics and people of this small Himalayan kingdom, which measures its success in Gross National Happiness. In order to capture the magic of this enchanting country, we handpicked the most beautiful small luxury hotels for our journey: incredible traditional hotels as well as gems of the famous Aman and Taj brands.
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