Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
There are no yellow jerseys at the 6th Anjou Vélo Vintage. Participants wear retro clothes, ride vintage bikes and pedal between 30 and 130 kilometers through the mountains and vineyards of the Loire Valley (June 18–19).
France! In 2017, France had 89.3 million visitors, making it the most popular country in the world. It was followed by Spain with 82 million and the U.S. with 72.9 million. Germany had 37.5 million visitors, which put it ninth behind Turkey and the U.K. (source: Statista).
They say there are 800 aromas hidden in a single unroasted bean. The baristas at the Nord Coast Coffee Roastery on historic Deichstraße in Hamburg have coaxed some wonderfully aromatic flavors from the beans, and we can’t get enough of them. A bunch of us from the Lufthansa Magazin office love spending our lunch break at the small café, which also serves simple food. And we’re not the only ones, because it’s always crowded.
If you ever wanted to watch people hurl themselves down a hill after a run-away wheel of cheese, you should attend the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling race in England, where a nine-month-old Double Gloucester has actually reached a speed of 110 km per hour.