Meet Us at the R + T Trade Fair

CARAVITA Big Ben Parasol with light and heating
See parasol Big Ben at the R + T Trade Fair in Spring 2018

From 27th February until 3rd March we will exhibit our most popular sun shades and sun sails at one of the world’s leading trade fairs for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems.

One of the bestsellers that you will be able to experience live is commercal parasol Big Ben. It was was created especially for the requirements of hospitality and contract business. No compromises when it comes to quick and easy operation, versatile options and accessories as well as its robust construction. Offering spacious coverage for multiple table settings and several seating groupings, the Big Ben commercial parasol is the perfect resort or restaurant shade solution. With a diameter width expanding up to 7m the Big Ben becomes a fixture in any setting.

The optional fitting with lights and heaters makes Big Ben one of the most popular choices for hospitality businesses. Therefore we will demonstrate how our strut lights Elegance as well as our SOLAMAGIC heaters can be attached and operated.

As part of our Big Ben collection, we will also present our newest parasol, Big Ben Freestyle, which was introduced in 2017. This new parasol allows customers to freely choose the form and size of their sun shade, creating unique shading solutions for spaces that require a highly customized parasol.

Parasol Supremo boasts the clever Easy-Lift-Balance-System, opening smoother and faster than other parasols. Two sets of struts provide extraordinary durability and enable impressive sizes of up to Ø6m! Whether used in the hospitality sector, at the pool, in the garden, on the terrace or in kindergartens and other public facilities – Supremo is always a great choice. Convince yourself of its advantages at the R + T trade fair.

The fourth parasol CARAVITA will exhibit is the cantilever umbrella Amalfi. Its clever construction creates even more room for tables and chairs and ensures that the shaded area does not wander as the parasol can be rotated by 360°.

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Would you like to get to know our products or are you already a CARAVITA fan who wants to discover our newest parasols? Meet us at the R + T Trade Fair in Stuttgart in hall 6 stall C12!

The “Ratskeller“ in Munich – A Restaurant that Celebrates its Tradition and Splendid Interior


Its central location at the Munich Marienplatz is the first but certainly not the last reason why countless tourists visit the Ratskeller every day. Ratskeller translates to “cellar of the city hall” and indeed that is where the restaurant is situated. As Munich had started to grow rapidly in the 19th century, a new city hall was needed. The building plans from 1867 specified that the cellar should be a vast public house. The idea was quickly put into action and the building opened its gates in 1874.

Back then the public house already consisted of a maze of six connected vaults. Ceilings and walls were decorated with paintings and sculptures that tell the history of Munich and the almost sacred tradition of beer drinking – needless to say that both are intricately connected. As a result, many of the artworks are rather humorous and elevate the simple beverage to an object of cultural heritage.


However, not only the curious decor of the Ratskeller may leave one wondering, but also the prices of drinks and meals when the traditional public house first opened. According to the official website, a litre of beer was 26 pennies. A quick conversion shows that prices have risen by almost 8000 % when considering that a “Maß” cost 10 Euros at the 2017 Oktoberfest! This increase is proof that beer must be one of the most popular drinks in this corner of the world and its fans think it is worth every cent.

Since its opening, the Ratskeller has been expanded and renovated several times. Next to the six original vaults, it now spans an even greater network of rooms and halls and has turned into a true underground labyrinth. Both Munich residents and foreign visitors look around in awe when being led to their table trough long corridors, past half hidden alcoves and great halls. One of these rooms, the “Sumpf”, has the flair of the Far East with its intricately painted arches. In contrast, the “Bacchuskeller” offers a typical Bavarian atmosphere that will leave you hungry for the region’s rustic cuisine.

On a culinary level, the Ratskeller will fulfill almost any desire. Besides traditional German delicacies the menu offers a range of dishes that take inspiration from cuisines around the world. Guests who do not want to spend a sunny day below ground can sit in the impressive courtyard of the restaurant, called the “Prunkhof”. Surrounded by the towering gothic walls and windows of the Ratskeller, one can escape the tourist hubbub for an afternoon here. The main feature of the courtyard is a spiral staircase and its decoration. Figures of stone tell of the different stages of life. Sitting under gloriously bright CARAVITA Primavera sunshades one can join in on one of Munich’s most popular pastimes: watching people go past and in turn being watched enjoying a coffee or piece of cake.


The Caravita parasols in the “Prunkhof” of the Ratskeller are Primavera Premium round Ø 2 m, frame RAL 9016 white, canopy Acrylic U707, trim strip bordeaux E404, floating valance, bendable.

„Ristorante Capriccio“ – Italian serenity in the midst of the urban jungle of Berlin

Located at the heart of the Berlin district Grunewald  the little “Ristorante Capriccio” spreads Italian charme in the midst of the metropolis. The Italian restaurant was not only popular with the former German chancellor Helmut Kohl. Current chancellor Angela Merkel as well as her predecessor Gerhard Schröder were popular guests too.

Owner David Kajat made a truly brilliant restaurant out of the former waiting hall. Interior, exterieur as well as food and drinks are especially focused on Italian ambiance. Every day new customers are amazed by the wide range of the menu. Most of them return on a regular basis.

The outdoor area is surrounded by large oak trees and creates a cozy ambiance in the midst of the urban jungle of Berlin. On warm summer days people make themselves comfortable on one of the few tables surrounded by beautiful oleander. The outdoor area is equipped with parasol Amalfi QUADRO in a gentle red colour. The parasol fits perfectly into the Mediterranean atmosphere. Four canopies are combined with the QUADRO mast so that the shaded area is particularly large.

One thing´s clear – the „Ristorante Capriccio“ does not only amaze people with a wide range of great food and drinks but also invites their customers to make themselves comfortable on the beautiful terrace and to enjoy the summer under the impressive parasol.

TEMPOTESTSTAR FR – The all-round solution for fire resistant sun protection

To follow fire safety regulations is of great significance in all kind of gathering places. Fire resistant sun protection can be a particularly challenging topic for restaurant owners, trade show exhibitors, event managers and many more. But also in the private sector fire protection gets more and more important.

The fabric collection of low flammability TEMPOTESTSTAR FR made by PÀRA is a reliable possibility. It is labeled with the renowned fire protection class B1.

The fabric collection is available for the CARAVITA parasols Primus, Samara, Supremo, Big Ben, Amalfi, Belvedere  as well as for Home Comfort sun sails. TEMPOTESTSTAR FR is available in many different colours.

Fire resistant sun protection has never been so easy – TEMPOTESTSTAR FR made by PÀRA is the ultimate all-round solution for reliable fire protection.

“Schön wohnen” with Interior Designer Fiene

Even 65 years after the company’s foundation, there is a lot going on at the family businessFiene. The company lead by the third generation, convinces its customers with excellent service and a huge range of high quality products.

“Schön wohnen” is the German term for living beautiful. Fiene makes it easy: strong ties and the effective collaboration of the whole family are felt in every sector of the company. Passion for ambitious design for indoors and outdoors is lovingly carried out and definitively can be seen in the form of elegant curtains, carpets and upholstery furniture.

Sun and sight protection are also two sectors taken up and realized by the family owned company “Fiene”. The customer’s demand for high-grade sun protection is satisfied with CARAVITA. To convince the customer on-site, one parasol of type Supremo is presented with an impressive red canopy in the exhibition on the terrace of the companyFiene.

Impressive and versatile: Parasol Supremo


Its elegant design, the easy handling and the strong construction turn parasol Supremo into an impressive all-rounder for professionals as well as for private customers.
Hospitality, kindergartens, retirement homes and private customers equally rely on the professional parasol with its innovative Easy-Lift-Balance system!

Easy opening due to the balanced sliding mechanism

Supremo´s advanced mechanism is based on the balanced construction of the sunshade´s frame and make the parasol open half-way by itself when unlocked. With little effort the stainless steel handle is raised and Supremo automatically locked into place. This way even parasols with diameters of up to Ø 6 m are handled quickly and easily.

Robust and stable

The Supremo parasol is especially robust. This is because its struts are double supported and because the sunahde is equipped with double-hubs made of massive aluminium. Additional interior reinforcements are used to add even more stability to large parasols.

Parasol Supremo closes easily above tables and seatings

Tables, chairs and decoration can stay where they are when you close the Supremo. That is because of the integrated telescopic system which elongates the mast when you close the sunshade.



No matter where – enjoy the advantages of parasol Supremo and make it your loyal companion for this summer.