Wine bar and restaurant “Korkenzieher“ – Cosy atmosphere in a town full of half-timbered houses

Big Ben 2, 4 x 5 m, frame RAL 8011 nut brown, canopy WP U801 beige, trim strip E805 nut brown

In the North-West of Germany, on the Rhine river, lies the idyllic city of Herdecke. It started to flourish in the 18th century and nowadays attracts numerous visitors with its beautiful historic centre. The city is famous for its many half-timbered houses that still stand on many corners of Herdecke. These historical buildings boast a traditional architectural style and have been continuously renovated and preserved by their owners. They add to the idyllic and magical atmosphere of the city and make its visitors feel like they have travelled back in time.

However, in Herdecke one can not only stroll through the old town reveling in its architecture but also explore the beautiful countryside around it on countless cycle and hiking routes. One of the sights outside the city is, for example, the great Herdecker Viadukt that impresses visitors with its scale.

If all the walking has made you hungry you should head back to the banks of the Rhine in the city centre. Here you will find the restaurant and wine bar “Korkenzieher”. Its name is German for corkscrew and will not disappoint if you expect some excellent wines.

With its cozy atmosphere and a menu perfect for a get together at any time of the day this restaurant is the ideal pick for every gourmet who values great service and delicious food. Next to a good breakfast selection and waffles in the afternoon you can choose from a small but sophisticated wine menu. For those who struggle to choose the restaurant offers a wine tasting with a selection of your own choice and small snacks accompanying every glass.

Guests who would like to enjoy the dreamy view of Herdecke’s half-timbered houses while dining can sit outside, in front of the restaurant under two large CARAVITA parasols. Come rain, come shine, this hidden gem along the Rhine river unites idyllic views, delicious food and great wines and is definitely worth a visit.

Ensuring maximum comfort when the weather changes

The warm season has finally come to an end but that does not mean that your guests will have to stay away from your outdoor seating area until next year. In fact, offering seating long into autumn often allows for that special atmosphere when the leaves turn red and yellow and a cool breeze brings in the fragrant autumn air.

Preparation for whatever the unpredictable autumn weather brings is essential now. On those blue sky days CARAVITA parasols will shade your guests from direct sunlight. However it is on rainy, windy and cold afternoons that CARAVITA parasols and accessories really shine. Premium quality awning fabric made from 100% solution dyed acrylic thread protects your outdoor sitting area from sudden rain showers and detachable rain gutters make the spaces between parasols rain proof.

CARAVITA umbrellas, however, not only protect your guests from rain but also from those chilly afternoons when temperatures drop despite the sky being clear. SOLAMAGIC heaters allow your guest to sit outside even on a cold day. The heating system is available for all CARAVITA parasols and can be easily attached to the struts or mast. If you choose the commercial parasol Big Ben all wires are hidden and protected inside the mast. This means you will no longer have to invest in bulky heaters which can get in the way of customers and staff. Instead, you can save on energy bills with efficient infrared SOLAMAGIC heaters. Under the comfortable warmth of the heating elements a simple meal will be an event full of autumnal atmosphere.

Even on a windy day CARAVITA is a safe choice for restaurants and cafés. Its sturdy build makes bestseller Big Ben the perfect parasol for the upcoming winter months. A wind tunnel test has shown that the 3×3 m version withstands winds of up to 100km/h. This means that restaurant owners, staff and guests will feel safe under this reliable parasol. However, in case of stormy weather or stronger winds parasols should always be closed as a safety precaution.

In the evening or on overcast days CARAVITA parasols can be fitted with different lights according to your needs. These can be easily fixed and detached or, in case of the commercial parasol Big Ben, can be integrated as an unobtrusive lighting option. The LED strut light “Elegance” comes in warm white, cold white or with a colour changing effect. A remote control allows for convenient turning on and dimming. Your guest will certainly appreciate how a grey afternoon turns into a comfy get-together with friends in the glow of these impressive parasol lights.

With countless customization options you will find the perfect CARAVITA parasol to complete your outdoor area. Together with integrated lighting and heating options your guests can make use of your terrace for many more weeks to come.

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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.

“Dahoam” in Bodenmais – The cozy spa hotel in the Bavarian Forest

big-ben-integrated-strut-light-elegance-parasol-patio-umbrella-caravita-white-square-hotel-neue-post-bodenmais-germany-05Holidays in the Bavarian Forest are a highlight no matter which season. Whether in summer or winter – there is a wide range of possible activities. To make your holiday unforgettable choosing the right hotel is essential.

The hotel “Neue Post” located in the little health resort Bodenmais in the Bavarian Forest is definitely the right choice. It convinces with its dreamlike ambiance, the rustique and enchanting interior design and impressive offer of activities. Besides the wellness area there is also the sauna area. Dinner is served in one of the cozy “Stuben” which invite the guests to linger and enjoy their meals. Appreciate the Bavarian coziness together with a pleasant Bavarian beer and a hearty snack.

On summer days, the hotel “Neue Post” offers a beautiful and inviting terrace which is equipped with five CARAVITA parasols of type Big Ben. The spread of every sunshade of four to four meters and the colour of the canopy – a noble plain grey (U901 grey) – which goes in line with the hotel´s philosophy turn these parasols into a stunning eye-catcher. They render a subtle, elegant touch to the hotel´s outdoor area which fits perfectly into the picturesque surroundings of the Bavarian Forest. Even in the evening this unprecedented atmosphere continues as each parasol is equipped with integrated “Elegance” lighting system.

As the locals say “Dahoam” in Bodenmais, this feeling of coming home. This Bavarian spirit of coziness and perfect care can be felt at once when stepping into the hotel “Neue Post“.

Big Ben Freestyle – New Hospitality Parasol custom-made in any form and size

Big Ben Freestyle 1000x750In 2017 CARAVITA is introducing a custom-made, professional parasol called Big Ben Freestyle. Size and form of the new shade can be defined by the client. Big Ben Freestyle allows for shading of outdoor dining areas up into every last corner. Even terraces with protruding walls and other obstacles can now be covered.

“The client sends his draft, we check the technical feasibility, and finally the parasol is produced exactly as specified. For example with a recess or an offset mast.”, CEO Michael Caravita says. “With Big Ben Freestyle we provide our clients with a professional shade and weather protection system up to 36m2.“

As with the standard sizes of the Big Ben series, Big Ben Freestyle benefits from an extremely robust construction. In the wind tunnel, the 3 x 3 m version of the professional parasol braves even storm winds of up to 100 km/h (63 mph).

As an option LED-lights can be integrated directly into the frame in order to serve clients until late in the evening. With the optionally integrated heating system it’s even possible to welcome guests until late into the cold season. Cables and wires are well protected and hidden from sight inside of the aluminum frame.

There’s also a wide range of colours to choose from. More than 200 RAL finishes for the frame, and premium acrylic awning fabrics in more than 100 colours are available. Additional options like rain gutters, side panels and individual prints make Big Ben Freestyle a highly individual shading solution for professionals.

Superior weather protection with parasols

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Weather protection is an essential element of successful outdoor dining places. Restaurant owners who rely on high-grade solutions, do not only benefit from the sunny days of summer. CARAVITA parasols provide various interesting approaches to the topic.

It is a long known fact among successful restaurant owners: In the hospitality business parasols have to be capable of doing more than just providing shade. Protection against rain and cold becomes increasingly important because outdoor areas only work when they are dry and comfortable. CARAVITA, manufacturer of parasols based in Germany, has seen this upwards trend for a long time. They observe an increasing demand for high quality products which are able to provide this weather protection. For this reason, CARAVITA developed various possibilities for restaurateurs to protect their customers against the weather.

“In order for parasols to provide any weather protection at all, the construction has to be strong enough. Therefore we use aluminum frames with extra thick walls and diameters. For our hospitality parasol Big Ben even particulary long supporting profiles. This way we managed to accomplish results of up to 100 km/h in the wind tunnel.”, CEO Michael Caravita says.

For the canopy CARAVITA relies on European brand manufacturers. This high grade premium acrylic awning fabrics protect reliably against light rain. The WaterProofed-version of the fabric eben against stronger showers. The absolutely waterproof Ferrai Precontraint 302 provides the ultimate protection even against persistant heavy rain.

Especially parasol Big Ben is very popular among quality-consious restaurateurs: The parasol is extremely wind resistant, durable and available in sizes up to 5 x 7 m. Therefore it is ideal to protect large areas against sun or rain. If more than one parasol is used, they can be connected with rain gutters. Those are attached to the parasol with velcro and hooks and can be removed when not needed. Protection against rain from the sides can be achieved with side panels. Those are custom made from acrylic awning fabric, i. e. with transpararent windows or doors for staff and guests.

The possibility to integrate heating and lighting into the parasol is another huge advantage of the Big Ben. Even on cold days and long evenings, guests will find a comfortable place below this parasol.