Traditional, comfortable and cosmopolitan – Restaurant „Zum Murnauer“ at the “Staffelsee”


The traditional and comfortable restaurant “Zum Murnauer” in Murnau at lake “Staffelsee” convinces its guests with selected treats which make gourmet’s hearts leap for joy.

The extraordinary architecture and a relaxing fireplace lounge shape the interior of the restaurant which is also a well-known event location.

Host Benjamin Schmitz provides you with your favorite dishes which you can enjoy together with a good glass of wine. Bavarian food with a touch of international treats – it is an exotic mix which has convinced many guests before you. The hosts of course also take care of your little ones – the playing ground is the perfect place for them.

The beer garden outdoor area invites you to sit down and relax with an impressive view of the Alpine panorama. The extravagant ambience at “Zum Murnauer” is completed with Big Ben. When we are talking about “Big Ben” we do not mean the well-known bell-tower in London, but the representative CARAVITA parasol which is the eyecatcher on the restaurant’s terrace. For the flamboyant sun protection, which is available in over 100 colors, the “Murnauer” chose a vibrant pink canopy. It is visible from a long distance and is the signature colour of the event location near the lake “Staffelsee”. The seven parasols with its huge dimensions (4 x 6 m)  offer a comfortable atmosphere and a place to linger in front of the wonderful panorama of the Alps. Take some time off – the Restaurant “Zum Murnauer” is the perfect location!

CARAVITA Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Berlin, Germany, January 26, 2016CARAVITA of Germany has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The manufacturer of patio umbrellas with over 20 years of experience was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

„We are very proud about having received this prestigious award. We’ll work hard in order to show that we are worthy of the trust set into us by the Houzz-Community!”, CEO Michael Caravita comments.

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize CARAVITA, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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What started out in 1993 with a simple idea and a single patio umbrella called Primus, grew to be a worldwide successful concept with shade solutions for every application. CARAVITA’s goal has always been to devise and produce innovative, high-quality shade products – suitable even for the most discerning clients. Today CARAVITA® is one of the leading brands for premium shades as well as a synonym for quality and design. The variety of creative options impresses designers and architects around the world.

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Bigger is Better

Four of Caravita's Bajazzo 20 foot umbrellas form a tent in the center of this beautiful outdoor plaza.

At Caravita we manufacture high quality patio umbrellas that range in size from seven to twenty feet.  You may question why would anyone need an umbrella of twenty feet? You would be surprised by how an umbrella of this size could benefit an outdoor space.  Let us take you through the benefits of owning such a large patio umbrella. The umbrella should be at least be 4-5 feet larger than the area being shaded.  Therefore, to shade an area with a table and chairs that seat up to 4 people (approximately 5 feet), an umbrella of at least nine feet would be needed to accomodate the space.  That 4-5 foot rule would apply as the shaded space grows. This is why at  Caravita we offer customization options  based on the arrangement of your outdoor living space.   With our various options from  center masted to cantilevered umbrellas also ranging in color,size, and fabric, we can be sure to cater to any customer’s needs.   As you can see in the image to the right, our large umbrellas like the Bajazzo series are used in groupings to create the effect of forming a large tent.  Check out to view our several other series and customization options!

Relax and Recover in Emmerich on the Rhine

Our Big Ben patio umbrellas on the cafe's terrace.

On the Lower Rhine, near the Dutch border, lies the city of Emmerich (approx. 30000 inhabitants).  Tranquil bike paths, beautiful museums, and river boat tours make this small village a perfect place to relax and recover from a busy lifestyle.  Emmerich welcomes its visitors with quaint restaurants, bistros, cafes, and bars.

The city’s restaurants and cafes are distinguished by their traditional German design.  The new Caravita Big Ben patio umbrellas accents the European design on this restaurant’s terrace and overlooks the Rhine bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Germany.

Commercial use of cantilevered umbrellas offers shade and added space

Installation of the Amalfi Collection at the The Dupont Hotel, Washington, DC

Now that spring has sprung, it is time to get ready and open up the doors to your outdoor terraces and patios. Although some parts of the  country may  still be blanketed with a white powdery dusting, it isn’t too early to start thinking about the warmer weather.  Spring is here!  So have you realized you have limited space on your outdoor restaurant seating or even garden terrace? Here is a solution- With the use of  cantilevered umbrellas (side pole), you not only maximize space, add visibility but create a dramatic appeal. Don’t have room for heavy cumbersome bases- try a wall mount option allowing optimum floor space or an in ground installation. Bases can be covered with heavy planters, creating a border effect and defining seating areas.

With a the wall mount option, umbrellas can be easily rotated against a wall when not in use allowing for additional space for small terraces or patios. The every present challenge of small space shade solutions, is no longer. So now that spring is here, enjoy the sun- or the shade.