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.
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.
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 Benall 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.
Even 65 years after the company’s foundation, there is a lot going on at the family business “Fiene”. 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 company “Fiene”.
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 innovativeEasy-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.
Holidays 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“.
In 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.