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.

Click here to find the ideal CARAVITA parasol.

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.

Fall into Outdoor Living

White cantilevered Amalfi

 

Believe it or not, it’s nearly September, and whether we want to accept it or not, summer is coming to end. Despite the end of the season, there are still several weeks of nice weather to come for enjoying your backyard or outdoor terrace, including Labor Day barbeques. Take advantage of the last minute deals to redesign your patio and embrace the cooler temperatures that fall will bring.

One of our successful retailers, Babmar, has found numerous ways to embellish an outdoor space with our umbrellas. Founded in 2002 and located in San Diego, California, Babmar manufactures the highest quality commercial grade hand woven and weather resistant outdoor furniture.  They have arranged contemporary-style pieces for pool settings, hotel terraces, and patios.   

 A popular trend in warmer climates, like California are outdoor kitchens. In the photo to the left, see how our cantilevered, white Amalfi  offers a unique shade solution over the bar area.

Every season, there are always hot, new colors that fall into style.  The top 6 colors Style Expects predicts for Fall 2010 are Camel, Rich Purple, Modern Metallic, Mixed Olives, Pale Blue, & Bright Red. Caravita will customize any of those shades! Our most common requests have been shades of purple, green, blue, and metallic that you can see featured in our various blog entries. It seems we are right on track with the “in” colors for this fall.