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!

Merry Christmas from CARAVITA

Red Christmas Bauble Christmas Wishes

Dear Customers,

We hope you had a good year and wish you and your families all the best for the holidays.

As a small thank-you for your good cooperation, we want to tell you about our secret office Christmas punch recipe. Countless cups of this tasty mixture have put the whole CARAVITA Team in a festive mood in the past weeks and we hope it does the same for you – maybe at a Christmas party with your friends and family? For a special atmosphere, drink the hot punch outside in the snow, admiring your neighbours holiday decoration. We are sure it will give you that special cozy Christmas Market feeling…

For 4 servings you need:

500 ml apple juice

250 ml red grape juice

250 ml red fruit tea

1 organic orange

1 cinnamon stick

8 cloves

Sugar or honey to taste

Combine the apple juice, grape juice, tea and spices in a pot and heat the mixture on a medium temperature. Half the orange and add the juice and peel of the first half. Cut the rest into slices to decorate your punch later. Leave everything to steep for 10 – 15 Minutes on a low temperature. If desired you can sweeten the punch with sugar or honey. Pour into four cups and garnish with the orange slices.

CARAVITA Team Christmas Postcard

The whole CARAVITA Team wishes you a festive and relaxing holiday and a good start to the new year. We look forward to continuing to work with you in 2018.

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.

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.

“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.

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!