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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„Ristorante Capriccio“ – Italian serenity in the midst of the urban jungle of Berlin

Located at the heart of the Berlin district Grunewald  the little “Ristorante Capriccio” spreads Italian charme in the midst of the metropolis. The Italian restaurant was not only popular with the former German chancellor Helmut Kohl. Current chancellor Angela Merkel as well as her predecessor Gerhard Schröder were popular guests too.

Owner David Kajat made a truly brilliant restaurant out of the former waiting hall. Interior, exterieur as well as food and drinks are especially focused on Italian ambiance. Every day new customers are amazed by the wide range of the menu. Most of them return on a regular basis.

The outdoor area is surrounded by large oak trees and creates a cozy ambiance in the midst of the urban jungle of Berlin. On warm summer days people make themselves comfortable on one of the few tables surrounded by beautiful oleander. The outdoor area is equipped with parasol Amalfi QUADRO in a gentle red colour. The parasol fits perfectly into the Mediterranean atmosphere. Four canopies are combined with the QUADRO mast so that the shaded area is particularly large.

One thing´s clear – the „Ristorante Capriccio“ does not only amaze people with a wide range of great food and drinks but also invites their customers to make themselves comfortable on the beautiful terrace and to enjoy the summer under the impressive parasol.

Italian ambience below patio umbrella Big Ben

The La Stella in Salzburg is a well known Italian restaurant close to the promenade “Getreidegasse”. It is equally popular among tourists and locals as it is a real hot-spot for enjoying Mediteranian cuisine. The inner yard with some old chestnut trees, creates an inviting scene. The Kirchtag company equipped the outdoor area with bright red Big Ben sunshades. The integrated strut lights “Elegance” of Big Ben provide a pleasant ambience to enjoy the traditional Tuscan and Sicilian food outside in the evening.

La Stella

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.

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

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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!