Featured Country: Philippines
"Love the Philippines" is not just the slogan of the Philippines' new destination campaign, but a way of life for 108 million Filipinos. After all, the island nation offers a wealth of treasures that you simply have to love!
7,641 islands, and no two are the same. The Philippines captivate with palm-fringed dream beaches, lush green rice terraces, tropical rainforests, exciting cities and endless experiences. Whether underwater encounters with the rare Thresher Sharks or on land with the cute Tarsiers, whether on foot through the legendary Chocolate Hills on Bohol or by boat across underground rivers, whether on the trail of the colonial past in Manila or out and about in nature - the island state always manages to surprise and inspire.
Exciting and community-based projects make it possible to discover the island state off the beaten tourist track and do good in the process. Always guaranteed: Authentic experiences and encounters that go straight to the heart. Excellent examples of this are the Masungi Georeserve on the island of Luzon or the Bojo River on the island of Cebu, where visitors can immerse themselves directly in the everyday life of the local communities after an exciting raft ride. With their warm smiles and inexhaustible supply of stories, the Filipinos are living proof of why you simply have to love the Philippines!
Further information on the Philippines can be found at: https://philippines.travel/
Culinary Partner: Swabian Alb
The mountain range of the Swabian Alb (the Swabian Jura) is 200 kilometres long and 40 kilometres wide and extends right across (the federal county) of Baden-Württemberg (from Bavaria to the Lake of Constance). The highest peak in the range is Lemberg (1,015 m/3,330 ft). It is also home to majestic castles and imposing fortresses, romantic medieval towns with half-timbered houses and natural phenomena that were formed millions of years ago.
Being at the Swabian Alb, you'll quickly fall in love with its culinary highlights: Lentils with spaetzle, cheese from Alb buffalos, lamb from juniper heaths and loads of other delicacies created by local producers. Accompanied by a beer from local breweries that know their craft. Enjoy your meal!
It is the special combination of tradition and innovation that characterises the Swabian Alb: There is cider like in the old days and whisky from ambitious Swabians who want to take on the Scots. The Alb lentil is the rediscovery of an almost forgotten crop and the Alb snail is finally back on the menu after decades of not being seen there. It has always been the raw characteristics of this region, the barren soil of the karst mountains, which forced people to find creative ways to have culinary supplies for their daily living. Consequently, regionality was already a trend here before the word trend was invented. Those who want to stock up their pantries on local delicacies will find a large selection of these in farm shops and at country markets.