Offthegrid

Travel far away to peaceful architecturally significant European hideouts, vineyards and their passionate proprietors and much more.

The First Man to Cross the Antarctic Solo: A Chat with Børge Ousland

Our chat with Børge Ousland, one of the world’s most accomplished polar explorers, about his intense connection to nature, his Manshausen guesthouses and the beauty of living entirely in the present. 

Optimal Maturation and Full Indulgence: Sparkling Wines for Special Moments

We went on a quest for the best sparkling wines. Supported by ex-star chef and winemaker’s son Norbert Schu, who not only has the best-equipped wine cellar in Germany, but also helps us with his experience to gain a completely new understanding of champagne and co. Cin cin.

Ca’ del Bosco: Where the Excellent Franciacorta Wine is Born

A chat with Maurizio Zanella, president of the Ca’ del Bosco winery, about life on the vineyard, modern art and Franciacorta, the king of Italian fermented wines.

12 wines you should have at home this winter

That contemplative time of year is upon us. Life moves indoors. Romantic hours for two, meetings with family and close friends, endless conversations on the phone. We have selected 12 wines that everyone should have at home this winter. Whether it’s a smoky Burgundy, a complex Sauvignon or an elegant Pinot Noir, you’ll be well-equipped for the cold season with these wines.

6 Unique Destinations under the Arctic Sky

Architectural tree hotels, glass igloos and cabins on remote islands are all part of this specially curated list of Arctic getaways for the winter. Breathtaking views of the Northern Lights included.

The Young and Experimental Winemakers of Rings

The brothers Andreas and Steffen of the Rings vineyard create wines that possess the taste and integrity of the organic process as well as the delicate edge of passionate experimentation.

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Schwarze Haus
Das schwarze Haus: Uckermark at its best

Designed by Thomas Kröger Architects, Das Schwarze Haus allows weekend travellers to escape the hustle and bustle of Berlin in a home inspired by the region’s historic barns.

Dreissigacker: A different kind of Riesling

If you have ever dined at the restaurant of Michelin starred chef Tim Raue in Berlin, you have probably already been introduced to that particularly memorable Dreissigacker taste.

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Gut Üselitz
A Manor Surrounded by Water

With a history dating back to 1553, the former Renaissance Üselitz Manor House offers a space for contemplation like no other.

Weingut Schmidt
Schmidt Winery: From Soil to Glass

Schmidt Winery on the banks of Lake Constance lays home to the Schmidt family, creating wines found nowhere else in Germany.