Articles in Diesel Grand Touring

Destination: Prague

Destination: Prague

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a city of many names.  The home of 1.3 million people, it is known as Zlaté město, the Golden City, Stověžatá Praha, the City of a Hundred Spires, and Praha matka měst, Prague – Mother of Cities.
It’s one of the most popular …

Destination: Philadelphia

Destination: Philadelphia

Philadelphia, the epicenter of the American Revolution and the country’s capital in the 18th century, is much more than the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Located only two hours from New York City and three hours from Washington D.C.,  Philadelphia is a cosmopolitan city with some of the country’s top universities, …

European Diesel Delivery Programs

European Diesel Delivery Programs

Travelers, when visiting interesting destinations, frequently bring home a souvenir or two for friends and family members.  This past December I was finally able to bring home a diesel-powered automobile, namely a BMW 335d,   Until recently, picking up a diesel as part of a European Delivery program simply wasn’t possible …

Destination: Munich

Destination: Munich

Munich (München) is a study in contrasts. It is the modern and hip capital of staunchly conservative Bavaria, a high-tech center, and companies such as BMW and Siemens are headquartered here.
Its Baroque and Rococo architecture and stunning parks captivate visitors of all ages and it is home to some …

The Road to Graz

The Road to Graz

Graz, a city of 250,000 inhabitants and six universities, straddles the Mur River in southeastern Austria.  The inner city district is one of the best preserved city centers in Europe.
A World Cultural Heritage Site, Graz is Austria’s second largest city and is the capital and largest city in the province …

Driving the Roßfeldstraße

Driving the Roßfeldstraße

A short drive from Berchtesgaden is the 16-kilometer Roßfeldstraße, also referred to as the Roßfeldhöhenringstraße, the highest through street in Germany, reaching an altitude of 1560 m. It gently runs through some of the most beautiful landscape in Austria and Germany (a state treaty between the two countries had to …

48 Hours to the BMW Welt and Beyond

48 Hours to the BMW Welt and Beyond

It may have taken 48 hours to get from New York to Munich during a blizzard (see Blizzard Business Travel in Executive Road Warrior), but the trip was no doubt worth it. Starting off on a Saturday afternoon, Diesel Driver editor Jonathan Spira arrived in Munich 48 hours later.
Despite …

338 Kilometers from Lindau to Berchtesgaden

338 Kilometers from Lindau to Berchtesgaden

The Diesel Driver’s BMW 335d had its maiden voyage yesterday from Munich (München) to Lindau, a trip of ca. 200 kilometers. After a short visit, it was off to Berchtesgaden, in the Bavarian Alps.
Lindau is a Bavarian town on a 0.68-square-kilometer island in the eastern part of the Bodensee …

König Diesel: Driving the New BMW 7er Series

König Diesel: Driving the New BMW 7er Series

The 7er Series, as BMW’s flagship, may cocoon its driver and passengers in Teutonic luxury and is clearly automotive royalty.  While I was somewhat ambivalent about the exterior of its predecessor, the new 7er is a true blue blood, and not just because of its Bavarian heritage.
To me, it looks …