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Arena Grill, located in Cologne, Germany serves a great selection of authentic Middle Eastern dishes, sure to satisfy any diner. This restaurant serves a large variety of Halal dishes; including the best traditional Middle Eastern food in the area. Arena Grill, is located in Constantin Strasse and is popular for the varieties of food it offers. Please note that alcohol is not allowed inside the restaurant. ...more

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Arena Grill, located in Cologne, Germany serves a great selection of authentic Middle Eastern dishes, sure to satisfy any diner. This restaurant serves a large variety of Halal dishes; including the best traditional Middle Eastern food in the area. Arena Grill, is located in Constantin Strasse and is popular for the varieties of food it offers. Please note that alcohol is not allowed inside the restaurant.

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Constantin Straße 94, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia 50679

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+49 22 18 80 82 82

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  • Best Muslim-Friendly Places to Travel in 2018 by Month

    A new year brings new beginnings and opportunities – and a reason to create a new travel bucket list with dream destinations to visit. There is nothing more exciting than exploring a fascinating destination and experiencing a new culture. These perfect destinations to visit for each month of the year are not only ideal for Halal holidays, but for unforgettable travel experiences too.   Top Muslim Holiday Destinations – Halal holidays 2018   January – Cape Town   Kick off the new year in Cape Town, South Africa! The Cape Town summer is ideal for fun activities such as swimming and to spend a day at the beach as well, so don’t miss out on Camps Bay or Boulder’s Beach. January is also very lively with festivities that include music festivals and outdoor cinemas – so you won’t be bored at all. Don’t forget to take a cable car ride up Table Mountain and appreciate the region’s magnificent scenery either. Cape Town is one of the best holiday destinations for Muslim families too, with numerous Halal eateries and cuisines – and entertainment for everyone too.   Find nearby Halal food places in Cape town Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Cape town   February – Maldives   White sandy beaches framed by the sparkling blue-green ocean and fine weather – these are just some of the reasons to visit Maldives in February. You can enjoy the best of water sports, snorkeling, diving and island hopping to name few thrilling activities. The Maldives is also ideal for big Muslim travel groups where you can stay at gorgeous Halal-friendly accommodation with amazing ocean scenery – and easily find Halal food near you.   Find nearby Halal food places in Maldives Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Maldives   March – Morocco Travelers can enjoy the warm sunshine and chilly nights in Marrakesh or the cooler climate in Casablanca during spring in Morocco. Marrakesh is an interesting cultural hub where you can marvel at some beautiful architecture. Some top attractions to see include Jardin Majorelle and Koutoubia Mosque, and don’t forget to drop by the souks in Medina either. If you visit Casablanca, do explore the museums and galleries, including interesting historical places such as the Hassan II Mosque and La Corniche. Morocco is a great destination for Halal holiday vacations, and where you can easily locate Halal restaurants –the local cuisine is amazing too. Find nearby Halal food places in Maldives Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Maldives   April – The Netherlands   What could be more beautiful than tulips in the springtime? Visit the Keukenhof in Lisse to experience this truly spectacular scene in April. Whether you spend all day walking through the winding streets or decide to take a canal cruise and admire the old buildings – you will appreciate this charming, colourful city soon enough. Do visit the famous historical spots such as the Anne Frank Museum or the famous Rijksmuseum research library. Another intriguing city to visit is Rotterdam, where you can see Erasmus Bridge and the famous Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Finally, you can locate Halal eateries with no issues in the main cities, and the country is home to different cultures too.   Find nearby Halal food places in Netherlands Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Netherlands    May – France There is nothing like spending spring in Paris where you stroll through the streets visiting famous galleries, museums and fascinating historical landmarks. Paris is also a shopaholic’s haven too. From The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral to the Arce de Triomphe – France has a rich history. The cities of Nice, Lyon and Bordeaux are worth a visit too. France does have some of the most Muslim friendly cities in Europe including Paris where there is no shortage of delicious Halal eateries to try out.   Find nearby Halal food places in France Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in France     June – Sweden   Atrip to Sweden in June is when you can enjoy the wonderful Swedish summer, during which the sun shines for 12 hours – the longest days of year for the country. Sweden is breathtakingly beautiful with lakes, lush green scenery framed by mountains and is also famous for the reindeer herds in the Lapland regions. Nature lovers can take a ferry ride to Djurgården Park to experience the Swedish landscape. The capital city, Stockholm has a rich history with interesting tourist attractions and museums to visit – don’t miss Drottningholm Palace and the Vasa Musuem. Some of the most Muslim friendly cities in Europe are in Sweden, where you can easily find prayer places and mosques near you –including Halal restaurants as well.   Find nearby Halal food places in France Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in France     July – Kenya   If exciting adventure is your thing, visiting Kenya in July is just perfect. Nature lovers will get the opportunity to see wildebeest and zebras crossing over from Tanzania – so going on a safari for amazing wildlife encounters is the best thing to do. You can also observe all kinds wildlife gathering around watering holes and visiting places such as the Nairobi National Park is a rewarding experience. The colder climate is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking too. Kenya quite Muslim-friendly and it won’t be hard to find Halal food near you or mosques either.   Find nearby Halal food places in France Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Kenya      August – Malaysia   The fine weather during this time is perfect for outdoor activities and island hopping – ideal to plan beach getaways to Tioman Island, Redang Island or maybe a trip to Borneo. Langkawi is another fascinating place to visit for nature and wildlife lovers. Kuala Lumpur is also a great spot for shopping and it’s a great time to take a city tour to explore the famous attractions of the city. The famous Batu Caves is also another famous attraction that you cannot miss. Malaysia is an ideal budget travel destination in 2018 and is also perfect for Halal holiday vacations – locating Halal restaurants and prayer facilities is quite easy especially in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.   Find nearby Halal food places in Malaysia  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Malaysia   September – Germany   Travelers who would like to have Halal holidays in Europe should consider an exciting trip to Germany. This is where you can explore Muslim friendly cities in Europe such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. But Germany has many interesting attractions and historical landmarks that you cannot miss – Brandenburg Gate, Neuschwanstein Castle, Cologne Cathedral and so much more. Autumn starts around September, so the cities and countryside look especially beautiful where tourists can enjoy the pleasant weather too.   Find nearby Halal food places in Germany Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Germany   October – United States   This travel destination is one of the best places to enjoy autumn – especially in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. You can also find Halal and Muslim-owned restaurants in these states as well. When in New York, do visit Central Park or drop by the Statue of Liberty or if you prefer to visit San Francisco, don’t miss out on Chinatown and the Golden Gate Bridge. Chicago is just as interesting with the Field Museum of Natural History and many galleries that are worth checking out Find nearby Halal food places in the United States  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in the United States   November – Japan   The fall season in Japan is when you will get to see beautiful autumn foliage and enjoy cool-crisp weather. Visit parks or gardens in Tokyo and other main citiess to take nature’s beauty – or even take hike in Kamakura. But Japan also has some major attractions you cannot miss such the 17th century Tokyo Imperial Palace or the Shinjuku National Garden. Shopaholic should also drop by Ginza and Akihabara where you can get almost anything. There are a fair amount of Halal eateries in the main cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. But if unsure, always inquire if Halal food is served or if non-Halal ingredients are used before placing orders. Find nearby Halal food places in Japan Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Japan   December – Dubai Dubai is exceptionally festive during December with so many events taking place, with the city getting ready for Christmas. People are also looking forward to the New Year celebrations and the impressive fireworks displays that start at midnight. Dubai has been among the most popular holiday destinations for Muslim families. Experience everything from thrilling amusement parks such as Aquaventure Waterpark to the observation deck of Burj Khalifa. You can shop until you drop in Dubai since the city is a shopaholic’s haven with spots such as The Dubai Mall and Mall Of The Emirates. Travelers can also taste a variety of cuisines at numerous Halal cafés and restaurants – finding Halal food and prayer facilities is very easy too.   Find nearby Halal food places in Dubai Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Dubai For a more Muslim-friendly experience during your exciting travels, have a look at some excellent Halal-holiday holiday packages or book Halal Hotels for a hassle-free vacation.       ...

  • Muslim-Friendly Holidays in 2018 - Halal Trip’s Best 13 Countries to visit

    If you are looking for a Muslim Friendly holiday, you have come to the right place! Halaltrip's team has put together 13 amazing countries to visit this year. It's that time when most of us reflect back on the past year and all the amazing experiences we've had. We also end up thinking about all that we wanted to do but didn't get the chance to. Well, that's all over now. It's time to look to the future into this year and plan all our amazing adventures! Of course, traveling should be a big part of your plan for 2018! Visiting different places of the world and taking in all the wonders of Allah is one of the most satisfying experiences we'll have in our short stint in this world. And as Muslims, we no longer have to wonder about Halal travel and whether we'll be able to find Halal food and prayer places because so many countries and cities around the world are becoming increasingly Halal-friendly day by day. There are so many amazing holiday destinations for Muslim families and solo travel, but here are the best Muslim-Friendly countries to visit in 2018: Credit-Giphy.com   1. Penang, Malaysia Malaysia is definitely at the top of the list of the best countries to travel to in 2018, but that's not something new as they have been the pioneers in Muslim-friendly tourism before other countries jumped on the bandwagon. On top of all that, Malaysia is also the ideal place for cheap Muslim-friendly holidays. Malaysia is a multi-cultural country, with a little more than half being Muslims. It has one of the most versatile Halal food scenes in the world, everything from street food to high-end restaurants of varying cuisines. There are also numerous mosques, and so many exciting attractions to visit. Langkawi and the Genting Highlands are just a couple places where you could even spend the entirety of a short visit! George Town, in the state of Penang, is a blend of history and contemporary Malaysia. Listed as a Unesco World Cultural Heritage Site, Georgetown in one of the best places to visit in Malaysia where you can get all the excitement of KL along with a sprinkling of history and adventure, all of it beachside! Find nearby Halal food places in Malaysia  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Malaysia    2. Bodrum, Turkey Turkey is a Muslim-majority country with nearly 98% of the population being of the Islamic faith. This means that Muslim travellers have little to worry about in terms of finding Muslim-friendly facilities, Halal food, or prayer places. Which is a good thing, because Turkey's cuisine of rich flavours, vibrant spices, and mouthwatering aromas is definitely one you can't miss! Turkey has a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites that depict the historical and cultural impact made throughout history, and many beautiful architectures as well as magnificent mosques. Everyone visits Istanbul, but if you want to experience the trendy side of Turkey, take yourself to Bordum town on the southwest coast. Here you can visit the ancient Bodrum Castle, take a Hamam (Turkish bath), relax in seaside resorts, or enjoy the wide array of delicious food!   Find nearby Halal food places in Turkey   Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Turkey   3. Osaka, Japan Although Japan's Islamic history is relatively brief, it is quickly becoming one of the most Muslim-friendly holiday destinations for 2018. There are over 60 mosques in the country, like the Kobe Mosque which was built in 1935 (the first mosque in Japan). The government of Japan is also working hard to make Muslims feel more welcome in their country. If you were to visit in 2018, you'd see prayer rooms with clearly marked signs in major airports, plenty of Halal restaurants (or at the least a special Muslim-friendly menu), prayer areas in public places as well as the qibla marked in hotel rooms. Tokyo, Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka are the best destination for travellers to visit as they have a lot of Muslim-friendly facilities. The port town of Osaka is a place where modernity and the past mix together beautifully. You can witness this while visiting sights like the 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle and old Shinto shrines, and then shopping in trendy malls, exploring futuristic buildings, and dining at modern cafes and restaurants.   Find nearby Halal food places in Japan   Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Japan     4. Kolkata, India Even with only 10% of the country being Muslims, India has the 3rd largest Islamic population in the world. This means that it's really easy to find Halal food and prayer places, no matter where in the country you choose to visit. The south, in particular, is the best part of India for Muslims to visit as it has the largest concentration of Muslims. There are hundreds of mosques all over India. The famous Jama Masjid in Delhi was built in the 1650s by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahn, who also built the monument that India is most widely recognized for – the Taj Mahal. There are so many Muslim-friendly places to visit in India that it would be hard to make a list. These places include tourist attractions, amazing Halal restaurants, mosques and Islamic sites (both new and old), and so much more! India is also one of the best value travel destinations in 2018, as it is pretty easy to travel on a budget. The city of Kolkata in West Bengal is one of the cities to focus on. Apart from having effective public transport and infrastructure, it is also known to be one of the cheapest cities to travel or live in India. Kolkata is the land of cultural festivities and is known to be the cultural capital of India. You can also visit colonial-era landmarks like the Victoria Memorial and Fort William sprawling gardens, the Marble Palace, and the Nakhoda Mosque (largest in the city).   Find nearby Halal food places in India   Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in India     5. Fez, Morocco Morocco is another country which is almost entirely made up of Muslims. But that's not all it has to offer in terms of tourism. The exotic and vibrant culture, amazing food and incredible architecture are enough to leave anyone awe-inspired, be it Muslim or not. But, of course, the fact that almost all the food in the country is bound to be Halal, and that there are loads of magnificent mosques, as well as there being so many historic and cultural Islamic attractions sweetens the deal! The city of Fez, known to be the cultural capital of Morocco, is an amazing place to visit. Those with an artistic soul will feel right at home at the incredible art museums and the historical buildings. It is also home to the oldest university in the world and is known to be the largest car-free urban area in the world, and that's certainly something to see in this day and age.    Find nearby Halal food places in Morocco   Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Morocco     6. St Julians, Malta Malta isn't exactly the first place one would think of when considering Halal-friendly holidays in Europe, but you'd be surprised at how accommodating the country is to its Muslim visitors. Islam has even been quite prevalent in the history of the island; with Muslims making major impacts in the development of the country, in the agriculture and food industries in particular. Most of the places in Malta are also named in Arabic, such as Cassar, Zammit, Farrugi, and more. Although there is only one officially recognized mosque – Mariam Al-Batool Mosque in Paola – there are a few prayer places. In any case, there are plenty of private villas and other private places where you can pray. Halal food is also widely available. One of the best places to visit is the seaside town of St Julian's, where you can go fishing, visit ancient buildings like the Baroque museum and Spinola Palace, or enjoy great food.   Find nearby Halal food places in Malta Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Malta    7. Abu Dhabi, UAE If you're looking for a luxury travel holiday destination for Muslim families, then there's no better place to visit than the UAE. With one of the world's strongest economies and a majority Muslim population, UAE is one of the richest Muslim countries in the world. You can choose between the ever-popular Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the lesser known cities like Sharjah, Fujairah, or Al Ain; they are all great places to visit! UAE is home to many of the world's most magnificent mosques, a tour of which would be compulsory on your Halal travel. There are so many other things to do like visit tourist attractions, go on safaris, and immerse yourself in shopping. It also has a wide variety of amazing food from local cuisines to international ones – and the best part: most, if not all of it, is Halal! You can choose between the cities like Dubai and Sharjah to the lesser known cities like Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah, or Al Ain. Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE is one of the best places to visit. Here, one gets to experience the entirety of what UAE has to offer. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (which is certainly grand, to say the least), sprawling modern shopping malls, or even stay at desert resorts! Find nearby Halal food places in UAE Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in UAE    8. Lombok, Indonesia If you're a lover of all things natural and organic, then its time for you to book the ticket for your Halal travel to Indonesia! Made up of a bunch of islands which are mostly volcanic, Indonesia has a majority Muslim population, which means you'll feel right at home. It also means that you will never have trouble finding nearby Halal restaurants or places to pray because the country is home to many mosques, including Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, which is the largest in Southeast Asia. Among the things you can experience in Indonesia include picture-perfect coastlines and beach resorts, amazing wild and plant life, delicious food, and affordable shopping. It is also one of the top tourist destinations in the world where you can travel on a budget. Everyone flocks to Bali, but if you want a quieter experience, book a trip to Lombok. There's nothing to scoff about here, as it is not only an amazing surfing spot but also a great destination for divers and snorkelers. This island is also motor vehicle-free, so you know the air you're breathing is as fresh as it can get! Find nearby Halal food places in Indonesia Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Indonesia    9. Hamburg,Germany Halal travel does not have to mean you have to only travel to Muslim countries, and a great place to start exploring the rest of the world is in Germany. This European country has a prominent Muslim community who manage to thrive although they are much smaller in number. Despite what you might have heard, Germans are generally very accepting of Muslims and assimilate into them well. Berlin is one of the best places for a Muslim to visit, as there is plenty of Halal food options available. There are also a number of mosques all across the country, including the Cologne Central Mosque in Cologne which is the largest mosque in Europe! Some of the top things to do in Germany include exploring all the cultural and historical sites, enjoying good food, and take in the awe-inspiring nature and landscapes. The city of Hamburg proudly claims to be “the gateway to the world”. While this might be a bold assertion, it backs it up by being a thriving port town with historic buildings, museums, beautiful parks and beaches. There's also plenty to do here, from classical performances to sporting events and regular markets.  Find nearby Halal food places in Germany  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Germany   10. Sri Lanka Known as “the pearl of the Indian Ocean”, Sri Lanka is a tiny island nation off the south coast of India. Although the majority of the people follow Buddhism, the minorities of Hindus, Christians and Muslims are also widely prevalent, Islam is the largest of them. Sri Lanka is one of the top places to visit in the world in 2018 for Halal-friendly travel because the country has many Muslim-friendly facilities. There are a number of mosques all over the island, and Halal food is easily available (with most international chains even being Halal-certified). The people are extremely friendly and accommodating as well. Sri Lanka is the best place for a relaxing vacation of lounging around on gorgeous beaches and getting pampered in all-natural spas, but also has opportunities for those who are adventurous or love to witness exotic wildlife in their natural habitats. Picture Credit - gallefortguide.com Galle, a city in the south of the country is an amazing place to visit. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with old Dutch-colonial buildings, quirky cafes and eateries, beautiful beaches, as well as historical mosques. Galle is the place to go if you're an artist looking for inspiration, or a sea-lover.  Find nearby Halal food places in Sri Lanka  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Sri Lanka  11. Aqaba, Jordan For those of you that are history buffs, Jordan is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The city captures a sort of old world charm that makes you feel like you've stepped into the past. Jordan wouldn't be for the travellers that look flashy technology and large-scale attractions, but for those who revel in the beauty of nature, culture, and friendly people. Jordan is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historical monuments, seaside resorts, and nature reserves, including the incredible ancient city of Petra. It is a Muslim country, therefore you do not have to worry about finding Halal food, mosques, or other Muslim-friendly facilities. If you want to take a break, Aqaba, the only coastal town in Jordan, is one place you can visit. This laid-back town is the ideal destination for those that live the underwater life, from diving to snorkeling and so much more! Find nearby Halal food places in Jordan Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Jordan   12. Jeju, South Korea Yes, the land of kimchi is a great place for Muslim travellers too! Although there isn't a large population of Muslims, it is slowly growing and the Korean government has taken major steps to encourage Muslim tourists to visit the country. One of which is the Halal Restaurant Week Korea, an annual event in which restaurants from all around the country participate. There are also plenty of things to do in Korea, including affordable shopping, amazing festivals, and incredible weather (autumn is the best!). South Korea has 8 mosques all over the country, but there are many more prayer places as well as in restaurants and stores. Cities like Seoul, Busan, and Jeju are the best options for Muslim travellers. The island of Jeju (largest in the country), in particular, is a place you cannot miss. It is the place the locals flock to when it comes to a getaway, and you will love it too. Beautiful sandy beaches, a posh countryside, luxury beach resorts, and amazing food – what more could you want?  Find nearby Halal food places in South Korea Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in South Korea   13. Singapore Singapore is a multicultural country with people of all backgrounds and races. About 14% of the country's population follows Islam, which means Muslim travellers won't have trouble finding facilities catered towards them. There are many mosques in the island, the largest being Sultan Mosque which is also constituted as a national monument. Singapore also has a prominent gastronomic scene; many restaurants are already Halal-certified or Muslim-friendly, with more making the shift every day. Singapore is a great place to shop till you drop, especially when it comes to fashion. But you can also enjoy other things like amazing architecture and monuments, as well as nature and wildlife.  Find nearby Halal food places in Singapore Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Singapore...

  • 10 Destinations with the Best Chocolate - HalalTrip Picks!

    What are the countries with the best chocolate? No matter which part of the world you are living in or visiting, you can find chocolate lovers and a variety of chocolates to savour. Read on to find out the top counties for chocolate - world over.  Chocolate was first cultivated by the Mesoamericans and has fascinated people all around the world ever since 1100 B.C. Apart from the delicious taste, chocolate has also been proven to be good for mind, body and also the spirit. Studies have shown that chocolate is a natural anti-depressant and also has some antioxidant properties. With different varieties available, you can opt for decaffeinated chocolate, organic chocolate, dark chocolate, sugarless chocolate and several other varieties. IMPORTANT: There are many chocolates which are not Halal. Many of them may use alcohol and animal fats. As such it is best to get Halal certified chocolates as much as possible. If not, then the ingredients need to be very carefully looked at, to make sure no prohibited ingredients are used. It is also important to note that just because the ingredients are written in Arabic does not mean that they are ok for Muslims! Here are the top 10 places to have the best chocolate. 1) Belgium Belgium is popularly known as the chocolate lover's getaway and is the best chocolate destination in the world with over 12 huge chocolate factories, 16 chocolate museums and far more than 2,000 chocolate shops. 2) Switzerland There is hardly anyone in the world who wouldn't have heard of the delicious Swiss chocolates. The country is home to some of the best chocolate brands including Cailler-Nestle, Toblerone, Lindt, Treuscher and Sprungli. 3) Spain The Spanish were the first people in Europe to taste chocolate. Barcelona enjoys the status of inventing the first chocolate machine in 1780. Barcelona is home to renowned brands like Antoni Amatller and Simon Coll who have been manufacturing yummy chocolate for the past 150 years. Another city Villajoyosa is also called as the "Chocolate City" of Spain. 4) Mexico It was the first country to manufacture chocolate after the Mesoamericans cultivated it. The Oaxaca City takes the chocolate cultivation a step further and imbibes it in its culture and tradition. 5) California San Francisco is one of the most loved destinations by chocolate lovers. The most favoured brand in the area is Ghirardelli. There are a number of manufacturers functioning in the city. Most of the chocolates from San Francisco have different fillings such as truffle, caramel, mint, raspberry, etc. 6) France You will never miss having chocolate in Paris. The city is the gastronomic hub of France. Another small town in France, Tain L'Hermitage is also well-known for the chocolate producer, Valrhona. 7) United Kingdom London to be precise, is known for craving for good food and chocolate. Relish some of the best handmade chocolates on Elizabeth Street, Victoria. 8) Pennsylvania The city of Hershey in Pennsylvania is often referred to as ‘Sweetest Place on Earth.' The city is home to the Hershey Company and also the H. B. Reese Candy Company. The Chocolate Spa and the Hershey Story Museum are worth visiting in the city. 9) New York Taste different varieties of chocolates in New York. Bar is one of the favourite brands in the city. 10) Germany The chocolate capital of Germany, Cologne is known for its Stollwerck chocolate company. Do not miss out on visiting the The Imhoff Stollwerck Museum that showcases the history of chocolate. To find good places to get Halal chocolate near you, along with other Halal sweets and dishes, you may use the Food Spotter feature on the HalalTrip Mobile App. Click on the below links to download the free App:   Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/halaltrip/id680194589 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.halaltrip.app ...

  • A Muslim's Guide to Finding Mosques in Germany [Prayer Facilities]

    Germany, with its captivating scenery and natural beauties, lively cities, fascinating history and delightful cuisine, is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It is also home to world-renowned attractions like the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and Museum Island, which tourists from across the world; including Muslims, come to see. If you’re planning on visiting the country, and wondering if there are Muslim-friendly facilities, such as mosques in Germany, read on to find out. Credits - giphy.com Islam in Germany Although Christianity is the major religion in Germany, Islam comes in as a close second and is a recognized religion in the country. Muslims in Germany come from a variety of backgrounds; with the community being made up of a majority of those of Turkish origin, while the rest of the Muslim population in Germany is made of individuals from Arab countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and so on. Islam in Germany is therefore present throughout; with Muslim communities residing all around the country. . Mosques in Germany With millions of Muslims now residing in the country, there are multiple prayer facilities in Germany, including about 50 well-known mosques. The other prayer facilities consist of just a room and are not obvious to those passing by. Muslims will be able to find quite a number of mosques in Berlin, Hamburg, Hesse, as well as in many other cities and states. Muslim tourists must however be aware that although there are numerous mosques in Germany, they belong to different denominations. . Berlin, the capital of Germany, is home to a sizeable number of Muslims and tourists will therefore be able to find quite a few mosques in Berlin - with the Berlin Mosque being the oldest mosque in Germany. Other mosques and prayer facilities in Berlin include the Sehitlik Moschee (also known as the Berlin Central Mosque), Omar ibn Al Khattab Mosque and Ar-Rahman Moschee. . Mosques in Hamburg will also be easy to locate, due to its large Muslim community. Two popular mosques in Hamburg include the Fazle Omar Mosque, and the Hamburg Central Mosque. Other well known prayer facilities in Hamburg include the As Salam Mosque and Al Nour Mosque. . Muslim visitors will also be able to find several mosques and prayer facilities in Munich. While the Mosque in Sendling is quite well-known, other mosques in Munich include the Freimann Moschee (also known as Islamic Centre of Munich) and Al Ummah Moschee (Mosque). . Frankfurt also houses several mosques to serve the local Muslim community, as well as tourists. Noor Mosque, Othman Ibn Affan Mosque and Abubakr Mosque are just a few mosques in Frankfurt. There are also numerous prayer rooms in Frankfurt that are used mainly by the Muslims in the area surrounding the facility. You can ask the locals who are more familiar with these prayer rooms. . The Cologne Central Mosque is one of the most well-known mosques to be built in Cologne, and also aims to be one of the biggest in Europe, after construction. Muslims can also offer their prayers at the Abu Bakr Moschee (Mosque) or at one of the other mosques or prayer facilities in Cologne. . Muslim visitors will also be able to find mosques and prayer rooms in Leipzig, Hannover, Nuremberg, Dresden, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart, as well as in several other smaller cities and towns. You don't have to worry about not being able to find a place to do your prayers while you're travelling there!  ...

  • A Muslim Backpacker's Guide to Germany

    Germany is a glorious haven for backpackers. Backpacking in Germany will expose travellers to the marvels and wonders that Germany has to offer - be it the breathtaking Bavarian Alps or the charming coastal towns in the North. The rich history of the country and its abundance of spectacular natural scenery will enthrall every type of traveller. The best destinations in Germany for backpackers ultimately depend on your interests and what you are looking for. Travellers who wish to see ancient castles must not miss out on a visit to Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, while car lovers should head to the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. For Muslim travellers, most major cities in Germany offer sufficient facilities to ensure a comfortable visit. Berlin, the vibrant capital of the country, is a must-visit destination on the itinerary of every traveller to Germany. Berlin is home to a population of over 40,000 Muslim residents and facilities such as Halal food and prayer facilities will be available across the city. Berlin offers around 70 mosques for Muslim travellers including the Sehitlik Mosque, Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque, Khadija Mosque and the Ahmadiyya Mosque Berlin - the oldest mosque in Germany which was built in 1924. Several Halal restaurants are also available in Berlin – most of which are owned by Muslims. Travellers could try out ZamZam Restaurant at Hauptstrabe for South Asian cuisine, Rayan Chicken at Friedrichstrabe for American cuisine, Baraka at LausitzerPlatz for Turkish cuisine and Sharazad at Dahlmanstr for Middle Eastern cuisine. Muslim travellers should also pay a visit to Munich – the capital city of Bavaria. Some of the highlights of Munich include Marienplatz - the central town hall of Munich, Frauenkirche - the symbol of the city, the early Dachau Concentration Camp of Nazi Germany, the English Garden - Munich's largest park, the bustling Viktualienmarkt market, the Residence Palace of Munich as well as its numerous museums. Muslim travellers will be able to find quite a number of Halal restaurants in Munich, serving South Asian and Middle Eastern fare - such as the Istanbul at Landwehrstraße and Dehbaschi at Dachauer Straße. Munich's most popular mosque is located at the Sendling borough of Munich and more mosques are available in the neighborhood of Ludwigsvorstadt. Hamburg and Frankfurt are also excellent destinations. Hamburg - Germany's second largest city - is the country's wealthiest city and offers rich history and architecture. Some of its attractions include the Hamburg Harbor, its museums, markets and ancient cathedrals, offering plenty to explore. The city of Frankfurt is located on the banks of River Maine and is one of the largest financial hubs in Europe. Travellers in Frankfurt will be able to witness the city's rich cultural history in some of its old building architecture that date back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Both cities are home to a diverse population of Muslim residents and facilities will be adequate when travelling. Some of the other destinations in Germany that are worth visiting include Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Hannover, Stuttgart, Nürnberg and Leipzig. Each destination has something different and unique to offer, to ensure a memorable visit! ...



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