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What to Do in Nuremberg Itineraries for 1, 2, and 3 Days

Frauentor is an iconic tower in Nuremberg

Nuremberg, one of the most important cities historically in Germany, is a must-see for any traveler. We’ve created 1,2, & 3 day itineraries so you can make sure not to miss its great castle, WWII history, and fantastic restaurants.

A Fairytale City for All Seasons; Rothenburg Christmas Market and More!

Birds-eye view of Rothenburg Christmas Market

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a small city in the German state of Bavaria, should be on everyone’s Germany bucket list. Whenever you go, winter, spring, summer or fall, this small medieval city will captivate you. It is truly a city for all seasons. This charming walled town with its ivy covered stone walls, tall watchtowers, […]

A Visit to the Oldest Monastic Brewery in the World, Weltenburg Abbey

Don’t you just love a good boat ride? One with spectacular scenery and great snacks on board? We do, and we’ve taken many. Boat travel is just one perfect way to relax while you are sightseeing or just to get from one point to another without having the stress of driving, or figuring out which […]

The Best Places To Go, Germany In Winter

Mountains, Christmas Lights – Germany in Winter is Magical! Have you ever thought of traveling to Germany during the winter? You should. Hands down, it’s the most magical season in this central European country. Forests and mountains are covered in pure, white snow, but the temperature isn’t too cold. You can easily spend the day […]

Playmobil FunPark in Germany – Fun for All Ages

When traveling, sometimes it’s difficult to find things to do that are just for kids.  After dragging the little ones from cathedral to museum to restaurant, you really should insert a day that is just for them. It will make everyone happier, believe me! We did this when we had visitors come to Germany. We’d […]

Searching For The Best Tarte Flambee in Alsace

Tarte Flambée or Flammkuechen, A Popular Dish Like An Alsatian Flatbread Pizza  What is Tarte Flambée? In English, we could call it “flaming cake” and in Germany it is known as Flammkuechen. Is it French? Is it German? Non. Nein. It is Alsatian. The small border area that currently resides in France has always had a […]

A Lesson to Remember at Flossenburg Concentration Camp

For Americans, like myself, World War II stories are fresh in our minds. As we’re traveling around the country, we try our best to visit them and keep reminding ourselves what can happen if we are not careful, mindful. One of the things that are abundant in Germany are concentration camps, and unlike the names […]

Indulgence and Pampering, A Romantic Weekend at Castle Wernberg

Indulgence and Pampering, A Romantic Weekend at Castle Wernberg

Looking for that perfect romantic weekend? Need a night away from the kids? We have found the perfect place for you. Hotel Burg Wernberg, in the middle of the Oberpflaz region of Germany, is the perfect overnight getaway. The castle, built in the middle ages, although small has been renovated to be as cozy and […]

The Secret Passages of Tempelhof

Chasing the Ghosts of the Past in Tempelhof

The first time I went to Berlin was in the 1980s, during the cold war. At that time, the USAF was using Tempelhof as its main base in the divided city. That one huge building housed the entire Air Force Base: airport operations, maintenance facilities, commissary, a bowling alley, chapel, lodging, schools, even a basketball […]

Hohenzollern Castle – A Prussian Gem

Hohenzollern Castle Germany

About an hour south of Stuttgart sits a magnificent example of a 19th century fortification and home to Prussian royalty, the Hohenzollern castle. Privately owned, it has had a long and varied past. Many times the castle has been reduced to ruins or substantially damaged. However, towards the end of the 19th century Prince Louis Ferdinand decided […]

Splashing About The Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival, Germany

Pumpkin Festival Ludwigsburg Germany

Ludwigsburg, Germany – Pumpkins Galore I love a festival.  And one that involves food, well, that’s a no-brainer.  We were going.  I love pumpkin, and I’d heard there was plenty of pumpkin specialties to be tasted, so off we went.  In fact, September is the month of festivals in Germany, so you can find many more […]

The Fiddler’s Festival in Ribeauvillé France

Fiddler's parad character in extravagant costume and makeup, France must see!

The Fiddler’s Festival or the Pfifferdaj is one of the most entertaining, weird, and downright fun things to do each September! Attending this festival in Ribeauvillé, France is a must! What is the Pfifferdaj or Fiddler’s Fest? In the heart of the beautiful Alsace region of France is one of my favorite festivals! The Pfifferdaj, […]

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