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

Nuremberg top spots - Imperial Castle

Nuremberg is one of those magnetic cities that draws you back over and over again, or maybe it’s because we only lived about an hour from there. It’s a perfect example of a German city with lots of history, some good, some not so good. It’s a place to go and enjoy Bavarian food at […]

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 Big 5 Bavarian Christmas Markets – A One Week Itinerary

It’s almost winter and visions of steaming mugs of glühwein and the sweet taste of stollen are dancing in my head. In Germany, the onset of winter brings one of my favorite seasons of the year – Christmas market season! Living in Bavaria, We were smack-dab in the midst of the quaintest, quirkiest, and even oldest […]

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 […]

Making The Wurst Of It – A Lesson in Sausage

Bratwurst

When you think of Germany, you think of bratwurst! There is no German food that is better known worldwide. Available in every city, whether in a restaurant, pub, at a festival, or buying some to grill yourself in the grocery store, they are everywhere. Living in Germany for a number of years, we felt it […]

Our Guide To The Top Open Air Museums For Kids In Germany

Visit Open Air Museums to Step Back in Time What’s better than learning about a culture, traipsing about an outdoor museum, maybe learning how to farm, bake bread, or sail, all with a hands-on experience? I don’t think there is anything better. As a teacher, I can tell  you, kids really do love to learn, […]

A Weekend Recharge in Alsace

A Weekend Recharge in Alsace

What’s So Special About Alsace, France? Your trip to France isn’t complete until you’ve visited the beautiful Alsace region. Driving along the 170 km Route des Vins (wine route) for at least a short stretch, say between Kaysersberg and Ribeauville, is a must. The charmingly quaint villages, fortified walled towns, hilltop castles, and glimmering green […]

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 […]

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