Category Archives: Grafenwoehr 100

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 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 […]

Best Places to Visit in Germany in Summer

Summer in Germany. There really is no other place like it on Earth. The sun has beaten back the clouds and the rain, spring has come and gone leaving the country covered in green. Leafy trees provide breezy canopies for the many beer gardens. Grassy alpine meadows high up in the mountains are perfect for […]

Visiting The Kuchlbauer Tower and Brewery in Bavaria

Art and beer, beer and art. These two things don’t necessarily go together, but in Abensberg, a small town not far from Regensberg, in Bavaria there is a brewery and beer garden where it’s all about the art. It boasts a magical tower that will have the kids of all ages gaping and smiling. Jim […]

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 […]

The Town Divided By War – Moedlareuth

Deutsch-Deutsches Museum Moedlareuth

Imagine this. Your country has just lost a war, and now the Soviets who are in charge are building a wall in your town. How will you visit your family? How will you shop? How will you go to school? For almost 37 years, this small town of 50 inhabitants was divided by a wall […]

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 […]

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 […]

Climbing and Hiking Through The Magical Luisenburg Rock Labyrinth

Climbing and hiking through Luisenburg Rock Labyrinth

A day trip being outdoors, scrambling through the Luisenburg Rock Labyrinth is just what the doctor ordered!

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 […]

Welcoming Spring with German Maypole Celebrations

Welcoming Spring with Germany May Pole Celebrations

Hoisting the Maypole – A Bavarian Tradition One of the great things about living in Germany is that we get to experience some of the traditions that would be difficult to plan as a traveler. There are so many very date specific events on the calendar, all year round, that scheduling the best time to […]

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