Germany

A Lesson to Remember at Flossenburg Concentration Camp

KZ Gedenkstatte = Concentration Camp Memorial Unlike the names of Dachau and Auschwitz which have been engraved on our brains, Flossenburg Concentration Camp is one of thousands of camps during World War II that no one has heard of, yet millions of […]

Best Travel of the Year at Reflections Enroute

Best Travel of the Year at Reflections Enroute

  As this past year comes to a close, Jim and I cannot be happier about what we’ve done, what we’ve seen, and the lessons learned along the way. Who says, “You can’t teach a dog new tricks?” It seems […]

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. Burg Wernberg, in the middle of the Oberpflaz region of Germany, is the perfect overnight getaway. The castle, built […]

The Big 5 Bavarian Christmas Markets - A One Week Itinerary

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!

Playing with Light at the Magnificent Bastei Bridge in Germany

Playing with Light at the Magnificent Bastei Bridge in Germany

Photographing the Bastei Bridge Ever since we moved to the Oberpfalz in northern Bavaria we’d been hearing about, and seeing stunning pictures of, Bastei Bridge in the region known as Sächsischen Schweiz (or Saxon Switzerland) in former East Germany. The bridge is located […]

Hohenzollern Castle Germany

Hohenzollern Castle – A Prussian Gem

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 […]

Pumpkin Festival Ludwigsburg Germany

Perfectly Pumpkin – A Fantastic German Fall Festival

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 […]

Krampus A Scary Christmas Tradition

Krampus, A Downright Scary Christmas Tradition

Christmastime in Germany is full of charm.  All over the country the Christmas markets are going strong.  With the smell of sugary almonds roasting and the wisps of steam climbing out of your gluhwein mug, you happily look out for […]

7 Tips for Winning German Christmas Markets with Kids

7 Tips for Winning German Christmas Markets with Kids!

‘Tis the Season! Everywhere I look there are signs up for the opening of the Christmas markets. I’m so excited! There’s nothing better than grabbing some friends, getting all bundled up, and heading out to the nearest market square to […]

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