Germany

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!

Autumn is Mountain Season

Autumn is Mountain Season

“The feeling of a place was the best reason to go.” ~ Robert Kurson There are definitely certain places that just have a feeling, don’t you agree? Every September I am on a personal mission to spend as much time in […]

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 […]

Perfectly Pumpkin – A Fantastic German Fall Festival

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 […]

Krampus, A Downright Scary Christmas Tradition

Krampus A 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 […]

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