Posts Tagged "family activity"

Mal-Werk: Pottery Painting in Mainz

Get your artistic juices flowing with your family and friends at Mal-Werk! At this colorful café you can have a creative day with stencils, sponges, stamps, brushes and a rainbow of paint colors.

Wolfstein: A medieval gem near Kaiserslautern

Wolfstein is a small town near Kaiserslautern that’s great for a day trip. The popular hiking village also has some unique attractions.

Schloss Heidelberg – one of the favorite castles in Germany!

Stroll the Heidelberg Castle’s courtyard and garden, Heidelberg Tun (Big Wine Barrel) and the German Pharmacy Museum (Deutsches Apothekenmuseum).

Prague Christmas Markets 2016

Be dazzled now until Jan. 3 at the Prague Christmas Market! Going to this market is an elegant and charming way to celebrate the Holiday Season.

Wiesbaden on Ice Nov 16, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017

Nestled between the Wiesbaden Kurhaus and Kurpark, ESWE Eizeit (ice rink) is the perfect place to go skating in the city!

Bad Münster Christmas Market

For an extra dose of holiday cheer, you owe it to yourself to make the drive to Bad Münster and enjoy this truly charming market before it’s too late.

The Magical Christmas Market in Eltville

Eltville hosts a very magical Christmas Market only one weekend each year with a castle backdrop and picturesque cobblestone streets. So mark your calendar for 2016!

The romantic town of Heidelberg

Considered one of the top five cities in Germany to visit, Heidelberg attracts millions each year with its history, art and scenic beauty. Take a stroll through the city or along the river. What are you waiting for?!

Strasbourg a picturesque town in France!

Have you ever visited one of those quaint cities where you can imagine yourself living forever? I have and it’s Strasbourg, France. It is a picturesque town with cobble stone streets and a riverfront neighborhood with timbered buildings accented by colorful flower boxes.

Historically charming city of Heppenheim

Germany has many beautiful cities and towns to explore that are only a short drive away! Approximately an hour drive from Kaiserslautern is the historically charming city of Heppenheim.

The Awakening – Halloween at Frankenstein Castle

Are you looking for the ultimate Halloween experience? The Frankenstein’s Castle is up there near the top! This annual Halloween festival in Darmstadt is one of the biggest Halloween festivals in Europe.

Road trip to Strasbourg, France

Have you ever visited one of those quaint cities where you can imagine yourself living forever? I have. That city is Strasbourg, France. I am not sure what I was… Read more

Every Kid’s Dream, LEGOLAND Park in Germany!

Legoland is one of the highlights of being stationed in Germany with the kids. There are rides, 4D movies, bowling, playgrounds, restaurants and of course, tons and tons of Lego!!

Rheinfels Castle, from the Time of Thrones

The castle ruins of Rheinfels sits looking out on the enchanting Rhein River. Soaked in history, the only thing you need to bring is your imaginations of dragons, thrones, kings and knights!

The Beer Gardens (Biergarten) of Stuttgart

While it’s still summer and the sun is shining, head to a beer garden. Enjoy an evening with fine beer, delectable meals, and good fun for the entire family.

The Dramatic Burg Eltz

Unlike many castles that have been handed back and forth, or created only as an escape for royalty, Burg Eltz has been a real, live, lived-in castle since the first day its medieval construction.

Trolley Rides in the Swabian Alb

Have a fun outdoor adventure with family or a group of friends at Sulzbach-Laufen in the Swabian Alb. Paddle along the tracks on trolley/bikes.

Fun in the Sun at the Lorelei Toboggan Run!

Picture yourself zipping down the side of a mountain with sun in your eyes and wind in your face. For this exhilarating experience try the fun toboggan run in Lorelei!

Music Festival in Darmstadt

Darmstadt recently hosted its annual Schlossgrabenfest, one of the biggest music festivals in Germany. This four-day event had over 400,000 attendees, more than 400 bands and much more.

Taunusstein Street Food Festival

A Street Food Festival is where, unlike the average German fest, the FOOD is the main event and not a side attraction. The Taunusstein Street Food Festival offered an array of treats for every palate!

Family Fun at the Hochheim Playground

Literally on top of Hochheim lies a fantastically fun mother of all playgrounds. Going to the Spielpark Hochheim guarantees a fun day out for the whole family!

Beer Culture and the Town of Ehingen

Whether you decide to visit Ehingen for its architecture, castles or beer, it makes no difference. This quick drive through the Swabian valley makes a perfect day trip from Stuttgart.

Frankfurt Zoo: Animals and the City

The Frankfurt Zoo, a green oasis nested in the middle of the city, is a great place for families to enjoy a day!

A Night Out Dancing in May

Although my wild and crazy nights out dancing are well behind me, I was interested in how the Germans celebrate Tanz in den Mai (Dance in May).

Freinsheim Blütenfest & Upcoming Events

The charming medieval town of Freinsheim recently held its annual Bloom Festival and hosts several other family festivals through the year.

Beautiful Pottery in Homburg

You can pick up an array of items at the popular Homburg Flohmarkt. Usually, just before Easter, more than 100 artisans from several countries present a great diversity of beautiful ceramics.

Light Night Shopping in Bad Durkheim

At the end of February, Bad Durkheim lit up their town Centre for a street party, shopping and wine tastings.

Michelstadt Easter Market

Michelstadt Easter Market was the perfect way to ring in spring! It was not only fun and uplifting, but it could also thaw any inner winter chill that may have been lingering.

The Puzzling City of Ravensburg

If you haven’t visited the puzzle town of Ravensburg, it definitely warrants your visit! It has rich history, a museum district, a shopping district, many towers and surrounding vineyards.

Kloster Eberbach International Easter Market

With spring coming soon, the 21st International Easter Market at the beautiful Kloster Eberbach Monastery was an ‘egg-cellent’ way to kick off the season!

Geierlay, Germany’s Longest Suspension Bridge

As Germany’s longest suspension bridge, Geierlay is 360m long and 100m. It makes for a wonderful day out in the stunning German countryside. Do you dare to cross it?!

Merzig Wolf Park

Head to Wolfspark Werner Freund to see wild wolves. This free park features eight different varieties of wolf.

See Through the Eyes of Lorelei

Would you like to see through the eyes of the Lorelei, the legendary mermaid? Head to Bornich to take in the spectacular view from up high above the Rhein River.

Schramberg Fastnacht Boat Race and Parade

For a fun and different Fasching experience, head to the Schramberg Fastnacht Boat Race and Parade this February 7!

USO’s 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Come join the USO on Saturday, February 6th, and help them celebrate their 75th Anniversary! There will be live music, a DJ and free food.

Indoor Fun in Trier

Let your kids have fun at Trier’s indoor trampoline park Trampoline Trier! There are rides, bumper cars, slides, swings, ball pits, a tot-sized roller coaster, and of course, trampolines.

Open until Jan. 3, Prague Xmas Market

Be dazzled now until Jan. 3 at the Prague Christmas Market! Going to this market is an elegant and charming way to celebrate the Holiday Season.

Wiesbaden on Ice: Skating in the City

Nestled between the Wiesbaden Kurhaus and Kurpark, ESWE Eizeit (ice rink) is the perfect place to go skating in the city!

Eltville’s Magical Christmas Market

Eltville hosts a very magical Christmas Market only one weekend each year with a castle backdrop and picturesque cobblestone streets. So mark your calendar for 2016!

Heidelberg Castle’s Wine Barrel

Stroll the Heidelberg Castle’s courtyard and garden, Heidelberg Tun (Big Wine Barrel) and the German Pharmacy Museum (Deutsches Apothekenmuseum).