Posts Tagged "Germany"

Weimar – cultural capital of the 18th century

Let Weimar’s rich cultural and literary history enchant you during a cozy weekend away. Here’s the thing: I love historical figures. There’s just something about learning what inspired humans to become who… Read more

Hamburg Fish Market

If you are looking for something different to do, I urge you to head north to Hamburg on Friday, spend the weekend enjoying the city and go to the famous fish market early on Sunday morning.

German BBQ traditions

Break out the grill and learn to BBQ the German way!

Tips for learning German

A few ideas for how to learn German while you are stationed in Germany.

Introducing Germany to your visitors

Living overseas means that family and friends want you to play tour guide when they visit. Here are some tips to give them a taste of life in Germany.

Aachen Cathedral

3 Cultural World Heritage Sites in Germany

Germany is a country that has developed a rich culture over centuries and it is blessed with 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites for culture. Here’s 3 of them.

Vienna – a classic gem

Vienna is steeped in history, a top global city with must see museums and galleries, delectable cuisines, tasty drinks and terrific views.

Berlin – discover Germany’s capital on a budget

In an international survey tourists voted Berlin the most popular city in Germany. What’s its secret?

Top 5 Countries to Visit While in Europe

We surveyed a group of United States airmen, soldiers, civilians and their families to find out where they were happy they’d visited during their time in Europe. Here are their top 5 favorite countries.

Enchanting Almond Bloom Festivities

Learn about the Almond Bloom Festival at the German Wine Road in the Rhineland-Palatinate area.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s hidden treasures

Discover off-grid treasures in the Garmisch region. Explore Oberammergau town, hike the Partnach-Klamm or take a breathtaking ride on the Alpine Coaster.

Rüdesheim am Rhein beside the beautiful Rhine River

The charming town of Rüdesheim am Rhein, which you can only reach by ferry, has vineyards, wine tours, picturesque views, historic buildings, great restaurants and shopping and more.

Summer Days with the Dog

One of my favorite things about living in Germany is how dog-friendly everything is. I take my Italian Greyhound just about everywhere I go. And now that the weather’s warm, I’m… Read more

Germany´s Top Amusement Parks

The perfect time to take the family on a road trip to check out Germany’s take on amusement parks is in the summer. From an afternoon spent with Shrek to… Read more

Discover Fascinating Freinsheim

Located near Kaiserslautern, Freinsheim is a fascinating place to visit. It has festivals, a ruined castle, an impressive Old Town, a toy museum and more.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

5 Things You Will Love About Berlin

Berlin is one of the most desirable destinations to visit. Things that allure millions each year include the sheer vibrancy of the city, its rich history, various landmarks, and so much more.

Go Swimming in the Stuttgart Area

Are you planning on going swimming in the Stuttgart area? Well you better know your bads. This article lists some family-friendly swimming pools and more.

6 Reasons to visit Edinburgh

6 Reasons To Visit Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh is an iconic destination. It’s steeped in history, the site of ancient bloody battles and offers incredible architecture.

A Potted History of Germany

How much do you know about the history of Germany? Familiarize yourself with some of the key highs and lows of Germany’s colorful past.

Aachen

Discover Aachen

The German city of Aachen lives and breathes Europe. The city has some beautiful historical sites to enjoy, whilst offering the vibe of a modern city

Your guide to Germany’s bakeries

A variety of different breads, rolls, cookies, pastries or cakes are offered daily in German bakeries. Let us help you navigate the bakeries of Germany!

Making the Most of Munich

Making the Most of Munich

No stay in Germany is complete without at least a weekend exploring this world-renowned city on the edge of the Alps.

Stuttgart Flea Market

Antiques and More at the Homburg Flea Market

Head to the Homburg Flohmarkt to find great treasures including antiques, collectibles and much more.

Straw Sculpture Easter Festival – Ludwigsburg

Now until April 26th Ludwigsburg’s Straw Sculpture Easter Festival offers family fun including egg decorating, a maze, boat rides, petting zoo, a castle tower and much more.

The Cathedral and City of Ulm

The beautiful city of Ulm has many places and things to see including its majestic cathedral, Christmas Market, museums and more.

Germany's Christmas Markets are in every town

Germany’s Christmas Markets

The Ultimate Guide to Germany’s Christmas Markets

The Transition to German Life

A few months ago, there was a knock at my door. It was my neighbor, and apparently, my Mayor. A conversation ensued about Americans living in German neighborhoods. The purpose… Read more

An Outing in Oppenheim

The charming, medieval town of Oppenheim is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and indulge your curiosity.

Rastatt, the Gateway to the Black Forest

The town of Rastatt is a great starting point to begin a regional tour of Baden-Württemberg. It has palaces, museums, great restaurants and much more.

Beer World and More in Darmstadt

Getränkemarkt Maruhn in Darmstadt prides itself in having specialty selections of beverages from around the world. Pick up your next beer, wine and more.

The Historic City of Rottweil

The town of Rottweil has a plethora of sites to see and things to do any time of year. There are Roman baths, museums, towers, festivals and much more.

Family Fun at Taunus Wunderland Theme Park

Taunus Wunderland is a theme park in the backyard of Wiesbaden. It offers family fun with many attractions including rides, petting zoo, food and more.

Local Roller Derby Team Celebrates 5 Years

A Kaiserslautern roller derby team rapidly grew into a league. Come help celebrate the Roller Girls of the Apocalypse fifth birthday on June 13-14.

Culinary Panorama Hike

Germany hosts fun and unique outdoors activities such as the Culinary Panorama Hike. This event offered panoramic views and culinary specialties.

How to BUY LOCAL in Stuttgart

Buying locally grown food in a foreign country can be a daunting task. Germany is an environmentally-conscious country that hosts farmers’ markets daily. This article provides tips and preparation for shopping local, especially in the Stuttgart area.

Garmisch UNPLUGGED!

Discover off-grid treasures in the Garmisch region. Explore Oberammergau town, hike the Partnach-Klamm or take a breathtaking ride on the Alpine Coaster.

Pfahlbau Museum– Stone Age Dwellings

Pfalhbau is an interactive and educational museum. It presents archaeologically reconstructed versions of lake dwellings of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.

Stuttgart’s Wonderful Wilhelma Zoo!

Stuttgart’s Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens is the only zoological botanical garden in Europe and has over 8000 animals and various beautiful flowers.

Stuttgart Beer Festival

Join the Fun at a Village Festival

Village festivals is a great way to have fun and get to know your neighbors over a beer and festival food. You can also enjoy live music and much more.

Find Serenity at Abtei (Abbey) Himmerod

In my early 20’s I worked in a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. A sweet lady in her mid-forties worked with me and was the mother of two children~ one… Read more