Attractions

German Plätzchen recipes

Germans love Christmas Cookies so much that they designated an entire word to it: “Plätzchen.“ This means if you’re looking for cookies anytime between January and October, they’re “Kekse” but… Read more

Wurst

Germans love Wurst

From Bratwurst to Leberkäse, there are more than 1500 different kinds of wurst many of which are not available in the U.S.

ALL the Christmas Markets

Featured image by FamVeld / Shutterstock.com Christmas Markets 2022 Christmas Market season is here at last as the scent of cinnamon slowly creeps through cozy cobble stone alleys and fairy lights… Read more

KMC Area Christmas Markets 2022

Christmas markets in Germany are a feast for the senses and we are cautiously optimistic that there will be no restrictions or short-term cancellations getting between us and a steaming… Read more

Traveling Without Traveling

Are you looking for new experiences that don’t break the bank but keep you and the kids entertained this winter? Here is a comprehensive guide to museums, city tours, travel… Read more

KMC NETWORK UPGRADE / OUTAGE | THU NOV 10, 2022

On Thursday, November 10, between 5:00 am and 6:30 am, TKS will implement a major network upgrade that will result in a temporary interruption of all TKS network services at military installations… Read more

Winter Forest Hiking – Time for Adventures

by Ronnie Juhans Photo by Jag_cz/shutterstock.com For my fellow hikers who enjoyed the great outdoors trekking during the warmer months of the year, there is no need to put away… Read more

What’s Up With Hahn Airport?

by Kat Nickola You know you’ve seen them. The Hahn Airport signs. They are everywhere; on the way north to Koln, on the way west to Trier, in dinky hamlets, on… Read more

Halloween Crafts

Halloween Food Crafts

There are so many things to love about Halloween—the costumes, the decorations, and most of all, the food! These Halloween food crafts are perfect for getting you into the Halloween… Read more

Halloween photography

The History of Halloween

Discover more about the origins of Halloween’s, its introduction to America and where to celebrate it in Germany…

Klagenfurt, Austria

Discover beautiful Klagenfurt in Austria

Klagenfurt, Austria – experience gorgeous lakes, spectacular views of forest covered hills and soaring mountains which tower over the cityscape.

Gateway to Italian Delights in Mainz

Celpro Italian Supermarket in Mainz-Kastel is the gateway to Italian delights! There you will find impressive sections of pastas, olives & peppers, cheeses, wines and so much more.

Vienna For Foodies

Vienna, Austria’s largest city and capital, is not only rich in culture, art and history, but also in food. The gorgeous city is home to people from a variety of… Read more

Visit Dresden

5 Cities to Visit in Germany

Here are five amazing places to visit in such a country so rich in diverse attraction and culture.

Stone Age Dwellings at Pfahlbau Museum

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

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread From Fresh Pumpkin

Discover how to make pumpkin puree from fresh pumpkins and use it in baking, such as this delicious recipe for pumpkin bread.

Weimar – cultural capital of the 18th century

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

Bamberg

Neuschwanstein Castle and The King of Kitsch

Corona update: the castles are open, masks are mandatory. Admission only with a guided tour- available in English or German so make sure to plan ahead. I have lived in… Read more

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The one and only Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the biggest and most famous event in Germany and the world’s largest fair, with over six million people attending every year.

A Mountain of Monkeys!

Check out monkeys perched in trees or “monkey-ing” around and other antics by the primates. Head to France’s La Montagne des Singes (Mountains of Monkeys).

Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle opposite Neuschwanstein

Conveniently found in the foot of the Alps, Hohenschwangau Castle is undoubtedly one of the best strategically placed castles of all time.

Barefoot Path in Bad Schwalbach

Bad Schwalbach’s Barefoot Path provides reflexology health for mind, body and soul! Enjoy an invigorating 750 m trail through gardens with various soil textures, natural reflexology massaging, a mud basin, water pool and stream path.

A Brief Guide to German Beers

There are 5000 different types of German beer which are made by more than 1300 breweries. So it might take you some time to sample them all!

Thanksgiving in Germany

Germany’s answer to thanksgiving: Erntedankfest

Germany has its own Thanksgiving celebration called “Erntedankfest”. In many Germany communities festivities include parades with floats and marching bands.

Camping Out at a Welsh Archaeology Dig

by Kat Nickola One warm summer day I found myself in Wales sitting in the dirt by a stone ruin, listening to the sounds of sheep baying and trowels scraping the… Read more

Labor Day Weekend

TKS celebrated the 4th of July at the White House

cover photo by Natalia Kirichenko / shutterstock.com

Ride the Hurtigruten for the Best Coastal Scenery in Norway

by Kat Nickola “Wait, how many steps is it to the top?” my daughter asks. “The boat captain said it’s 418,” I reply. “What’s up there?” “I’m not sure. Let’s go… Read more

Follow the German Timber-frame Road — Part 2

Click here for part 1 Celle: Returning to the Timber-Frame Road, to the west of Quedlinburg and south of Stade, is the village of Celle. Celle has the largest collection of… Read more

Follow the German timber-frame road (part 1)

For many a road-tripper, traveling through Germany evokes images of storybook villages surrounded by lush forests, castles perched high on mountaintops, or mysterious Roman or Celtic artifacts in unsuspecting locations…. Read more

Hiking & backpacking in Switzerland

Story by Ronnie Juhans Backpacking during spring and summer breaks is a great way to experience Europe on a budget for many students around the world. Staying at hostels or… Read more

Discover Frankfurt on Foot

Frankfurt is modern city that is also steeped in rich history and has many cultural highlights. Experience this beautiful city on foot to see the best bits.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Ancient City on the Rise

Always check the country’s travel restrictions before booking and going on vacation. It is rare — and kind of awesome — to be in the presence of something truly ancient… Read more

Thassos: Not your typical Greek island

Story and photos by Nate Cairney Always check the country’s travel restrictions before booking and going on vacation. Thassos, a Greek island in the north Aegean Sea, is like something… Read more

Lambic: Belgium’s Magical Beer

by Nate Cairney It took me a while to try a lambic beer. This wasn’t because I doubted it would be good — lambic lovers I knew swore by the… Read more

Camp in a Castle

by Kat Nickola “I see it!” my son yells. He adjusts his backpack. It is full, with his sleeping bag, mat, and clothes for the night. “Where?” I ask, hustling along… Read more

Go Back in Time at the Keltenpark in Otzenhausen

by Kat Nickola I’m standing outside a Celtic longhouse watching the Celtic way to make and hold fire. Herr Klaus Zahneisen is a docent at the Keltenpark Otzenhausen. He shows us the special… Read more

Dance into May with the Witches- Legend + List of Events

In Germany, the very last hours of April are ones of great celebration, music and most of all, dancing. Bring in May by partying with the witches!

Taking the Overnight Train to Sweden

by Kat Nickola My family earned some solid Tågskryt over spring break by traveling overland, via train, all the way to Stockholm. Tågskryt is the Swedish word for “train cred” or… Read more

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Traditionally delicious French Desserts

A starter, a main dish and a dessert… this is what a traditional French meal looks like. But which are the most traditional French desserts?

A Provincial Masterpiece

Van Gogh knew it. Monet knew it. Picasso knew it. I know it. Soon, you’ll know it, too: it doesn’t get much more picturesque than Provence in South East France. The… Read more