Stuttgart Area

Schwetzingen- Gardens, Music Festivals & More

The unassuming town of Schwetzingen is full of surprises with surrounding by beauty. Be astounded with a castle, spectacular gardens, world-renowned music fests, enchanting neighboring cities and more.

Beauty, Baths & Baden-Baden

Be allured by the gorgeous town of Baden-Baden with its day spas, Roman Bath Ruins and Himalayan Sea Salt Grottos. Also take a stroll through this rejuvenating haven that welcomes in the Black Forest National Park.

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

The Ultimate Day Trip from Stuttgart

If you live in the Stuttgart area, you can visit three countries-in-a-day.This ultimate day trip may sounds exhausting, but it definitely will be worth it and unforgettable!

Medieval Charm at Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg makes a perfect place for a day trip with all its beauty, history and more. If you haven’t been before or would like to know the highlights, here is a personal walk through this endearing town.

DIY Bookmarks for Page Corners

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz Are your little monkeys bookworms as well and can’t get enough of reading? Or maybe they’re still too young to read themselves but still… Read more

Craft Projects That You and Your Kids Will Love

Do rainy days spell indoor doldrums for you and your kids? Here are two projects that help kids hone their artistic skills while having a ball.

Things to Do When You Can’t Go Anywhere

Story by Aaron T. Grogg Edited: April 14, 2020 Feeling trapped in the house?  Need something to distract and entertain you? Well we have a couple lists for you, from… Read more

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

Mindful Meditation

How Mindful Meditation Will Help You Stay Healthy in the Cold

The winter is upon us! Worried that the cold might get you and your family sick more often?

Stay in Shape like 007

Get in Shape Like 007

The world’s most famous spy became a fitness idol after Daniel Craig’s performance in Casino Royale. Learn how to achieve the same combo of brawn and brain.

Glühwein — The drink of the season

In a few plain words, glühwein is a mulled wine — a wine combined with spices and typically served warm. Those who have tried it know how to enjoy it:… Read more

Christmas Stollen

Story by Nicole Karsch-Meibom Photo by Bochkarev Photography / Shutterstock.com If you haven’t tasted it yet, go ahead! Stollen — or German Christmas bread — is a holiday season must-have…. Read more

ALL the Christmas Markets

Featured image by FamVeld / Shutterstock.com Christmas Markets 2019 Christmas Market season is here at last as the scent of cinnamon slowly creeps through cozy cobble stone alleys and fairy lights… Read more

Neuschwanstein Castle

15 Family Vacation Spots in Germany

Germany’s natural beauty, its spectacular landscapes, historical sites, and robust cuisine make the country a prime choice for family vacations.

Würzburg For Foodies

Würzburg, a Franconian gem, was founded in the 10th century and is known today as a charming, lively university town overflowing with wineries and churches. Although the majority of Würzburg… Read more

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.

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

Neuschwanstein Castle

The Four Most Famous Road Trip Routes in Germany

Germany is arguably one of the best countries for a road trip. Discover the four most famous routes in the country. Most start or end on your doorstep.

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

Very Cool Caves and Little Lichtenstein

Near Reutlingen and Stuttgart in the lovely region of Sonnenbühl you can find some very cool caves and a cliff-hanger castle. The rolling hills and green valleys are a few… Read more

Explore the the Roman Limes Trail

Travel along the Roman Limes Trail in Murrhardt and Aalen. Experience mind-blowing history, Roman ruins, top-notched museums, great places to dine and more.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Ancient City on the Rise

Story and featured image by Nate Cairney It is rare — and kind of awesome — to be in the presence of something truly ancient like the Egyptian pyramids or… Read more

Trier to Koblenz: Eco biking adventure

Story by Ronnie Juhans Eco adventures are the combination of adventurous activities with environmentally responsible awareness. Destinations and activities vary widely and can be anything from floating on a raging… Read more

Santorini in the Summer Time

Story and photos by Tamara Anderson Exhausted from two weeks of nothing but briefings and paperwork during inprocessing, my 9-year-old son and I decided that we were in need of… Read more

What to See in Triberg

While living in Germany, a visit Triberg should not go amiss. Known for its cuckoo clocks, the city also has waterfalls, beautiful churches and museums.

Lovely Little Towns on the Outskirts of Stuttgart

Lovely small towns on the outskirts of Stuttgart have a lot American families including various festivals, great shopping low prices, hiking and biking, and much more.

Stay Healthy Without Sacrificing Food

Forming Healthier Habits in 2019

3 Easy Tricks to 3 New Habits in 21 Days for a Healthier, Happier You in 2015.

The Greatest Britain Road Trip Part 2: Bath, Roman Spa City

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover and Stonehenge here. Less than an hour’s drive from Stonehenge lies… Read more

Defying Gravity

by Ronnie Juhans Photo by Sky Antonio/shutterstock.com Skydiving is one of those experiences in life that many ponder and have on their bucket list of amazing adventures. My only warning… Read more

GummiBären Land – For the Love of Candy!

A visit to GummiBären Land and the Bon-Bon Museum in Vaihingen is a very sweet treat for the whole family to enjoy.

Tübingen

Visit Tübingen, a Medieval Gem

The well preserved and picturesque medieval town of Tübingen definitely merits a visit!

Hohenzollern Castle – Jewel of the Schwäbische Alb

Hohenzollern Castle is one of Germany’s most majestic castles, which this jewel of a place should be on your list of places to see.

Living History in the Black Forest

The living history farmstead Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtbauernhof warrants a visit! The over 400 year old open-museum is interactive and fun for all.

Boating the Burgundy Canals

Boating the Burgundy Canals

Experience an incredible boating holiday on the “canal de Bourgogne,” or Burgundy Canal, in central eastern France.

Hike Sibyllenweg to Burg Teck!

Hike Sibyllenweg up to the Burg Teck Castle. Enjoy the beautiful spring flowers and view along the way. Once arriving, enjoy the ambiance and meal.

Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde

Fun Family Activities in and around Stuttgart

Stuttgart offers various fun places and activities for the family to enjoy together. From museums to indoor and outdoor parks and so much more…

Puzzling Adventures in 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.

Culinary Panorama Hike

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

Fair fun at the Spring Festival Stuttgart

From April 19 to May 11, 2014 the 76th annual Stuttgarter Frühlings-Fest (Spring Festival) will take place on the Cannstatter Wasen.