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Germany’s National Parks: Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea is one of Germany’s hidden gems, which makes Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park a gem within a gem. Located on the North Sea coast of the… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park

Are you a fan of white sand and windswept beaches? Looking for someplace wild and civilized all at the same time, a place that makes you feel like you’re standing… 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.

Hamburg: The City With Something for Everyone

Looking for a weekend away? Head up north and lose your heart to Hamburg! This wonderful harbor city makes for a great visit any time of the year and has… Read more

Highlights of Hamburg: Water and History

The City of Hamburg is a great visit any time of the year whether you want a romantic getaway, a family break or a lively party weekend.

Germany’s National Parks: Harz National Park

Almost as long as Germany has been inhabited, the area now known as Harz National Park has loomed large as a place of imagined – and very real – wilderness…. 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.

Germany’s National Parks: Kellerwald Edersee National Park

Sometimes, the best trips reveal a wonderland in a place that at first seems like the middle of nowhere. Kellerwald Edersee National Park, which is located in the lovely forested… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Müritz National Park

Whether you’re from the coast or from somewhere inland, there’s something magical about water. Müritz National Park, which is located in the northeast German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, is definitely magical…. Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Saxon Switzerland National Park

It might surprise you to learn that Saxon Switzerland National Park is nowhere near Switzerland. In fact, the park is nestled just against Czechia. Don’t let that deter you from… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Black Forest National Park

The Black Forest is world-famous, for good reason. The thickly wooded, mountainous terrain has a powerful mystique that goes far beyond its cuckoo-clock reputation. It is also home to one… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Jasmund National Park

Jasmund National Park feels like Germany’s last frontier. Located on the island of Rügen (Germany’s largest), Jasmund (Germany’s smallest national park) is beautiful, tranquil, and historic. The park’s chalky white… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Eifel National Park

Germany’s Eifel region is often overlooked. Just a short trip from Kaiserslautern, this land of lakes, ancient volcanoes, forests and rolling hills is ideal for bikers, hikers, road trippers and… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Lower Oder Valley National Park

Lower Oder Valley National Park is a special place. Germany’s only wetland national park is filled with water, reclaimed land, incredible views, and unique wildlife. Nestled against the border of… Read more

Karlsruhe: Germany’s overlooked gem

For many of us, Karlsruhe is a mostly just a familiar name on a blue Autobahn sign. From Kaiserslautern, we zoom past it heading south to the Alps. From Stuttgart,… Read more

Bremen: A city explorer’s paradise

Alive with music, food, drink, culture, parks, and water, Bremen is a brilliant place to visit. It has the vital energy of a Northern German city, but is much easier… Read more

Stress Busting Foods

20 Tips to Fight Stress Through Nutrition

Lack of a proper diet is one of the most important causes for many diseases and disorders in body.

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

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.

Winter Ski and Snowboard Destinations

If you are lucky enough to find yourself living in Europe, you should make sure you experience one of its crown jewels, the Alps. Here is a collection of can’t… Read more

Learning a Musical Instrument

Research has shown that children who learn to play a musical instrument tend to get better grades in school.

Garmisch Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen – An Alpine Adventure

Located in the heart of the Bavarian State, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the must-see destinations whilst based in Germany.

Become an Adventurer at Gondwana Prähistorium

“That wasn’t a museum. That was an adventure,” were my friend’s first words when we left. And it really was an adventure. Gondwana – Das Prähistorium, which is located in… Read more

Homemade Bread – Yummy and Simple

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz My small daughter, my husband and I love it when our home smells like freshly baked bread! That’s why I often make our bread… Read more

Bad Ems

Germany’s most scenic spots

Germany has its share of romantic spots. Couples can picnic next beautiful lakes or stay in a hotel nestled in the countryside with striking mountain views.

Easter traditions in Germany

Story by Nicole Karsch-Meibom, featured image by Anna Nahabed Easter is a happy time. After a long winter, finally nature is in full bloom. Children are waiting for the Easter bunny…. Read more

Fun Activities That Improve Child Development

Did you know that simple, active play helps your child’s development? It’s true. In addition to basic fitness, active play improves concentration, coordination, learning, social skills and much more. Though… Read more

Can’t Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Bernkastel-Kues

When you’re standing above Bernkastel-Kues, the scene seems almost too beautiful to be real. Vine-filled hillsides plunge toward the Mosel River. Small roads snake through vineyards, parceling the beauty into… Read more

DIY Dreamcatcher

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz The other day, my little honey came home from a friend’s place and was super excited about a dreamcatcher that she saw in her… Read more

Six Favorite Castles in Germany

Millions of tourists flock to see what is called Germany’s jewel in the tourist crown each year, and it’s easy to see why.

Beautiful treetop walks

Cover photo by Erlebnis Akademie AG Many people from other countries, particularly the United States, see Germany as a place that truly ‘gets it’ with regard to wellness, concern for… Read more

St. Martins Day in Germany

November 11th is a special day around the world – mainly for commemorating those who were lost in battle whilst bravely defending our freedoms. When Americans and Britons are observing… Read more

Hanging Out in 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.

Long Time no Sea?

When planning a trip to the beach, you’re probably looking at Italy, France and Spain for your Vitamin D fix but forgetting all about the beauty that’s waiting on Germany’s… Read more

Try a „Kerwe“ – Real Fun for the Whole Family

Try a “Kerwe” – Fun for the Whole Family

The Kerwe is truly a family event and a lot of fun for all ages. Big cities tend to have a larger venue with more variety, but the small Kerwe are also interesting and fun.

The Brandenburg Gate

Top 20 Things to See in Berlin

Use our guide to the Top 20 sites to see in Berlin and you will manage to capture the essence of this cosmopolitan city.

Winter Garmisch and Edelweiss Getaway Video Blog

We headed to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany again for a winter adventure. Check out our account of an awesome few days in the snowy alps. #edelweisslodge Here are some handy links based… Read more

8 Tips for German Christmas Markets

Christmas is knocking on your door! So grab your holiday shopping list and head to a German Christmas Market! Because there are so many wonderful markets to see in Germany, here are eight tips to help you out!

Take a Walk on the Wald Side

One of the healthiest activities and habits in Germany is hiking! Germany is dedicated to creating, supporting and maintaining spectacular trails. Grab your boots and be awed!

A Guide to Cologne (Köln)

Cologne (Köln) is a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly city on the Rhine River in Germany with a skyline boasting the famous Cologne Cathedral as its distinguishing feature.