Zweibrücken makes for an excellent day trip. Located a few kilometers from the French border, the city is rich with natural beauty, history and a very interesting mélange of sightseeing… Read more
If you talk to those who have traveled the world and checked off bucket list items like champions, you’ll often hear a common theme: they’ve never explored the places they… Read more
Whether you love winter or simply endure it until spring arrives, one thing is true: getting outside and active is important for your health during the long, dark months. Fortunately,… Read more
Worms makes an excellent destination for a day trip. It is packed with outstanding architecture, pedestrian zones and green space. It is steeped in history, too. As one of Germany’s… Read more
Volksmarching is an ideal activity for the COVID era. Founded as a non-competitive sport in Germany in the 1960’s, volksmarching (or “wandering,” as it is also called) is essentially a… Read more
As far as day trips go, Ulm packs a serious punch. It’s a large city, with plenty to do. Located on the banks of the Danube River, it offers history,… Read more
Trier is a beautiful, history-rich city with origins that are shrouded in mystery. One legend holds that it was founded by an exiled Assyrian prince 1,300 years before the birth… Read more
Schönau almost seems like Shangri-la. Every twisting road that leads to the little village deep in the Pfalz forest leads you further and further into what feels like a forgotten… Read more
These are strange days, especially for Americans living in Europe. After all, one of the benefits of being here is that travel is so easy. So many world-famous cultures, countries,… Read more
Pforzheim embodies so much that is good about Germany. With more than 100,000 people, it’s large enough to offer something for every traveler, and small enough that navigating it doesn’t… Read more
Oppenheim is a place of wine and water, a small town on the banks of the Rhine where the circle of life is very much present. It is a place… Read more
A trip to Niederhausen is good for your body and your soul. This small wine village on the banks of the Nahe River is off the beaten path, and yet… Read more
Time to don a Dirndl or Lederhosen and party like a German. Follow our guide to traditional dress and you won’t go too far wrong…
During an era in which access to great outdoor settings has become a critical travel criterion, Landau is almost the perfect destination. The large town in the heart of the… Read more
Winter is Coming. Now you live in the country of efficiency, you might as well go native and start planning your winter preparations now.
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!
You’ve been meaning to add new words to your German vocabulary, want to get to know key parts of Bavarian culture or you’re simply looking to learn some fun facts… Read more
Welcome to the rococo city Ansbach, an urban municipality in the Franconian region of Germany’s largest state, Bavaria, only 24 miles from picturesque Nürnberg (Nuremberg). A rich and well-documented history… Read more
Welcome to Bavaria! Germany’s biggest state boasts beautiful sceneries, quaint towns, delicious food and fantastic outdoor activities year-round. Below, you will find a list of attractions from museums and golf courses to hikes, castles and castle… Read more
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!
Keep in touch with Grandparents when you are far away.
featured image by Alex Yuzhakov ‘I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.’ -Mark… Read more
Cover photo by Still for Style / Shutterstock.com Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, or some other popular winter celebration, ‘tis the season for celebrating. If you think Americans are… Read more
Did you know that Americans can study at a German university in English and for free? Find out how…
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.
Pet-friendly Europeans invite dogs into many places that might surprise Americans stationed here. Learn more about taking Fido on the road during your next trip.
With the weather finally starting to warm up, Germany’s many public pools and lakes are open for business. Here are a few of the rules and etiquette that can help you make the most of your time cooling off.
Cecelia Curtis shows us how to blend in while we travel to get a true European experience, stay safe and prevent cultural misunderstandings.
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.
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
Ever since the first stretch of the German Autobahn was completed in the 1920s, it has been regarded as the perfect road for every car.
Have you seen a “Blumen Selbst Schneiden” sign along the roads? This means you can stop and cut your own fresh flowers. The prices are quite economical too!
There are many things that are put on a list when planning a trip, especially with children. Don’t forget your a first aid kit.
One of the most difficult aspects of moving to a new area, especially an entirely new country and continent, is figuring out the “usual” or “favorite” spots. The places that… Read more
Get an understanding of Fasching, one of Germany’s oldest and largest celebration. Kicking off very soon, get involved and have fun at this utterly bonkers event!
Being a thrifty traveler, I always price out different planes, trains and automobiles. Most of the time you just can’t beat the price of a Ryanair flight. If you are willing to… Read more
Here are a few tips to help you decipher German wine labels. Living in central Germany puts you right in the middle of some of the best vineyards in the world. It would be a shame not to learn something about German wine during your stay.
Here is Part 1 of our trip to Garmisch and #edelweissresort. What an amazing experience! Thanks to Kyle from Alpine Adventures for showing us around and setting up the perfect side… Read more
Encourage your child to have linguistic skills and help them get in touch with their heritage.
Since PCS season is in full swing, I thought it might be helpful for those of you just arriving in Germany to begin exploring with some simple day trips.