Travel

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.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Heidelberg

September 22, 2020 Heidelberg is obvious and surprising all at the same time – which is one of the best combinations that travelers can hope for. Once you hit the… Read more

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.

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).

Easy Dog Tricks

In case you didn’t fall into a YouTube hole of dog trick videos during lockdown like I did, you might be looking for a few fun and easy party tricks… Read more

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.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Gartenschau Kaiserslautern

There is much to be said for activating your imagination somewhere beyond your office, home, or home office. Sometimes all it takes is one little – or very large –… 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

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Frankfurt am Main

September 7, 2020 Frankfurt can be tough to pin down. At first glance, It isn’t as easily graspable as some of Germany’s other large cities. It’s not Berlin, which is… Read more

Explore Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps

Berchtesgaden is located in the German Alps near the border of Austria. Home to the Berchtesgaden National Park, the third largest mountain in Germany and a glacial lake, you can find a ton of outdoor activities to keep the whole family busy all week or weekend long.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Elmstein

August 31, 2020 In its way, Elmstein is as quintessentially German as Neuschwanstein Castle or the Brandenburg Gate. But you won’t find it on any Top 10 lists. Which is… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: (Bad) Dürkheim

August 18, 2020 If you’re searching for something good, you’ll find it by traveling to Bad Dürkheim. “Bad,” however, might not mean what you think it means. For English speakers,… Read more

Road trip along the Rhine River

For centuries, artists, poets and writers have been drawn to the small villages along the banks of the Rhine River as a source of tranquility and inspiration.

Returning to Germany? Know Your High-Risk Zones

August 11, 2020 Even though most of Europe is on summer vacation, COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere. To help reduce pandemic-related risks, Germany’s Federal government continues to release guidance for travelers… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Cochem

August 10, 2020 During an era in which many of us are longing to get away, Cochem may be just the thing to ease your tourist blues. Why? Because it’s… Read more

Take a Day Trip to the Historic Town of Ottweiler

Take a day trip to the medieval town Ottweiler. Take a stroll down the winding streets, marvel the half-timbered buildings, visit museums, enjoy a nice meal and more.

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

July 31, 2020 When you’re standing above the valley, the scene seems almost too beautiful to be real. Vine-filled hillsides plunge toward the Mosel River. Small roads snake through vineyards,… Read more

Can’t Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Aachen

July 30, 2020 Aachen is a beautiful university town packed with history, culture and outdoor activities for the whole family. Nestled next to Belgium and the Netherlands, the city (pronounced… Read more

Local Secrets - Kaiserslautern

Local Secrets – Within 60 Mins of KMC

We asked The Used Car Guys to share their ‘Local Secrets’ of things to do within an hour’s drive of Kaiserslautern. Here’s their list…

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.

A Day Trip to Sigmaringen

Sigmaringen has cultural, historic landmarks, and most definitely warrants your visit! It has picturesque scenery, a castles, great food and so much more.

Sweet Taste of Independence

Food is the most essential part of absolutely any party but when it comes to the Fourth of July, there are only three colors that your guests want to see… 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

Further Opening: Germany Lifting Travel Restrictions

June 9, 2020 Beginning June 15, Germany will officially lift travel restrictions with a number of European countries. After nearly three months of strict border controls, the country will open… Read more

6 Tips for Tidying Up – More Tidiness, Little Effort

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz Who doesn’t dream of some magical little fairy cleaning and tidying up the flat overnight or while you’re at work? I know I sure… Read more

Outdoor Swimming Pools & Lakes Near KMC

Check out our list of all the outdoor pools and swimming lakes in the KMC area.

I’m Off For A While – When Mom Needs A Break

Story and photo by Corinna Pongracz Mom, mom, mom! Moooooom! It’s been going like this the entire morning. Why do the kids always call for me? Daaaaad, doesn’t that sound… 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

Welcome to Ansbach!

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

Wafer Muffins – A Twist to Your Regular Muffins

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz Muffins are simply great. They’re made quickly, there’s tons of versions and kids just love them! The best thing is that muffins are so… Read more

Kid-Friendly Bavaria

Click here for kid-friendly activities that you can do at home. While Bavaria is famous for its outdoor vacation spots, we don’t want to forget about your little ones and… Read more

Kid-Friendly Ansbach

Click here for kid-friendly activities that you can do at home. While Bavaria is famous for its outdoor vacation spots, we don’t want to forget about your little ones and… Read more

Nuremberg, the Bavarian Jewel

Places to See in Bavaria

When Americans think about Germany, they usually think of Bavaria first – Not much of a surprise since it’s the origin of export hits like the Oktoberfest, traditional lederhosen, dirndl… Read more

Traditional German Costume - Tracht

Welcome to Bavaria: Tips and Trips

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

Green light: no restriction on fresh air

May 16, 2020 Despite so much uncertainty, one thing remains clear: no matter where you find yourself in Germany, it is perfectly fine to go outside. As borders begin to… Read more

German Borders to Open in Phased Approach

May 14, 2020 Germany’s borders are beginning to open…slowly. After having closed its borders to all non-essential traffic in mid-March, Germany announced recently that unrestricted travel to and from Luxembourg… Read more

Back in Business: What You Need to Know as German Shops and Restaurants Reopen

May 9, 2020 If you’ve missed shopping and eating out in Germany during the past two months, this week brought good news. Following a May 6 press conference by Chancellor… Read more

DIY Paper Flowers

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz As spring slowly transitions into summer and we get more sunshine, you don’t want to miss out on a colorful bouquet of flowers! This… Read more

Your Guide to German 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!