Rest of Germany

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.

Childhood Dreams Coming True in Augsburg

There’s a children’s show called “Die Augsburger Puppenkiste” (Augsburg’s puppet box) featuring entire worlds that could fit inside a single wooden box. So when I was offered to tag along… 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.

Bamberg

Neuschwanstein Castle and The King of Kitsch

I have lived in Germany all my life but it wasn’t until I started writing about it that I realized how little I’ve actually seen of it. Neuschwanstein Castle is… Read more

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.

Pfahlbau Museum– Stone Age Dwellings

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

Weimar – cultural capital of the 18th century

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

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.

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The one and only OG 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.

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.

Bernkastel Wine Festival

The Wine Fest in Bernkastel has a carnival for kids, lots of food, wine and beer for the adults and fireworks. Mark your calendar for next September.

Visit the heart of Alsace, France

Venture off track for adventures and misadventures in Obernai, Rosheim and Soufflenheim. These beautiful towns in the heart of Alsace have so much to offer.

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.

Dresden, A City with a Will to Live

Destroyed by a couple of wars, Dresden has always risen and reinvented itself to some admirable glory. This beautiful historic city beckons you for a visit!

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.

Amazing treetop walks

Many people from other countries, particularly the United States, see Germany as a place that truly ‘gets it’ with regard to wellness, concern for environment, and plugging-in with nature. Since… Read more

Off the beaten path – Day trips to some of Germany’s hidden gems — Part 2

Read part 1 here You’ve likely been to the Champs-élysées in Paris or seen the cathedrals at Strasbourg and Cologne. You’ve surely been able to stand up close, beside Big… Read more

Making the Most of Munich

Making the Most of Munich

No stay in Germany is complete without at least a weekend exploring this world-renowned city on the edge of the Alps.

Off the beaten path — Day trips to some of Germany’s hidden gems (part 1)

You’ve likely been to the Champs-élysées in Paris or seen the cathedrals at Strasbourg and Cologne. You’ve surely been able to stand up close, beside Big Ben in London and… Read more

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

Dachau Concentration Camp

On April 25, 82 service members stationed in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart visited a former concentration camp in Dachau, Bavaria.

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

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.

Discover the Black Forest in a Porsche 911

Cover photo by ER_09 / Shutterstock.com Stretching from the spa town of Baden-Baden in the north, all the way down to the Swiss border in the south, the landscapes of the… Read more

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.

5 Cities You Don’t Want to Miss While in Europe

These cities give you a true cross-section of what Europe has to offer and are the perfect introduction to each of the countries in which they reside.

Strasbourg

Family-Friendly City Break in Strasbourg

Strasbourg is the perfect city to spend a fun weekend with your family. Families sightseeing can be very different. While adults want to experience the culture and try new food… Read more

Michelstadt Easter Market

Michelstadt Easter Market was the perfect way to ring in spring! It was not only fun and uplifting, but it could also thaw any inner winter chill that may have been lingering.

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.

Sailing in Germany and Abroad

Coming from the Mediterranean sea with 250+ days of sunshine a year and a coastline of 8,000 miles, I assumed my sailing days were over when I moved to Germany…. Read more

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See Homburg in Saarland

Homburg lies on the banks of the River Erbach, and it is an ancient market town, having received its first charter in 1330.

Visit the Ancient University Town of Marburg

Marburg is a University town north of Frankfurt, in the Lahn valley. It retains its cobbled streets and the Hessische architecture of the 17-18th century.

Konstanz- A Calm Lake City

Konstanz (Constance) is a lively, yet relaxing famous university town offering a wide range of leisure activities for visitors of all ages.

7 Ideas to Experience Germany Like A German

To have an incredible experience while stationed in Germany, here are seven New Year’s Resolutions you should definitely keep!

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

Fall in Love with Lübeck

Lübeck – Queen of the Harbors

If you fancy discovering a little more about famous cities in Germany, then then visiting traditional Lübeck is the trip for you.

Erbeskopf – the Perfect spot for a Day of Skiing

Erbeskopf is the largest mountain in Southwest Germany and is the perfect place to test your metal if you are a beginner or intermediate enthusiast.

Schloss Heidelberg – one of our favorite castles in Germany!

Stroll the Heidelberg Castle’s courtyard and garden, Heidelberg Tun (Big Wine Barrel) and the German Pharmacy Museum (Deutsches Apothekenmuseum).

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10 Spectacular Sights in Winterly Bavaria

It is perhaps during the winter that the enchanting state of Bavaria really glistens.

Basel, Switzerland

Basel – Switzerland’s Artistic Center

Check out Switzerland’s international hub, Basel. This city is a great way to start or end your Swiss adventure.