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Beethoven’s beautiful birthplace, Bonn

Beethoven’s beautiful birthplace, Bonn

Bonn is one of Germany’s oldest cities and the former capital of West Germany. There is a lot to do and plenty to see in this northwestern city, famously touted as the birthplace of Beethoven. Beethoven walking tour Bonn offers a unique opportunity to see Beethoven’s origins- and they’ve preserved […]

March 1, 2024 ×

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The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 7: Scotland’s Castle Trail

The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 7: Scotland’s Castle Trail

We are nearing the end of my trip and heading for a less famous part of Scotland: the east. I had initially planned on seeing the wild north but my decision to explore the east coast instead was made in the hope of better weather. I had spent weeks in […]

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Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park

Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park

Located less than an hour from Kaiserslautern, Hunsrück-Hochwald Natio-nal Park is Germany’s newest national park. It is also one of its best. Established in 2015 with territory in both Saarland and Rheinland-Pfalz, the park offers sprawling vistas, fantastic hikes, large populations of wild animals, old growth beech forests and much […]

February 23, 2024 ×

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The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 6: Scotland’s west coast

The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 6: Scotland’s west coast

We have, at last, arrived in Scotland. When I had initially planned my trip, I thought I was merely going to pass through England on my drive north but since we just spent 5 parts of this series in the south, you guessed correctly that it took me a while […]

February 23, 2024 ×

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The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 5: Hadrian’s Wall

The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 5: Hadrian’s Wall

We continue north to Hadrian’s Wall. The former Roman frontier, and perhaps the most famous of them all, ‘protected’ the Roman empire for 300 years starting in AD 122 when the emperor Hadrian (no need to explain the wall’s name now, is there?) was reigning over it. The very popular […]

February 16, 2024 ×

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Seven tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day in Germany

Seven tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day in Germany

Although Valentine’s Day has long been celebrated in one form or another, the essentials have evolved to be about the same in Germany as in the U.S. – namely, it’s a day to show how much you love your loved ones! Fortunately, you’re living in a country that can help […]

February 9, 2024 ×

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The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 4: Lake District, England

The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 4: Lake District, England

As we slowly make our way north, we arrive back in England. In Lake District, to be exact. Otherwise known as Lakelands or just The Lakes and located in the county of Cumbria in the north-west of England, it’s less than a 3-hour drive from Llandudno in Wales. With a […]

February 9, 2024 ×

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Hafenwelten in Bremerhaven

Hafenwelten in Bremerhaven

Anyone that has moved to Germany will sooner or later hit upon the term “Bremerhaven,” either in conjunction with a vehicle being shipped there or household goods arriving at the port. Some may have personally traveled to the city at the mouth of the Weser River to pick up or […]

February 2, 2024 ×

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The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 3: Wales

The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 3: Wales

Wales is one of those countries that people tend to forget exists, which is a real shame. I admit, before my first trip there a few years back, I had no clue where it was, what it was and that it boasted such stunning national parks. But now that I […]

February 2, 2024 ×

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Germany’s National Parks: Saxon Switzerland National Park

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 Czech Republic. Don’t let that deter you from planning a visit, though. The park is captivating, mountainous and scenic (which how it got its name…it offers jaw-dropping […]

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