Archive for category: Germany

  • Half A Timber Is Better Than None

    Half A Timber Is Better Than None

    Germany has more scenic routes than you can shake a stick at. You can choose to follow the Fairy Tale Route, the Asparagus Route, the Porcelain Route, the Silver Mines Route, the Romantic Road, the […]

  • Germany’s Newest UNESCO Site

    Germany’s Newest UNESCO Site

    On the way home from Sean’s birthday weekend trip, we made a little detour to visit Germany’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site.   The full name of it is Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey, located […]

  • The Pied Piper

    The Pied Piper

    On the way back to our hotel after visiting the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, we stopped in the town of Celle to find a nice place to have dinner for Sean’s birthday. Celle is another town […]

  • Bergen-Belsen Memorial

    Bergen-Belsen Memorial

    For Sean’s birthday weekend, one of the things he wanted to do was to go see the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.   Of course I was interested in seeing it as well; it’s just not something I […]

  • It’s Mines, All Mines!

    It’s Mines, All Mines!

    In the last blog post, you saw that we visited a few towns in the Harz Mountains region of Germany and that I wrote quite a bit about our stop in Quedlinburg, whose old town […]

  • The Heart of the Harz

    The Heart of the Harz

    If a person can get sick of visiting cute little German towns that are full of half-timbered houses, it hasn’t happened to me yet. We spent a weekend visiting some towns in the Harz Mountains […]

  • Visiting Kassel And A Castle

    Visiting Kassel And A Castle

    Kassel, Germany had been on my list of places to visit because there is a UNESCO site there called Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. Once I started researching the area, though, I realized there was a lot more […]

  • Days of Wine and Roses

    Days of Wine and Roses

    While my parents were here visiting over the summer we took them to the town of Eltville am Rhein, or Eltville for short.   “Am Rhein” means “on the Rhine” and it was a beautiful […]


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