One Day in Storybook Strasbourg

Strasbourg will surprise you with its beauty of its medieval buildings and grand churches straddling the Rhine River in France near the German border. It is a wonderful mix of these two cultural influences. Former President Barack Obama said it best in describing this unique city: Strasbourg has been known throughout history as a city at the crossroads. Over thousands of years, you straddled many…

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A Guide to Romantic Rothenburg

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the most attractive town on Germany’s Romantic Road. It looks much the same as it did in the Middle Ages and best to see outside of summer before its medieval walls fill with the crowds. Millions come to see the town every year. We should be visiting Rothenburg in the spring to avoid them. It is an easy place to…

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Göttingen: Escape to Fairytales

Göttingen is the place of fables, the Brothers Grimm worked as professors at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, and you can even find Sleeping Beauty’s castle nearby. We’ll be in Göttingen while my husband is at a conference and we’ll explore this land of castles and long ago tales. Gänseliesel Fountain This fountain can be found in front of the city’s medieval town hall in the Marktplatz….

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Hamburg Germany Top Ten Sights: A Fabulous Mystery Tour

Red Light Districts, canals and tunneling under a river, and if you’re a Fab Four fan– where the Beatles began, are a few sights to see in Hamburg, Germany. Fischmarkt (Fish Market) Altona Fischmarkt harkens back to a time when the fisherman sold their fish before Sunday services. You can still see auctioneers selling fish to locals, but now you can also get bags full…

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What to See in Two Days in Prague

Prague has a complex history, ruled by Hapsburgs, Communists and faced with religious strife. We will only be there for two days, so we will barely scratch the surface of this unique place that includes Prague castle with its intriguing past and its cultural rich Jewish Quarter. Pražský hrad (Prague Castle) It is one of the largest castles in the world. It has three courtyards,…

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Salzburg: Where Mozart was born and Julie Andrews Sang

Salzburg is a musical mecca since it is the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the movie “The Sound of Music.”  It also has many other treasures to explore including palaces and beautifully adorned churches. Dom zu Salzburg (Salzburg Cathedral) The cathedral is a mighty dome with twin spires done in baroque-style of the 17th century.  The many treasures of this cathedral include a…

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