Tag: Church

Babenhausen, DE

On a cold but sunny, blue-skied day this past winter, wetook a drive to the town of Babenhausen. Babenhausen obtained city rights way back in the year 1295 –720 years ago this year – and today is part of the German Half-Timbered HouseRoute. Arriving in town, we headed for the […]

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These Go To Eleven

The Elfstedentocht. Ever heard of it? No, neither had we until we were planning a trip to the Netherlands. The Elfstedentocht, or Eleven Cities Tour, is an ice-skating race around – you guessed it – eleven cities. It takes place in the Friesland province of the Netherlands whenever it’s cold […]

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A Vision in Belgrade

We discovered the wonder that is the Eurovision Song Contest while vacationing in Lake Bled, Slovenia back in 2012. Ever since then, we’ve tried to watch it in a different European country each year. In 2013 we watched in Tallin, Estonia.  In 2014 we stayed home and watched in Germany. […]

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REALITY CZECH- Czech Republic

Since moving to Germany in 2011, I have spent my birthday in a different European country each year. In 2011 it was Germany, followed by Italy and San Marino in 2012 (yup, I spent my birthday in two different countries that year!), Greece in 2013 and Albania in 2014. This […]

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A Fishy Business: Gernsheim, DE

Gernsheim is a small town on the Rhine river that started out as a small Roman fishing village about two thousand years ago. Sean found out about Gernsheim last February when we were looking for something to do one weekend. He found a bad translation online of a walking tour, […]

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My Hats Off to You: Bad Homburg, DE

You know those hats that men like Winston Churchill used to wear?  The ones with a brim, and a band around it, and what looks like a dent on top of the hat in the middle? Well those are called Homburg hats and they were supposedly invented in the town […]

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Ypres: 100 Years After the War

We covered a lot of ground during our road trip through Belgium. The first thing I want to say is that after years of fairly frequent traveling, I may have finally learned how to pack.  This is the bag I took with me for a 6-night trip. I put my […]

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Days of Wine & Roses: Eltville, DE

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 day to walk along the river and through the town when we visited. We made the […]

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Wismar, DE

The last full day of our long weekend in northern Germany started off with a drive to Wismar. Like Stralsund LINK and Lübeck LINK, the two other cities we’d visited over the weekend, Wismar is known for its Brick Gothic architecture.  Along with Stralsund, Wismar makes up one half of […]

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