Tag: Germany

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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The Castle Visits of 2016

2016 was, among other things, a year of castles for us. Turns out we got to see a total of 28 castles in 8 different countries, which so far is a record for us. Some castles were ruins with almost nothing left and others were very well-preserved, and some of […]

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The Candy Bomber, Frankfurt, DE

Continuing the theme I wrote about in the last post (LINK), shortly after our trip to Berlin we took a ride to see the Berlin Airlift Memorial near Frankfurt Airport. After World War II, the Soviets controlled eastern Germany.  Berlin, which is in eastern Germany, was itself divided with the […]

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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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Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Lower Saxony, DE

If you were living in Europe and were asked where you wanted to go for your birthday weekend, which destination would you choose? Paris?  Vienna, maybe?  Or London? Prague? Well if you were my husband you would choose to go see the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Of course I was interested […]

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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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The Fagus Factory, Alfeld, DE

No, the title of this post is not a grammatical error.  A shoe last is an actual thing that you will found out more about in a minute. After our visit to Hildesheim,   LINK   http://travelsandtipplescom.ipage.com/reconstructed-city-center-hildesheim/   we made a stop before heading home.  That stop was a visit to the Fagus […]

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