Tag: WWII

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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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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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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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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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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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 Song of the Nibelungs: Drachenfels

There is a famous epic German poem called The Nibelungenlied (say that three times quickly!) or The Song of the Nibelungs. I’ve actually read most of the poem – as an English translation – but for some reason have yet to finish it. Anyway, one of the main characters in […]

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