The true and “possibly true” facts about Trier’s historical sites

The pedestrian area of Trier, the oldest city in Germany, holds many interesting stories. Some of them must even be true.

The Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)

This post is part of a series on European Christmas markets.   [dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] I [/dropcap]t’s just steps past the modern Bleidenstrasse in Frankfurt, a pedestrian shopping street ablaze with lights, and if you venture there anytime in the month preceding Christmas, you might think you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole. When […]

Germany’s Rhine River: cruise your way to relaxation

Slow down with these tips for daytime cruises and nighttime feasts on the picturesque Upper Middle Rhine.

Germany: Tips for Baden-Baden and its all-nude Friedrichsbad thermal spa

An all-you-need-to-know, tell-all naked survival guide to the famous Friedrichsbad thermal spa.

Picking self-serve flowers in Germany’s hills

Fields of flowers are coloring the landscape again this year, siphoning off my spare change. It’s just one of many surprises Germany offers in summertime.

2011 German Fest Season Survival Guide

With all the possibilities for alcohol-induced revelry this season, it’s tough to choose. Here are a few helpful hints for some of Germany’s favorite fests!

Germany: highway closure = party

25 miles of Germany’s B270 highway is closed for the day, and each village along the stretch is open for (party) business.

Trash, treasure, or economic windfall?

Twice a year you’re allowed to throw out large items. Get ready, because that’s when to expect the parade of gypsies and thrift-store scavengers!

Hamburg: so productive, except with babies

In a city known for productivity, a cheeky boat captain thinks they’re falling behind in one key area…

A Russian, a German and a Yank visit Berlin

Decades after the Berlin Wall falls, three unlikely friends get together to tour some of the city’s famous historical sites. See our top recommendations here.