Tips for Traveling to Germany

by California Globetrotter Photo copyright dpa 1. Booking Your Flight The sooner you book your flight the better. I recommend not booking your ticket at least than 3-4 months out, if not more. The farther out you book your trip, the more likely it is your flight will be cheaper. The closer you [...]

By | September 3rd, 2015|General, Travel in Germany|Comments Off on Tips for Traveling to Germany

Travel in Germany: The Loreley am Rhine

by California Globetrotter Loreley. Photo copyright J.W. Alker, dpa My real first name is Lorelei. I was named after my mother’s middle name which my grandma had given to my mother. As to where my grandma found the name Lorelei, I have no idea. As to why she gave it to my mom, [...]

By | August 27th, 2015|General, Travel in Germany|4 Comments

The Week in Germany: Graduate School, German Whisky, and Summer Trips

Photo copyright dpa / picture alliance Good morning and happy Friday, readers!  I've been away for a few weeks, so there was a lot to catch up on.  This is more like a month in Germany than a week, but there you have it.  Lots of good stuff was happening on the internet [...]

By | August 22nd, 2014|Current Events, General|3 Comments

Expat Bloggers Blog Hop: Travel in Germany

Hiking in Garmisch. Photo (cc) flickr user hoosadork At long last the blog hop arrives at my favorite subject: travel. Have you traveled in Germany?  Have you blogged about things to see in the town where you live?  Then you can add a link to your post in the linky tool below, and [...]

By | August 19th, 2014|Expat Life, General, Living in Germany|9 Comments

Take a Look: Berlin’s Eastside Gallery

by Shannon Miller Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern Our last day in Berlin, we took my husband's mom to the Eastside Gallery. She's an artist, so we figured she'd love the murals painted on old sections of the Berlin Wall. It's another way Berliners have turned ugly history into something positive. Photo [...]

By | July 14th, 2014|Berlin, Expat Life, General, German Culture, Living in Germany, Travel in Germany|Comments Off on Take a Look: Berlin’s Eastside Gallery

Auf dem Berch! (A German Beer Festival)

by Kimberley Davidson Photo courtesy Kimberley Davidson Even though Oktoberfest has worldwide recognition, every town in Germany pretty much has their own own beer or wine festival. In Erlangen, the Bergkirchweih (Berg for short or Berch in Franconian), is an outdoor event that lasts for about two weeks. If the weather is nice, it’s [...]

By | June 26th, 2014|Expat Life, General, German Culture, Living in Germany, Travel in Germany|Comments Off on Auf dem Berch! (A German Beer Festival)

Disney’s Inspiration: Neuschwanstein Castle

by Kimberley Davidson Photo courtesy Kimberley Davidson Have you ever heard of Neuschwanstein Castle aka the Sleeping Beauty castle? This lovely castle, approximately 1.5 hours south of Munich is arguably the most famous castle in Germany. It was also Walt Disney’s inspiration for creating Sleeping Beauty’s castle. I was eagerly awaiting this trip, especially [...]

By | June 14th, 2014|General, Travel in Germany|Comments Off on Disney’s Inspiration: Neuschwanstein Castle