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

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