A Romantic Cruise on the Rhine

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A Rhine River Cruise from Oberwesel to Boppard: No trip to Germany is complete without a Rhine River cruise and no matter how many times we’ve cruised the Rhine River previously, the pleasure of a cruise on the romantic Rhine does not diminish. We’ve done luxury cruises previously, but this time it’s a two-hour morning […]

The Deutsches Currywurst Museum – Berlin

Berlin Currywurst

Deutsches Currywurst Museum – A Museum Dedicated to an Iconic German Snack Food: It seems that the Currywurst (bratwurst with curry sauce) is as much a part of Berlin as the Brandenburg Gate.  Believe it or not, Currywurst is the signature dish of the German capital. Each year about 800 million portions of Currywurst are […]

Rattenfängerhaus – The Rat Catcher's House in Hameln

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Rattenfängerhaus – Hameln’s Rat-Catcher’s House is Now a Restaurant: Hameln’s Rat Catcher’s House (Rattenfängerhaus) has nothing to do with the rat-catcher in the Pied Piper story. The house got its name from the inscription on the side upper facade of the building which records the 1284 disappearance of the 130 children from Hameln: “A.D. 1284 […]

Hameln's Wedding House (Hochzeitshaus)

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The Hochzeitshaus is a Building that Many Visitors will be Familiar with: The Hochzeitshaus (Wedding House) in Hameln is a building that many visitors will be familiar with. Three times a day, at 13:05, 15:35 and 17:35 the Pied Piper Story is depicted here. At the appointed times, the pretty bells on the facade chime […]

Heinzelmännchenbrunnen and Cologne’s Folklore

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A Cologne Folklore about the Heinzelmännchen Gnomes: On our afternoon stop in Cologne we walked to the old market square to check out our favourite fountain, the large “Heinzelmännchenbrunnen” (Heinzelmännchen fountain) in front of the Früh brewery. Built in 1899 by Edmund Renard and his son Heinrich, the Heinzelmännchenbrunnen commemorates the Heinzelmännchen and the tailor’s […]

Twelve Apostles Altar at St. Jakobs Kirche – Rothenburg

Twelve Apostles Altar - St. Jakobs

The High Altar at Rothenburg’s Main Church: Referred to as the Twelve Apostles Altar, the High Altar at St. Jakobs Lutheran Church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is regarded as one of the finest high altars in Germany. St. Jakobs Kirche was built between 1371 and 1464 and the High Altar was completed in 1466.  […]

Leipzig's Thomaskirche Is Where Bach's Tomb Lies

Thomaskirche - Leipzip

The Church with the Tomb of Johann Sebastian Bach: Leipzig’s Thomaskirche (St. Thomas Church) is famous as the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as the choirmaster from 1723. Here too is the resting place of the master composer.  Although Bach’s remains were originally buried at Johanneskirche, his tomb now lies in the Nave of […]

Munich’s Famous Hofbrauhaus

Hofbrauhaus am Platzl, Munich

The Hofbrauhaus – A Popular Beer Hall and Tourist Attraction: The Hofbrauhaus am Platzl has a reputation of being one of Munich’s most popular beer halls and a great tourist attraction. It was based on this reputation that we were seduced into joining in an evening dinner here, even though we expected that the mostly […]

Schloss Charlottenburg – Berlin’s Largest Royal Palace

Schloss-Charlottenburg - Courtesy GNTB

Schloss Charlottenburg – Berlin’s largest royal palace of the Hohenzollern Dynasty: If listening to Baroque and classical music in a majestic royal palace pulls at your chords, then Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin’s largest royal palace, must be one of the magnificent venues to do this. Music at Charlottenburg The Berliner Residenz Orchester chamber orchestra performs a […]