Germany certainly has no shortage of castles perched upon hills overlooking many scenic rivers and valleys.Castle spotting is definitely a favorite past time while driving through the country on a road trip. Some castles are as romantic as any homeless romantic could possibly imagine and even inspired Walt Disney, some are unique and no less […]

Let’s be honest. When you think about Germany, everyone pictures Germans wearing Lederhosen, drinking beer and eating bratwurst, magnificent fairy tale castles perched high above the towns people and beautiful landscapes. While this is partially true, there is certainly much much more to this wonderful country. There are three types of dwellings most Germans reside […]

Chances are, unless you live in Germany or are addicted to Pinterest, you have probably never heard of Schloss Lichtenstein. Located in the Schwäbish Alb (the Swabian Jura mountains) not far from Ulm or Tübingen, making it a great day trip from either town. Known informally as “The Little Brother” to Schloss Neuschwanstein, it can […]

You know when you’re scrolling for hours upon hours on Pinterest because you.just.can’t.stop? Ya, that happens to me quite often! And one of those days, I found a pretty picture of a small house with bright, turquoise water and I knew I had to pin it. I never thought I would actually make it there, […]

When Americans think about traveling to Europe, they have an image in their heads of fairy-tale like towns that will transport them back to a time long since gone. They imagine towns with cobbled-stoned streets, colorful half-timbered buildings and perhaps a Knight in Shining Armour. But many don’t realize, nor can imagine the wrath of […]

After having lived in Heidelberg for a year while I studied abroad, I am continuously drawn back over and over again. It’s one of the most beautiful towns in Germany. During the Christmas season, the town comes alive with sections of the Christmas market spread out throughout the entire town. From the minute you step […]

Perched high upon the top of a mountain in the Schwäbisch Alb, built for strategic defense against intruders, sits the Burg Hohenzollern. Built first as a fortress in the 11th century, it has been destroyed and fallen into ruins only to be rebuilt a third time, in it’s current form. The difference between a Burg and […]

Autumn is my favorite time of year, when the air gets crisp and the leaves start changing colors. I can start wearing my mustard orange scarf to go with the season. The sunflowers in the windows of shops start changing to pumpkins and fall leaves. Thanks to Pinterest, I discovered a fun festival in Ludwigsburg, […]

One of the things that Germany is most famous for besides Oktoberfest are their beautiful Christmas markets. Every year on the last weekend of November, the Christmas markets spring up all over Germany and are open until the 24th of December. Sometimes, if you’re lucky enough, some of the Christmas markets will stay open longer. […]