Welcome to Germany, Carl and Barbara

August 5 Carl and his wife Barbara started planning their trip to Germany with European Focus back in late August of 2013. Now, just shy of a year later, they have landed and are ready to begin their eight-day adventure to see some of Carl’s ancestral towns and villages in Germany. Here they are, fresh […]

Our Schedule for 2014 is Nearly Full

January 15 Want to go to Europe on a private tour but depressed to see that your choice of dates are already booked? Our busy schedule does not mean you cannot have the pleasure of a private, custom-designed tour in Germany, Austria or Switzerland this year. Through our partnership with a reputable company we can […]

Walk Where Your Ancestors Walked

Genealogy is the fastest growing hobby in the world. Millions of people want to see the places where their ancestors lived before emigrating. We have been leaders in this field since 1989, starting the world’s first professional photography service exclusively for family historians. That photography business mushroomed to include photography and tours combined. Now we […]

The First Motorized Flight was Not By the Wright Brothers

October 27 No, it was not. This may come as a shock to those whose knowledge of history is restricted to what they learned in High School, but the first person to successfully fly a heavier than air craft was Gustav Weisskopf, a German-American from the hamlet of Leutershausen near Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany. Weisskopf, who […]

Fall Colors on the Rhein and Mosel Rivers of Germany

October 25 We enjoyed spectacular weather and brilliant colors recently while touring the Rhein and Mosel River Valley areas of Germany. Here are some memories.

A Toast to Each Other Above Bacharach on the Rhein

October 22 Jim and Denise toast each other with a chilled glass of wine above the medieval village of Bacharach on the Rhein at the end of their 19-day adventure in Germany, Austria, Alsace and the Czech Republic.

Four Stars Plus Relaxation Factor At Berchtesgaden Zechmeisterlehen Hotel

October 17 from a visit spanning October 12-15 We have brought many of our guests to this beautiful spa hotel nestled in a pasture surrounded by mountains outside of Berchtesgaden. Our current guests Jim and Denise, who are celebrating three decades of marriage with a Grand Trip in Europe took full advantage of the spa […]

Germans Represent A Huge Slice of the American Population

October 9 It’s time to break out the bratwurst as the United States celebrates German-American Day on Oct. 6. Commemorating the founding of Germantown, Pa. in 1683, the holiday celebrates America’s largest ancestry group, with 49 million people claiming part or full German heritage. As President Barack Obama proclaimed a few years ago on this […]