Grenzmuseum Schifflersgrund, Allendorf, Germany

Twenty one years after East and West Germany became one and the museum on the former border near Allendorf has never been busier, according to the man who took our money for the entry and who grew up here, on the Eastern side of the border. ‘People want to come and see what they could […]

If you don’t like the weather in Ireland, just wait 20 minutes

A shower approaches the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.

Travel Ireland with European Focus

For the next week and a half, European Focus Private Tours founder James Derheim will be showing new arrivals Paula, Bob and Audrey the “Hits of Ireland” as he sees it, including Ireland’s highest pub, the Book of Kells at Trinity College, the Rock of Cashel and Tipperary, Cobh and Kinsale, plus Kenmare, the Ring […]

Postcard from the Sudtirol

The ancient village was razed to the ground to make way for a large reservoir. All that remains of the 13th century church is the tower, poking up like a ghostly reminder from the waters.

Civita di Bagnoregio

This lost village on a high, crumbling hilltop was founded by Etruscans over twenty-five hundred years ago, but has seen its population dwindle to just fifteen residents over the course of the 20th century. Cività was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his boyhood house has long since fallen […]

Castles, Country Inns and Historic Guesthouses of Germany

Micro-Group Tour (Limit 10 people) Now booking for August Now taking reservations for our adventure with 13 days in the heart of Deutschland including Heidelberg, the Odenwald Forest, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the Romantic Road, Schwangau and King Ludwig’s Castles, Meersburg and the Rhein and Mosel River Valleys. Cost is from 4,800 to 5,400 Euro […]