European Focus Private Tours owner James Derheim welcomed back Bob and Marlene Rokicki for their 2nd Grand Adventure since 2006 when we last traveled in Germany and Austria. This trip started with the couple’s arrival at Frankfurt’s International Airport. From there it was an easy hour to riverside Miltenberg am Main, where we stayed the […]
Don’t even try and complain to me right now about gasoline approaching $4 per gallon in the USA. We Americans have been spoiled by artificially low energy prices for so long that we’re absolutely for the most part totally ignorant to what the rest of the civilized world pays, and has paid, for a long […]
It was a pretty noneventful flight up until the captain of U.S. Airways flight 700 from Philadelphia to Frankfurt came onto the PA. ‘Ladies and gentlemen, this is the captain speaking. I have a good friend up here in the cockpit who has hitched a ride with us over to Germany. He has something to […]
Czesky Krumlov, Czech Republic will be one of the stops on Jim’s first tour of the season. It’s going to be another exciting year, full of new adventures. Jim departs for Europe on May 10. Here’s whats in store for Jim, Jenean and their guests this year (so far) May 23 to June 8: Bob […]
The prince archbishop who ruled over Salzburg, Austria in 1600 had 16 statues erected in his pleasure garden outside the rural Mirabell Castle. The statues are slightly larger than life representations of the dwarves who served him. The one pictured even has a large boil protruding from his forehead! This sort of thing would not […]
I visited the small village of Darlowo, Pommern recently with clients Bill and Kay Ruckle. The church, built in the 14th century, has an old millstone incorporated into the tower section. This is the first time I’ve seen this done (and I’ve seen and photographed more than 1,500 churches in my career) and so I […]
One of the largest examples of Roman architecture north of the Alps can be found on the end of the Hotel Bischofshof am Dom in central Regensburg. This gate was one of the entrances leading from the Donau River (Danube) to the camp once known as Castra Regina. The gate dates from about 179 AD. […]
The view from our favorite hotel, the Zechmeisterlehen in the direction of the Kehlstein and Hoher Goell mountains on October 29.