A Walk Around Salzburg Part One

September 25 Salzburg, Austria happens to be one of the prettiest small cities on our Southern Germany and Austria itinerary. Called the ‘Rome of the North,’ Salzburg, founded by the Romans, may have lost its Forum but in its place are magnificent statues, fountains, more than one horse bath and 37 churches and one synagogue. […]

Having Fun in Bavaria

September 24 Nothings as beautiful as Bavaria when the sun is shining and the sky is a deep hue of azure. We are lucky to have this kind of weather as we enjoy five days in the Alps of Germany and Austria during the first half our September 20 – October 4 tour with two […]

Getting in the Oktoberfest Spirit

September 23 Who needs Munich and the crowds when you can celebrate one of our favorite times of the year in a tiny pub and hotel in medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber? James Derheim poses in his new lederhosen with Miriam, the co-owner of ‘Alter Keller’ in Germany’s prettiest town.

Welcome New Arrivals from Texas

September 22 Brothers Philip and Lin and their wives Diane and Jennifer just arrived in Germany to begin their two week adventure in Germany and Austria. This is the first time in the heart of Europe for the two couples. We started with Germany’s best-preserved medieval town, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where by coincidence their […]

Trip 233 of our career – more dreams came true for our clients

September 19 Ken and Gloria Temple are now on their way home after their 17-day trip in Germany. The trip was a dream come true for Ken, a lifelong family historian who wanted to combine a sightseeing trip with visits to four key ancestral areas, including meeting some cousins. When he went to his local […]

The Reminders of the Division of Berlin

September 14 from a visit on September 10 There are reminders of the division of Berlin everywhere. We walked the trail of the old wall recently, passing the new American Embassy, the spiffed up Brandenburg Gate and the rebuilt Reichstag. All along this route there is a double line of bricks marking the path of […]

A Busy Day in the Black Forest

September 5 Genealogy enthusiast Ken Temple has researched his German ancestors back several centuries. One of his lines comes from ‘Baden,’ and he knows they lived in the ‘Weinland,’ but that is as far as his knowledge extends. Further research is possible but not really convenient. And so today, just to get the feel for […]