Two Old Bratwurst Kitchens Battle in Germany

July 27 What  do you do when you are really, really, really sure that your competition is claiming to be the ‘Oldest’ at something, and yet, you are certain that YOU are the oldest? In Germany, if you’re in the bratwurst business, you take that person to court. That’s what happened (no kidding) in Germany […]

German Luftwaffe Museum in Gatow, Germany

July 27 from a visit on July 21 We were sitting outside at the Augustiner an Gendarmmarkt in the heart of Berlin wrapping up our dinner when a gentleman at the next table suggested we make a trip out of the city to see the German Luftwaffe Museum. He could tell from our conversation that […]

Christmas Market Tours in Germany

July 23 European Focus Private Tours will be happy to design and lead a Christmas Market Tour for your family up to 10 people. Or, for just two. We can create the itinerary built around your timeframe and your interests. With more than 24 years of experience traveling in Germany and other parts of Europe, […]

Castles, Country Inns and Historic Guesthouses Tour for July, 2013 a Wrap

July 12   We sent our guests back to Calgary today after the conclusion of their first trip to Germany. Sisters Jennifer and Christina enjoyed a relaxed tour throughout southern and southwestern Germany including a stay in a castle at Hirschhorn, a stay in Germany’s oldest hotel in Miltenberg, three nights in Germany’s oldest fortified […]

Lunch with a view in Beilstein, Germany

July 11 It’s always a highlight (even if you have been there, as we have, more than 100 times) to bring guests to the lovely Klostercafe above the miniature hamlet of Beilstein on the peaceful Mosel River. We love to share the not-so-secret hideaway at the top of the restaurant, the little room surrounded on […]

Oppenheim’s Gruesome Bonehouse

July 11 The pretty little town  of Oppenheim on the banks of the Rhein River in Germany has a gruesome secret behind its massive red sandstone church. There, in the cellar of the little Michaels Chapel, lie the remains of some 20,000 souls who were laid to rest in the nearby cemetery between 1400 and […]

Good Night From Room 13 in Zum Baeren in Meersburg, Germany

July 9 We love staying in traditional hotels in Germany. These are a disappearing breed, as the younger generation doesn’t seem to be interested in the hard work required to operate an historic inn and restaurant. Brutal hours, responsibility for an historic structure and not exceptional monetary compensation are reasons why these jewels are closing […]

Welcome to Meersburg and a Wine Fest Besides

July 7 There is nothing like a good old-fashioned wine fest to get you in the mood to celebrate being in Germany. When we arrived in this colorful lakeside town there was one going on, second day, the so-called ‘Adults Day’ when most of those in attendance were behaving themselves because they had to be […]