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 […]

Welcome First Time Travelers Ken and Gloria

September 2 Ken and Gloria have taken one of those ‘If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium’ bus tours through Europe. You know the ones. Breakneck pace, a different city every night and a different country every other day. They enjoyed the experience for what it was, but this time, for their return to Germany […]

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 […]