July 5 Sisters Jennifer and Christina are exploring part of Southwestern Germany on our popular ‘Castles, Country Inns and Historic Guesthouses Tour’ which includes stays in some of the most unique villages and small towns we know in this region. The two young Canadians just experienced a night in Germany’s oldest hotel, built in 1590. […]
July 2 When a student attending Heidelberg’s historic university (established in 1586) had one too many beers at one of the many pubs in town, and when he sang too loudly in the quiet lanes leading back to his room as a result he just might end up paying a penalty by having to spend […]
July 2 A tour to many of our favorite places in the southwestern corner of Germany is on now with two first-time travelers to Germany. Our Canadian guests are staying two nights in a castle located high above the village of Hirschhorn, Germany on the peaceful Neckar River. The tour will include visits to Heidelberg, […]
May 18 Out of the 27 different villages we have visited in the past eight days, one stands out as being particularly interesting. The tour we enjoyed the other day of the very old church of St. Michael in the village of Heiningen, located in a shallow valley in the rolling hills of the […]
May 18 By Margaret Weiler Currently on tour with European Focus founder James Derheim in the Schwaebische Alb region of Germany One of the pleasures of revisiting Germany is reconnecting with German food. In the United States good German food is hard to find, at least where we live in New England, and it is […]
May 15 You see them everywhere in Germany, these bright fields of flowers full of seasonal blooms, there for the picking and usually conveniently located along a busy road and perfect for the person who wants to liven up their homecoming with some fresh flowers. The best thing is – the price is right. […]
May 9 Recent lunch with clients at the Bratwurst Kitchen built to feed the workers who were constructing the nearby stone bridge over the Donau. The kitchen has been in existence for more than 600 years. And the brats and kraut are still as good today as they were then.
April 22 and 23 Dennis Jenkins from Grand Junction, Colorado wanted to find out more about his ancestral ties to the hamlet of Hasselbach near Weilburg, Hessen, Germany. Dennis takes the record for waiting the longest between first learning about European Focus Private Tours (1998) to actually stepping off the plane to begin his personal […]