A New Englander’s View Of German Food

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 […]

Germany’s Pick Your Own Flower Patches

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. […]

The Bratwurst Kitchen in Regensburg

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.

Hasselbach and Allendorf Ancestral Discoveries

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 […]

Finding Ancestral Connections in Frankenthal, Germany

April 17 Paul Skelton wanted to see where his German ancestors lived before emigrating to Australia. And so, as part of an extended multiple week long trip that also included England and Ireland, Paul and his wife Rhonda and their son Andrew booked a short week-long tour with European Focus which revolved around a visit […]

Small Group Travel Offer for Germany in July, 2013

April 2 It’s rare that we offer a small, mixed group tour but here it is, and your chance to experience a semi-private tour with European Focus at a price that is quite a bit lower than our custom-designed, fully private tours. This tour has definite dates, July 1 arrival through departure on July 13. […]

Taking a Nap at 6,017 feet

A tourist naps on a bench above the Eagle’s Nest, known locally as the Kehlstein Haus. The site is popular with those wishing to have a splendid view over the Berchtesgaden Alps. One can see far into Austria from this vantage point. Or, one can examine the insides of one’s eyelids, as in this man’s […]