Finding a reasonable place to sleep in the heart of Berlin can be a challenge. Luckily, my friends Georg and Martina are developing vacation apartments in a former spice warehouse and apartment building in Kreuzberg, an exciting and multi-cultural district of Berlin which once butted right up against the former Berlin Wall. I was fortunate […]
We enjoyed dinner on August 26th at the delightful Hotel Ruebezahl at the foot of the mountains where two of King Ludwig’s castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, are located. It was a balmy evening, the calm and warm before the storm, as it has rained most of today (Friday the 27th) Here are some shots from […]
Bacharach on the Rhein River is one of the stops on this wonderful autumn tour October is a fine time of the year to experience Germany small group tours. The kids are all back in school meaning the roads are not as congested with holiday travelers. The air is crisp and clear, the nights are […]
Explore Germany’s little-known areas, hamlets and country lanes on this exclusive, slow-paced tour for the Dog Days of Summer. Now available for last-minute booking for August only. Castles, Country Inns and Historic Guesthouses of Germany Micro-Group Tour No more than five persons Day 1: Arrival at Frankfurt Intl. Airport. We drive an hour to the […]
Stopping for lunch is not just a quick “grab and go,” like on the big bus tours. We plan our lunch stops carefully to take advantage of beautiful scenery, great food and a memory to last a lifetime. James took his guests to one of his favorite cafes high above the village of Beilstein, on […]
Recently I was working with two couples who desired to see the world-famous performance in Oberammergau, Germany of Christ’s Passion. The trip I proposed to them would take place in late July and early August. Held just every 10 years (which gives the spring, summer and fall all-day performances a sense of urgency for those […]
The vines are starting to turn red and yellow along the beautiful section of the Rhein between Bingen and St. Goar. We stopped to take in the views as we left Bacharach on our way to Heidelberg on October 4.
One of the many highlights of this current journey with Bob and Betty Whittemore was our visit to the small town of Hoechst im Odenwald on Sunday, October 4. Bob spent four weeks in Hoechst in August, 1950 as a young volunteer with the World Council of Churches. Back then, he was 22 years old […]