Germany Named World’s Favorite Country

November 19 Germany has been declared the most favorite country in the world, more than 70 years after World War II when the fortunes of the country hung on the whims of a madman. Now Deutschland is admired for its economy, healthcare system and high standard of living. People oftentimes ask, ‘are we safe in […]

Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989

November 9 by James Derheim, owner of European Focus Private Tours Germany marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall today, November 9. I remember that night well. I was watching a movie in my apartment in ‪‎Darmstadt‬, Germany and my upstairs neighbors called down to me, ‘James, come up here, you won’t […]

When is the best time to visit…?

November 8 Based on our experiences and the feedback from more than 250 tours conducted in our career. Austria: Anytime is a great time to visit this alpine country but the big cities should be avoided in July and August due to heat and crowding. Like to see fresh snow? Late October is pretty much […]

A tradition that is 1,000 years old witnessed in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

October 25 Our current guests Eric and Patricia from ‪‎Sarasota‬, Florida this morning with three wandering handworkers practicing a tradition that is more than 1,000 years old. The (left to right) fruit farmer, blacksmith and finish carpenter from various places in Germany are on a three year trek around the world to learn their trades […]

Germany Small Group Tours

October 20 You have come to the right place for Germany Small Group Tours. What do we do exactly and how does our philosophy benefit you? We create private and fully customized tours one at a time for each client or set of clients. We don’t just throw a bunch of tours out there and […]

What You Don’t Get on a Mass Produced Bus Tour

Reason Number 187 to take a European Focus Private Tour Bus tours cram so much into a single day that there is no chance for being spontaneous or taking the road less traveled. If you like to get up at 5:30 and have your bags outside your door by 6:30 then bus tours are probably […]

The War over Religion in Europe 1618-48

October 18 The disastrous 30-years war from 1618-48 in Europe devastated large areas of the landscape, emptied towns, killed millions and resulted in entire populations of people moving from one area to another to either escape the fighting or to fill in the gaps left behind by famine and disease which nearly always follows large-scale […]