Christmas Market Tour for This Year?

November 8 Yes, it is possible, just probably not to the ‘Big Ones’ due to lack of available hotel rooms at such short notice. However, if your aim is just to enjoy some beautiful and authentic Christmas Markets in Germany, and if cost is not an issue (budget seekers need to plan farther ahead) then […]

Germany Undiscovered

This idea presented as one way to experience Germany and a bit of Austria. We custom design most trips for our clients. This trip can be molded to fit your individual tastes and interests. Enjoy this tour of some of Germany’s known and unknown places. The ‘unknown’ places are familiar to us, because we have […]

Welcome New Arrivals to Germany

October 27 Linda was a student in Heidelberg, Germany in 1970 and her year there was a major impact on her life. Following trips to Europe on business meant an excuse to return again and again to this beloved town on the Neckar River in southern central Germany. For this spontaneous trip, she brought along […]

The First Motorized Flight was Not By the Wright Brothers

October 27 No, it was not. This may come as a shock to those whose knowledge of history is restricted to what they learned in High School, but the first person to successfully fly a heavier than air craft was Gustav Weisskopf, a German-American from the hamlet of Leutershausen near Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany. Weisskopf, who […]

Fall Colors on the Rhein and Mosel Rivers of Germany

October 25 We enjoyed spectacular weather and brilliant colors recently while touring the Rhein and Mosel River Valley areas of Germany. Here are some memories.

A Toast to Each Other Above Bacharach on the Rhein

October 22 Jim and Denise toast each other with a chilled glass of wine above the medieval village of Bacharach on the Rhein at the end of their 19-day adventure in Germany, Austria, Alsace and the Czech Republic.

Through the Tyrol to Berchtesgaden

October 17 from a visit on October 12 The morning after the big snow which blanketed the region around Innsbruck, Austria with more than 10 inches of snow dawned bright and cold with just a little morning fog which had lifted by the time we were ready to begin our journey from Lans to Berchtesgaden. […]

New Wine and Onion Cake in the Wine Country of Baden, Germany

October 11 from a visit there on October 8 We stopped in a lovely cafe in the village of Durbach the other day for a real treat. New wine, called ‘Federweisser’ and onion cake, called ‘Zweibelkuchen,’ which tastes great as an autumn combination. Here’s the recipe: http://germanfood.about.com/od/baking/r/zwiebelkuchen.htm