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Premium slots are going fast – with May, June and the second half of September, 2010 already taken by other adventurers. If you’re still on the sidelines in late January, you might be “out of luck” to travel in style with European Focus in 2010. We’re seeing a great deal of pent-up demand following the […]

Today in Berchtesgaden

A postcard day in southeastern Germany with temps in the middle 70s, they call it “alt Weiber Sommer,” or old woman’s summer here, the last chance to soak in the sun before winter clamps down. We enjoyed a trip up to the Kehlstein Haus, otherwise known as the Eagle’s Nest. Photo is from the drive […]

Visiting Germany's Smallest Brewery

We had a fresh one on September 7 at the Schmitt Brewery in tiny Singen, Thuringia the other day. We visited the village as a daytrip from nearby Erfurt. The Schmitt Brewery was established in 1875 and has been churning out great suds ever since. It makes about 70,000 liters of beer per season. That […]

Just for Fun in Switzerland

James Derheim has created Ammon USA LLC to wholesale these handcrafted wooden figures in the United States. The figures come from Bavaria and the Czech Republic. We’ve been selling them in our retail shop in Sarasota, FL the past year and they are among our top selling items. Starting in September, we’ll be marketing these […]

Lunch in Cheb

We scooted across the border on Sunday for lunch in Cheb, the Czech Republic. I’ve driven by this town many times but never had a reason to stop until this time, when things just worked out for us to have lunch in the colorful square of this delightful old town.