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 […]
August 1 Tim S. and his family just returned to Arizona after their third trip with European Focus since 2005. We appreciate our return guests! Here is a small selection of photos from their epic journey, which covered more than 3,000 kilometers in four countries over 12 days. (Not our normal pace, but necessary in […]
July 17 The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by American architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold.
September 14 from a visit on September 10 There are reminders of the division of Berlin everywhere. We walked the trail of the old wall recently, passing the new American Embassy, the spiffed up Brandenburg Gate and the rebuilt Reichstag. All along this route there is a double line of bricks marking the path of […]
Using inspiration from a recent tour plus some reliable favorites of our clients over the years, we are happy to present this amazing opportunity to experience some of Europe’s many delights in an intimate group of no more than six persons. Micro-Group Tour in Germany, Czech Republic and Austria 11-day trip Small Group Tour Offered […]
April 23 A visit to the glass and steel dome of the Reichstag in Berlin used to be something I would never contemplate. The lines were always huge, no matter what time of the day. However now, due to tightened security and the requirement that all visitors register in advance for security clearance, a visit […]
April 22 The Berliners have a great sense of humor. You’d have to, to live in a city which has been pummeled to smithereens by war (more than 60% of the city center was left in ruins after 1945) divided and torn apart by the Cold War and then reunited and for the next nearly […]
April 21 Dick and Darlene Muth arrived on April 20th for their fourth trip with European Focus since their first one to Italy in the spring of 2010. This time, we’re spending time in some of the great cities of Europe including Berlin, Prague and Vienna. Follow their adventure here as well as on our […]