Germany

Explore Germany, from the largest pumpkin festival in the world to the real-life Disney Castle

Skizentrum Sankt Andreasberg, Skiing for Beginners

Lower Saxony may be pretty, but I gotta say - the mountains are mere mole hills.  Moving to central Germany from Switzerland is like having your parents replace your Halloween candy with broccoli - it's harder to enjoy the healthy stuff after feasting on a ste...

Zoo Berlin, A Fantastic Attraction for Animal Fanatics

Zoos are something that always make me feel conflicted. While I hate seeing wild animals in captivity, especially if they seem agitated, I love animals. LOVE them! It's unusual for us to even visit more than one zoo in a year, but during our recent trip to Ber...

Two of the Best Christmas Markets in Berlin

Who doesn't love German Christmas markets?  Towards the end of November, they start popping up in towns across the country.  It seems no village is too small to host their own festive extravaganza.  In any given year, Berlin alone offers between 50 and 100 Chr...

Things to Do in Hannover, Germany

Munich is known for its Oktoberfest.  Berlin has the Berlin Wall. Heidelberg is home to one of the prettiest castles in Germany.  But what's the deal with Hannover?  We live just an hour south, yet other than the fact that it's the local seat of government for...