Germany

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

Cologne Cathedral in Germany

Cologne Cathedral, Germany’s Most Visited Landmark

Covering considerably more square meters of ground than an American football field,  Cologne Cathedral towers over its city of roughly 10 million.  Construction on Kölner Dom - as the monstrous Gothic church is known in Germany - began in the year 1248.  Work ...
Bunny mold at the Lindt Schokoladen Museum, Cologne

Imhoff Schokoladenmusuem: Chocolate, Git In Mah Belly!

For chocolate lovers the world over, a visit to the Imhoff Schokoladenmusuem in Cologne just might be in order.  The museum is the brainchild of Hans Imhoff, a German chocolate producer who envisioned not only a factory to make chocolate, but a place to showca...

8 Highlights of the Cologne Zoo

Love 'em or hate 'em, zoos are an excellent way to get your wildlife fix if you're an animal lover.  Like many people, I'm a bit on the fence about zoos.  Of the estimated 10,000 zoos worldwide, I'd like to think that the vast majority operate by prioritizing ...

Camping at Ferdinands Homestay

Camping in Germany can feel a bit like a peculiar affair to a foreigner.  When we lived in the US, it involved no more planning than throwing our camping gear, kayaks, and dog into the truck and heading up into any number of mountain ranges - the Cascades, Sis...

Löwenburg Castle, Rising from the Mist

Germany has over 20,000 castles. If that seems a bit crazy to you, you're not alone!  While we won't be able to visit all of them, we definitely have a list of ones we'd like to see while in Germany.  For some time, one of them has been Löwenburg Castle, or Li...

Half-Timber Houses of Hann. Münden

Half-timbered houses are a thing in Germany.  They're pretty much everywhere.  It's nearly impossible to drive through a single German village without seeing at least a few of these picturesque buildings with their distinctive bands of dark timbers lacing the ...
Tall ship at Kiel Week. Germany

Kiel Week: Boats, Boats, And More Boats

I've loved boats for as long as I can remember.  When I was a kid, we used to visit my Gramps at his cabin on the Coeur d'Alene Lake most every summer.  Nestled among swaying pine trees with stunning views of the sparkling blue gem of North Idaho, it was a cou...

Laboe Naval Memorial and U-Boat 995

Sunday brought glorious sunshine to the beautiful stretch of white sandy beach on the Baltic Sea of Germany where we were camping.  Instead of motivating us to get out and explore nearby sites, it was all we could do to tear ourselves away from the sand, sun, ...