Germany

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

Experience the Magic of the Goslar Christmas Market

Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to Europe's Christmas markets. The smaller villages in Germany offer fewer crowds and a more intimate festival experience. This couldn't be more true than in the town of Goslar just 75 km southeast of Hannov...

Touring the Historic Rammelsberg Mine

Legend tells that in the year 968, a knight was hunting deer in the forests of Rammelsberg, a peak in the Harz Mountains.  Stopping for a rest, he tied his horse to a tree.  Restless, the horse pawed at the ground, unearthing a rich vein of silver.  Thus began...

Highlights of the 2016 Goettingen Christmas Market

Somehow the holiday season snuck up on us this year.  It's probably partly because Thanksgiving - our festive American predecessor to Christmas - comes and goes without fanfare in Germany.  Plus we don't shop much and aren't buying Christmas gifts this year, s...

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 German - began in the year 1248.  Work co...