Germany

The Christmas Markets of Bremen

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been fascinated with the fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm called ‘Town Musicians of Bremen’. The story is about four mistreated domestic animals (a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster) that decide to run away and become the town musicians of Bremen. My friends and I used to […]

The Rüdesheim am Rhein Christmas market

Rüdesheim am Rhein is a small village located on the banks of the Rhine River in western Germany. I only spent one night here en route to the Black Forrest, but it was enough time to enjoy the Christmas market. German Christmas markets are the best, and Rüdesheim am Rhein is no exception. The market Just […]

The Christmas market in Gengenbach

A feast of lights and colours, Christmas is a magical time in Europe. But no one does Christmas quite as well as the Germans. From big cities to small villages, you’re likely to find a Christmas market in every German town. Gengenbach is no exception. This small town is located on the western edge of […]

My best Winter Moment: Walking to All Saints Waterfalls

With Spring knocking at the door here in Amsterdam, I can’t help but take a look back at my best Winter moment. Without a doubt, that moment belongs to my walk in the snow to the All Saints Waterfalls in the Black Forest back in December. Waterfall. Snow. Black Forrest. Germany. Need I say more? […]

Staying at Hoteltraube Rüdesheim in the Rhine Valley

The Rhine Valley is without a doubt one of the prettiest regions in Germany, and Rüdesheim am Rhein is one of the cutest towns on the river. It wasn’t difficult to find a great, affordable hotel room. Enter Hoteltraube Rüdesheim. Location The location of Hoteltraube Rüdesheim couldn’t be better. The hotel is located right in […]

Visiting the Alternative Wolf and Bear Park in the Black Forest

I travelled to the Black Forest with my family just before Christmas. The number one thing I wanted to do was visit the Alternative Wolf and Bear Park. This isn’t your average animal park or zoo. The park is a sanctuary that offers a better life for bears, wolves, and lynx that have been rescued […]

My Munich Photo Diary

I travelled to Munich in July. It was my second visit to the capital of Bavaria, and the city was just as beautiful as I remembered it. With Oktoberfest in full swing and thousands of people flocking to Munich, I thought I’d share my favourite photographs of the city. Just wander around or catch a […]

Postcards from Abroad: Neuschwanstein Castle

Fairytale castle alert…quite literary! Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany inspired the Sleeping Beauty Castles in Disneyland and Disneyland Hong Kong. It was originally constructed as a personal refuge and retreat for the reclusive King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Where to stay and getting there You can easily find accommodation in Fussen, a small town in the […]

A sobering visit to Dachau Memorial

Munich is the heart and soul of Bavaria and the home of Octoberfest. However, reminders of the terror caused by the Nazi regime can be found everywhere in and around the city. To delve deeper into the dark history of World War II, I joined a New Europe tour to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. […]