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A Trip to Weimar | Discovering Germany

The city of Weimar in central Germany may be overlooked by many visitors who come for holiday to this country. The city itself has a population of about 65,000 people, and is a three hour drive south of Berlin. Although most people have not heard of Weimar, it is a well known city due to… Continue reading A Trip to Weimar | Discovering Germany

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Rhine River Day Trip from Cologne | Discovering Germany

Cologne is an extraordinary city full of culture with a great museum scene, and a Gothic Cathedral that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest city along the Rhine, as well as being the fourth largest in Germany. Cologne on the Rhine River The city of Cologne has been a vital city… Continue reading Rhine River Day Trip from Cologne | Discovering Germany

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Cologne’s Best Museums | Discovering Germany

The vibrant city of Cologne, which overlooks the Rhine River is layered with rich history and culture. The city is built upon a Roman village, and over the centuries has evolved into an urban sprawl with excellent architecture and art scene. With the many things that I experienced in Cologne, the city's museum scene and… Continue reading Cologne’s Best Museums | Discovering Germany

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Bonn and Beethoven | Discovering Germany

Bonn Town Hall The city of Bonn in Germany has been many things over the centuries. It was the capital city of West Germany from 1949 to 1990, it is a vibrant city along the Rhine River, and it also is a University town (University of Bonn). All are very impressive to the structure of… Continue reading Bonn and Beethoven | Discovering Germany

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Konstanz along the Bodensee | Discovering Germany

I was having a travel conversation with a friend from Berlin, and he was intrigued at the number of cities that I had visited in his home country of Germany. At one point in the conversation he mentioned that I probably had seen more of Germany than most Germans, which I incredibly doubt. He did… Continue reading Konstanz along the Bodensee | Discovering Germany

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Visiting Dresden – ‘The Jewel Box’ | Discovering Germany

Dresden came as a surprise to me when I first visited the city in 2015. I have since returned, and with each visit I have grown to love this city even more. Dresden is one of the nicest cities to visit in eastern Germany- the restaurants are excellent, the architecture is stunning, and the art… Continue reading Visiting Dresden – ‘The Jewel Box’ | Discovering Germany

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Sites to See in Beautiful BERLIN | Discovering Germany

There are many German towns and cities that I have written about regarding my love affair with Germany. This country has "It", and has been my travel crush since 2015. Now Berlin, well Berlin, this city captivates me. Berlin is very different from other cities in Germany, and many of its residents have told me… Continue reading Sites to See in Beautiful BERLIN | Discovering Germany

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria | The Storybook town of Germany

Strolling the cobblestone streets of old Rothenburg ob der Tauber was like diving into the pages of the storybooks that I used to read as a child, or to my daughter when she was a little girl. I had read about the town and saw photos prior to my visit, but seeing it first hand… Continue reading Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria | The Storybook town of Germany

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Old Town Regensburg – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

I could have stayed longer in Regensburg. Although truth be told, I could have stayed longer in Bavaria and one day (or month) I will do just that. Old Town Regensburg, besides the other towns that I have written about is why I fell in love with Germany, and particularly the state of Bavaria. Regensburg… Continue reading Old Town Regensburg – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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The Zwinger & Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister | Discovering Dresden, Germany

Dresden is a magnificent city to explore in eastern Germany with interesting history, and beautiful architecture. I have been through Dresden twice, and it primarily was to visit the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, or the Old Master's Gallery, to see one of my favorite works- "Sistine Madonna" by Raphael. Although my main focus in visiting Dresden… Continue reading The Zwinger & Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister | Discovering Dresden, Germany

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Historic Heidelberg – A UNESCO Creative City | Discovering Germany

The city of Heidelberg was a fascinating place to visit while I was traveling for a month throughout Germany. It is one of the country's most educated cities, with centuries of history and habitation, as well as being an atmospheric town along the River Neckar. Heidelberg is full of culture, and was designated a "City… Continue reading Historic Heidelberg – A UNESCO Creative City | Discovering Germany

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Beautiful Bamberg in Bavaria- A UNESCO a World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

The beautiful town of Bamberg was one of many reasons that I had fallen in love with Bavaria. After I first saw photos of the Atles Rathaus, the Old town hall, which is positioned on the river with bridges on either sides, I thought how stunning! I had seen various photos of towns in Bavaria… Continue reading Beautiful Bamberg in Bavaria- A UNESCO a World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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Cologne Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

The city of Cologne was an extraordinary city to visit while I was on a month exploration trip of Germany. The city is the largest along the Rhine River, and has immense culture with marvelous museums, fantastic dining, as well as the treasured Gothic cathedral. Visiting the cathedral was one of my highlights while visiting… Continue reading Cologne Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

Visiting Sanssouci Palace was as beautiful as the sound of its name. Although it was a drizzly day when I went, the splendor of this palace in Potsdam, East Germany was brilliant. I had specifically come to Potsdam from Berlin to visit Sanssouci, and was not disappointed. Sanssouci Palace, which means "without worries" or "carefree",… Continue reading Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

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Hanseatic City of Lubeck – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

The day before I had visited the historic Hanseatic city of Lubeck, I had my phone stolen in Hamburg. Luckily though I did have my iPad with me, and that is what I ended up taking photos with for the rest of my remaining days n Germany. I tried as best as I could to… Continue reading Hanseatic City of Lubeck – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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Old Town of Quedlinburg – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

I knew that I would love Quedlinburg after I spoke the name out loud, even with my American accent. This charming capital of Saxony-Anhal was one of my favorites in Germany, not only because its quaintness but mainly for its architectural history. I have a deep admiration for faukwerkhaus/ half-timbered houses and Quedlinburg had a… Continue reading Old Town of Quedlinburg – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Weimar | Discovering Germany

Not many people have been or have chosen to go to a Nazi concentration camp, and I know of many (Jewish and non-Jewish) who would never walk into one. If you have any ounce of empathy, you will not leave the grounds of a former concentration camp unchanged. I have spoken to other travelers who… Continue reading Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Weimar | Discovering Germany

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Wurzburg Residenz – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

When I had arrived to the city of Wurzburg in Germany, it was to only visit the Wurzburg Residence, and I was in complete awe of the grandeur of this palace. I have a special passion for European art and architecture, so it was not an eccentric move for me to take a side trip… Continue reading Wurzburg Residenz – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

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Das Kehlsteinhaus – Hitler’s Eagles Nest | Exploring Germany

While visiting the Kehlsteinhaus, aka Hitler's Eagle's Nest, an idea struck me that made me ponder how over time a place can change its intention, and the energy it holds. Let me break that down a bit more, as it may sound rather woo-woo. As I was taking the above photo of the bleak building… Continue reading Das Kehlsteinhaus – Hitler’s Eagles Nest | Exploring Germany

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Zur Letzten Instanz | Berlin’s Oldest Restaurant

Over the last couple of decades of my gastronomical travels, I have been to many of the oldest eateries in Europe and the UK, including Rules of London, the Historic Sausage House in Regensburg, and Botin in Madrid. All have been unique dining experiences, considering they were all the oldest in one way or another.… Continue reading Zur Letzten Instanz | Berlin’s Oldest Restaurant