A Wine Lover’s Guide to Trier, Germany

Riesling at Weinstube Kesselstatt, Trier Germany

If you’re a wine lover, visiting Germany is a must, especially if you’re a fan of rieslings. I’m still on the hunt for a proper riesling here in Canada that compares even remotely to the spectacular, floral nectars we enjoyed in Germany. There are plenty of ways to bring out the wine lover in you … Read more A Wine Lover’s Guide to Trier, Germany

Trying Schneebällen for the First Time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

schneeballen display, Rothenburg Germany

On our excursion to Germany, we spent two leisurely days in a picturesque little town called Rothenburg ob der Tauber. While strolling up and down the narrow streets, we noticed a particular pastry peering back at us from behind the glass at several bakeries: schneebällen, or snowballs. The recipe for schneebällen has been around for … Read more Trying Schneebällen for the First Time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

River Surfing in Munich, Germany

river surfers waiting their turn, Munich Germany

Munich, Germany offers a lot in the way of attractions, shopping and great restaurants – everything a big city should have. But they also have something you won’t see in most other cities: river surfing. Every day, as many as one hundred surfers come to the Eisbach (German for “icy creek”) to catch a few waves. The … Read more River Surfing in Munich, Germany

A Day Trip to Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

A visit to Germany just isn’t complete without seeing the spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle. We booked a day trip through a local Munich-based tour group to get there. The tour also included a stop at Linderhof Palace. Both Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein were built by King Ludwig, also known as the Mad King Ludwig. Ludwig II was … Read more A Day Trip to Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle

Kabanes Halbbitter Liqueur Review (Germany)

Kabanes bottle

Here we are again, time for another liqueur review! This time I’m reviewing a liqueur from Germany called Kabanes. (As a side note, technically the second “A” in Kabanes should have an umlaut accent over it, as it does on the label.) We purchased this bottle in 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Coincidentally, that’s also where it’s … Read more Kabanes Halbbitter Liqueur Review (Germany)

Supper at Zur Höll in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Zur Höll Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is easily one of the prettiest, most picturesque little towns in Germany. In fact, this was one of the many reasons we wanted to spend some time here. Rothenburg first piqued our interest when a photo of the Plönlein, one of the most photographed places in Germany, graced the cover of our 2015 Europe … Read more Supper at Zur Höll in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

The Imperial Roman Baths in Trier, Germany

Imperial Roman Baths

Germany has a ton of Roman ruins scattered about, and Trier is no exception. We spent three days in this quaint little city. You could barely throw a stone in any direction without hitting some Roman ruins. One of our favourite sites was the Imperial Roman Baths. The meager entry fee of €4.00 made us … Read more The Imperial Roman Baths in Trier, Germany

Taking a Beer and Brewery Tour in Munich

Empty Hofbrauhaus mug

Germany is, without question, one of the most famous countries for beer. When I told my dad we were spending some time in Germany, he instructed me to have a few pints for him. He said he remembered the beer being exceptional when he was stationed there “back in the day.” So what better way … Read more Taking a Beer and Brewery Tour in Munich

Landschaftspark – Repurposing Industrial Sites for Public Use

Blast Furnace #5, Landschaftspark Germany

Most major cities have an area or neighborhood that they consider an eyesore. It’s one of those aesthetically unappealing districts that no one really wants to see – especially tourists. Often, that eyesore comes in the form of an industrial area – factories, pulp mills, power plants, scrap metal yards, steel mills, chemical plants, and … Read more Landschaftspark – Repurposing Industrial Sites for Public Use

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