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Germany

Trier

For the last day of our trip we took the train from Luxembourg back into Germany to visit Trier. Although a small town of only 110,000 people, Trier appeared in…

Bernkastel

During our stay in Luxembourg, our friend Diana took us on a road trip to nearby Bernkastel-Kues in Germany. Divided by a river, the town is named similarly to Budapest,…

Dusseldorf

One gray morning we took the train north to Dusseldorf. Only an hour away, the larger city didn’t have the same size of markets as Cologne, but instead had booths…

Christmas markets!

We visited three markets near our hotel in Cologne. While we did see other parts of the central part of town, our primary focus was the markets both day and…

Cologne

We flew out of Seattle the day after Thanksgiving heading to Germany. We had always wanted to visit the Christmas markets and we finally got around to doing so. But…

Regensburg

After leaving Jim and Neva in Munich, Kim and I traveled to the German city of Regensburg for the weekend. It was my third visit to the old Roman settlement,¬†and…

Nuremberg

For our other trip outside of Munich, we rode the train north to Bavaria’s second largest city, Nuremberg. Home to a large altstadt (old town) the city also has an…

Outside Munich

When we weren’t walking around Munich itself, we spent time touring Bavaria. One morning four of us (minus Kim) took the train to the nearby town of Dachau to tour…

Munich

After two leisurely weeks in the mountains of Switzerland, we arrived in Munich two days before meeting old friend Jim Bochenek and three days before meeting sister Kelly. After they…

Berlin

Sometimes we pick a destination because we’ve always dreamed of visiting there, and sometimes we just check the specials and see what’s most affordable. For the August bank holiday we…