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The Speicherstadt Hamburg- More than just Warehouses…

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How did a warehouse district manage to get UNESCO Status? Well, the Speicherstadt Hamburg is incredibly photogenic… rows of neo-Gothic brick warehouses tower over the water connected by bridges (fun fact, Hamburg has more bridges than Venice). But it’s more than just looks. Think of the Speicherstadt Hamburg as a city within a city. An […]

Titan-RT! Crossing the Longest Suspension Bridge in Germany

Surfing in Munich -Landlocked Munich becomes a Surfing Mecca!

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Things you expect to see in Munich… Beer, Lederhosen, churches, Biergarten…. But, unless you’ve been clued in, you don’t expect to see surfing in Munich. Munich might be 300 miles from the nearest Ocean, but that doesn’t stop expert surfers from carving through the waves. It turns out, a man made wave in an arm […]

The Speicherstadt Hamburg- More than just Warehouses…

A Visit to the Nuremberg Toy Museum- Spielzeugmuseum Nuremberg

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The Nuremberg Spielzeugmuseum is considered be among the best Toy Museums in the world. This makes sense, since Nuremberg has been a hub of toy making since the Middle Ages. HUNDREDS of toy makers had their workshops along the cobblestoned streets and ways. Not only that, Nuremberg is the home of the first mass produced […]

The Speicherstadt Hamburg- More than just Warehouses…

What is an Asam Church?

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When I stepped in to the Klosterkirche (Monastery Chapel) in Weltenburg, it took my breath away. The chapel contains a masterclass in Baroque Architecture. Every surface decorated with carvings and paintings…gilding and statuary… all from the minds of the Asam Brothers.  Now, while planning my trip to Germany in 2019, I stumbled across a suggestion […]

October 31st, Martin Luther, and the Protestant Reformation

A Visit to the Silent Night Chapel Oberndorf Austria

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We’ve all sung it hundreds of times, in German, Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht or in English, Silent Night.  It’s THE Christmas song in most German households… the last song before the end of the Christmas Eve church Service, the last song before the Bescherung. Silent Night is a song we all know the words to […]

The Speicherstadt Hamburg- More than just Warehouses…