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The Passion Play of Oberammergau

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The Passion Play of Oberammergau holds a special place in German history. Part Pilgrimage part spectacle, every 10 years this amazing event brings over 450,000 visitors to the small mountain town of Oberammergau in Bavaria. Over four months, the locals (and yes, it’s only locals, not professional actors) stage 103 Performances that last over 5 […]

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Brown Signs on the Autobahn- Tourist Attractions in Germany

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I’m the kind of person who loves roadside attractions. If there is a sign saying “Biggest Ball of Yarn” or “Caves of Wonder”, I’m telling the driver to PULL OVER! So you can imagine my delight (and my family’s frustration) when I discovered the Brown Signs on the Autobahn pointing out German Tourist attractions! Everywhere […]

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What is a Stammtisch? In Germany, it’s a Table for Regulars

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You walk into a German Gasthaus, Wirtschaft, Restaurant or Biergarten… and you see it! The perfect table! Close to the Bar, the right distance from the bandstand, and the perfect conversation spot… you make a beeline, delighted to rest your legs after a long day of touring. (Remember, in Germany, you generally seat yourself). Then […]

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Lunch at the Wurstkuche Regensburg- The Oldest Restaurant in Germany

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Next to the Steinernen Brucke (Stone Bridge) in Regensburg you will find a small green building surrounded by crowds.  The Wurstkuche Regensburg has been serving up sausages to dockworkers and now tourists for hundreds of years in the same location. So, of course, while visiting Regensburg for the Christmas Markets, I could not pass up […]

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What to do in Lüneburg, Germany-Our Quick visit to this Beautiful Town

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In July my daughter and I ended up in Lüneburg. This beautiful Medieval town in Northern Germany made a great “lay-over” spot between a city tour of Hamburg and our big day of hiking in the Lüneburger Heide. Lüneburg’s charm comes from it’s well-preserved Altstadt, along with a calming effect from being a Kur-Ort. Even […]

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