German Shield Charms – Collect Memories on a Bracelet

Some people collect spoons, other collect patches or post cards; still other people collect beer steins. I don’t know when it began, but somewhere in my childhood I started collecting German Shield Charms for a charm bracelet. These special little charms are all painted with a place name, and then enameled. I fasten mine on to a silver bracelet that I…

Christmas Markets Along the Rhine- Cruise the Rhine in December

There is something magical about a German Christmas Market Holiday, especially along the Rhine River. The smell of Gingerbread, grilling Sausages and roasting Chestnuts fills the air…. you hear musicians playing Christmas Carols…. rows of booths sell hand made wooden toys, blown glass German Christmas Ornaments, candles, pewter mugs, and Advent Wreaths….. singers and performers take the stage with special Christmas…

Traveling to Germany with Kids – It’s Easier than You Think!

  Traveling to Germany with kids is fairly easy. I’ve done it a few times now… with kids of all ages. There have never been problems getting around, the food is not so strange that your picky eaters will starve, and there are a lot of fun things to keep the whole family happy. Just do a little planning, be realistic with…

Castles on the Mosel River -Moselle River Valley Castles

Sure, everyone is familiar with the Rhine. We’ve all heard the songs and legends (and maybe even seen a puppet show) based on the mighty river that crosses the length of Germany from south to north. But with so much focus on the romantic Rhine,  people tend to forget the Mosel River, which is a tremendous shame, because the Castles…

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