Visiting the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie

It’s over twenty years now since the Berlin Wall came down, and Germans will soon be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the reunification of east and west Germany, too. When you visit Berlin, there are numerous ways to experience this history, centering around the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, and including these popular tourist attractions: […]

Museums in Berlin

It’s almost hard to fathom, but the city of Berlin is home to more than 170 museums and collections and they offer a foray into virtually every area of art and history. With this in mind it seems as though any trip should be punctuated with trips to a variety of museums that would enhance […]

City Hall in Bamberg, Germany – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Bamberg Altes Rathaus and was taken by Qole Pejorian Photo credit: Qole Pejorian This is a picture of the city hall of Bamberg, Germany. This building, which is called Altes Rathaus, is located over a river on a rock. The architecture utilized is that of the renaissance […]

Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria

The Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria Germany is one of the most famous castles in the world and an incredible architectural structure that would make any princess swoon with envy.

Stopover Tips for Frankfurt, Germany

The city of Frankfurt may not be the most exciting destination Germany has to offer, but with the large Frankfurt International Airport being such a hub for air traffic in and out of Europe, it is quite likely that you might find yourself in Frankfurt overnight with some time to kill. If you do wind […]

Start Planning For Oktoberfest

Every year, October races around so fast that many people I know who’ve been planning to make it to Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest discover they’ve left their planning to late again – so start making your bookings soon! Especially for beer lovers, there’s nothing like a trip to the beer tent on the Theresienwiese in […]

Book Review: Rick Steves’ Germany 2009

Germany’s cities are not sexy destinations like Paris or Rome, but they certainly have a lot to offer – and that’s the message that comes through in the most recent Rick Steves’ Germany 2009 guide. With some cities given a real boost, others, however, are not spoken of so highly, and most of the country […]

Best International Parties

Maybe you’ve already been to all the big parties in the US. Or maybe you just want to see how your neighbors in the Global Village celebrate. But in case you were wondering, there’s a whole world of parties out there. Carnival- Rio de Janeiro Although Carnival is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil […]