Stacy on October 8th, 2010

We took a day trip to the “Romantic Rhine” – specifically the area more prosaically known as the Upper Middle Rhine.  This UNESCO World Heritage site features about 40 castles in a 65 kilometer stretch between Bingen and Koblenz.   Related Images:

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Stacy on July 3rd, 2010

Mainau (the “Flower Island”) is a popular destination in Lake Constance (or the Bodensee).  It has over 100 acres of gardens, a palace with a huge rose garden, an arboretum, and a butterfly house.  We took a day trip there over the 4th of July weekend. It was beautiful, but HOT!  It was over 90 […]

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Stacy on November 28th, 2009

For Thanksgiving this year, we took a train trip to Berlin.  We’ve now mastered the intricacies of public transportation in Stuttgart—caught the 0607 bus from the stop around the corner, to the Böblingen station to catch the S-Bahn to the Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof, and on to the train, where we discovered it is indeed easy to […]

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Stacy on September 5th, 2009

Three times a year, Heidelberg has a castle lighting event.  The Heidelberg Schloss is lit up to look like it’s on fire, in memory of the three times in history (1689, 1693 and 1764) when the castle actually was on fire (twice under attack, finally destroyed by lightning).  It seems that thousands of people converge […]

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Stacy on June 21st, 2009

In Germany, the “Fairy Tale Road” winds through a collection of towns and areas where fairy tales took place.  The Brothers Grimm traveled around this region collecting tales and stories.  We didn’t really follow this road and visit all the places, but we did sort of make our own Fairy Tale Road with our trip […]

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Stacy on May 24th, 2009

Our Memorial Day trip was to the Black Forest area.  We stayed in a nice little bed and breakfast type hotel called Hotel Moosgrund, and from there we went to Titisee-Neustadt to spend the morning at Lake Titisee, and then to Triberg, one of the most popular destinations in the Black Forest. Related Images:

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Stacy on May 22nd, 2009

For Memorial Day weekend, we decided to see a few things inside Germany.  Our first stop was Europa Park, Germany’s largest theme park.  Related Images:

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Stacy on April 10th, 2009

The last stop on our spring break trip was Cologne.  The two main items on our agenda here were the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) and the Chocolate Museum.  Related Images:

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Stacy on April 5th, 2009

Day 1 of spring break!  Our first stop was Trier, just a few hours away from home.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day, warm and sunny, blue skies–a great start to the vacation. Related Images:

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Stacy on January 5th, 2009

We were looking for something quick and interesting to do for Mom’s last couple of days visiting, so decided to take the short trip to visit the Ritter Sport store.  Ritter Sport is a chocolate company (their chocolate bars are sold all over the world), and the headquarters and factory is in Waldenbuch, which is […]

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