Stories tagged Germany

Fall 2023

Autumn in Germany

The Speicherstadt warehouse district in Hamburg, Germany is lined with canals. It’s the largest warehouse district in the world. Hamburg, Germany has more bridges than any other city in the world. Its 2,500 bridges are staggeringly more than Venice, Amsterdam and London combined! Packed with chic restaurants, trendy cafes, museums, bars and clubs, Hamburg is…

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Winter 2022 - The Holiday Issue

Christmas Crafts from the Village of Lauscha

The age-old art of handmade, glass-blown, and paper mache Christmas ornaments lives on in the village of Lauscha, in Germany's ancient Thuringian Forest. Karen LeBlanc in the Krebs Glas Lauscha showroom, open to the public. One of my favorite Christmas memories as a child was unspooling the tissue paper-wrapped silvered Christmas ornaments compartmentalized in cardboard…

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Fall 2022 - "Fall"-ing in Love with Fall

The Bertha Benz Historical Road Trip in Germany

One of ten certified hand-made replicas of the original Dr. Carl Benz “Patent-Motorwagon” produced by Mercedes-Benz to commemorate the company’s recent 100th anniversary, on display at the Midwest Dream Car Collection in Salina, Kansas. This is the model Bertha Benz drove on her history-making road trip between Mannheim and Pforzheim, commemorated as the Bertha Benz…

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Winter 2021 - The Magic of the Holidays

Explore Beautiful Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden is a popular winter destination in Germany. Photo courtesy of Berchtesgaden Tourism There’s nothing quite like a Bavarian mountain getaway Berchtesgaden, seen here in winter, is less than two hours by car from Munich.Photo courtesy of Berchtesgaden Tourism Once notorious as a 1930’s getaway for the Nazi elite, Berchtesgaden, Germany nowadays provides a captivating…

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Fall 2021 Issue - The Beauty of Fall

Fall Foliage Travels from Heidelberg to Happy Valley in Celebration of Oktoberfest

Overlooking Heidelberg, Germany from the top of the Philosophers Walk, including Heidelberg Castle above the Old Town and the Karl Theodore Bridge. Frequently void of huge crowds found during summer and the holidays, autumn is a wonderful season to travel. Amid generally pleasant early October temperatures, fall foliage dazzles us with colors that evoke childhood memories…

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