Behind Martin Luther and the Reformation was a strong woman, Katharina von Bora. Come with me and explore their legacy in Dresden, Leipzig and Torgau.
Germany’s second largest city has lots to offer and a weekend is not enough to see and do everything. But if that’s what you’ve got, that’s what you’ve got. Here are my tips for a Hamburg weekend break – Friday lunch to Sunday lunch: Friday: Hafen City, Speicherstadt and Karolinenviertel Stay at the cool 25hours […]
If you enjoy visiting sites of outstanding universal value – UNESCO World Heritage sites, that is – you will know that a few countries dominate the prestigious list by the sheer number of sites. Some would even say that some countries are over-represented, and that the value of some these sites is, well… not particularly outstanding. I’ll not […]
Germany’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site is in Hamburg. As you walk along the city’s harbour, passing the futuristic architecture in Hafen City on the way, you’ll notice a row of Gothic redbrick buildings just across the canal. That’s Speicherstadt, the old warehouse district. Speicherstadt is located on an island. Getting here – and wandering […]
I’m about to become blind, so this is the only photo you’ll find in this post. And it’s appropriately blurry. I’m at the enigmatically named Dialog im Dunkeln – Dialogue in the Dark – about to have one of the more eye-opening (no pun intended) experiences I’ve had in a long time. I’m with six other people – three […]
Thinking about visiting the Rhine Valley? There’s a long, winding river, delightful villages, cliffs with mythical maidens and more castles than anywhere else in the world. And that’s just a few Rhine Valley highlights. You can take a hotel boat, aka river cruise ship, up (or down) the river. Or you can rent a car and be […]
Reconstructed Roman frontier fort and pleasant setting for a forest restaurant Driving along the Rhine Valley a few weeks ago, I kept seeing signs for the Limes Route. What was this? A quick search on my phone told me this route followed the ancient Roman borders in Germania. I had a lot to cover in […]