Category: Northern Europe

Picking the Perfect Day Trip from Stuttgart or Munich – Travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

March 2013 has been a busy month with both Amanda & me getting into the full swing of work.  With that, I have not had much of an opportunity for any updated blog posts, and frankly this winter has been very long, so we have not taken any trips.  But, Amanda had gone back to ...

Frohe Ostern…Happy Easter! How Does Germany Celebrate Easter?

One quickly learns that "the church" is taken very seriously in Germany.  A look through history books, you can understand why?!  Germany, the area where Martin Luther posted his thesis against the Catholic Church starting the Protestant Reformation.  Germany, the land where many significant battles (yes, battles) between Protestants & Catholics during the Thirty Years ...

Learn How Technology Has Helped Our Move to Germany as an American Expat – Part 1

Moving to another country that is about 4,000 miles away with a 6 hour time zone change can be a bit overwhelming, especially if it’s to a country with a different language than home.  Without the technology of today, I cannot imagine how challenging a move like this would have been 30 years, heck for ...

See Why Germany Is More Than Just Bratwurst & Sauerkraut

Ask any American what they think of when you think of what German food is, and the answer most certainly will be bratwurst and sauerkraut.  But, the truth is....well....yes, there is bratwurst and sauerkraut here. Germany is about the size of Montana with the combined population of California, Texas, & New York and has 16 ...

Picking the Perfect Day Trip from Frankfurt or Stuttgart – Travel to Heidelberg, Germany

So, before I started work, I decided to be a tourist and visit one of the more popular tourist attraction towns of Heidelberg, Germany.  Heidelberg is located 20 minutes southeast of Mannheim by tram.  It is a very popular town to live in by foreigners because there is a fantastic international school present, it's very ...

Learn the 10 Things to Know about Shopping in Germany

As Americans, we take so many things for granted.  One of these is the super convenience of shopping in the US.  Of course, the trade-off of this convenience is the bombardment of commercials and advertising as companies vie for the ever decreasing share of Americans' disposable income. However, with that being said, in Germany, we ...