Tag: Germany

Spending an Afternoon in Strasbourg, France

Visiting the French city of Strasbourg, you experience what it is like to be an area that has seen tremendous conflict between various cultures over 2,000 years and the impacts seen today. From the German architecture of its buildings in the historic city center to the French language and food found throughout the city, Strasbourg ...

The Perfect Medieval Castle in France to Visit

Situated in the Alsace Region of France is a picture-perfect, mountain-top castle straight from the Middle Ages. Visiting the castle, Haut-Koenigsbourg, you are instantly transported back to a time of knights, peasants, and nobility as this medieval castle is absolutely a wonderful place to visit with some amazing views of the Rhine River Valley, and ...

There Is a lot to Love about Worms, Germany – and it is more than the city’s name….

Okay, so for us Americans, we find the name of the town "Worms" to be funny.  The city is not named after a plaque of "worms" but its name has its origin from Latin "Vormatia" meaning "settlement in a watery area" - yeah, I did NOT take Latin!  But, in German, the letter "W" is ...

Picking the Perfect Day Trip from Frankfurt or Stuttgart – the Town of Speyer – One of the oldest cities in Germany

Speyer is located about 20 minutes south of where we live in Ludwigshafen, and was settled about 5000 years ago by early nomadic tribes.  In about 10 BC, Speyer became a settlement as part of the Roman Empire.   As with this part of Germany, the Rhineland-Palatinate area has been settled numerous times between the Romans, ...

How to Properly Watch Germany win the 2014 World Cup

I will honestly admit that I did not grow up a soccer fan.  In the US, soccer is a very popular sport played by kids, as proven by the popularity of the "Soccer Mom".  But, as kids grow up, they seem to stop playing soccer and move on to other interests.  And, the best teams ...

Picking the Perfect Day Trip from Frankfurt or Stuttgart – the wine villages of Edenkoben & St. Martin, Germany

Our group of internal consultants are located here in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, Dubai, Kenya, and France.  So, twice a year, we get together for a couple of days to share knowledge and for team building events.  This summer's meeting was held during the last week of June in the ...