THÜRINGEN – 4 days camping road trip

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Not so long ago, it was still kind of planned that we pack up our “summer clothes” and drive off to SYLT – a German island I´ve been really eager to visit ever since I moved over here. But then, well, as we by now probably all know, plans changed. It would have been a long drive by myself and …

LÜNEBURGER HEIDE – a weekend trip

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Friday after Gin´s work we drove off to explore the blooming fields of Lüneburger Heide for the weekend – finally! I have to admit I had no clue this beautiful nature park even existed before I moved to Germany and have been wanting to visit it for “years” now. The best time to visit is late July – mid September …

road trips in Germany: Bremen – Cuxhaven – Helgoland – Bremerhaven

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Another great weekend is behind us and once again, Germany seized to surprise not only me, but this time also Gin! We drove off Friday morning and had 3 days time to spent on the northern coast – we chose Cuxhaven as a base. It was one of those spontaneous decisions, we booked a place to sleep only a few …

off the beaten track in Germany – HELGOLAND

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Since we have the awesome opportunity to enjoy a 3-day weekend every weekend for the next couple of weeks, we tend to make the best of it. And since summer is (or at least should be) coming, we thought of visiting the German north coast again. I was never in Cuxhaven and so, we had our goal. And as I …

RÜGEN – 4 days on the largest German island

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After the Easter holidays here in Germany, a whole series of holiday days start. 1st of May, then the “Christi Himmelfahrt”, followed by “Pfingsten” – so if you are smart and take some additional days off, you can have quite a few longer weekends. The past weekend was one of those, we had 4 days! And so we booked a …

CENTER PARCS – (family) Freetime parcs

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Center Parcs are very popular FREETIME PARKS we could say, set between woods, lakes, the sea or mountains – in Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. In each park is built based on a similar concept, so once you were in one of them you pretty much know what to expect elsewhere. There is always a central building (called Market …

road trips in GERMANY: Hamburg – Lübeck – Scharbeutz – Kiel

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Moving to Germany gave me the opportunity to use some of the weekends (especially those few longer ones) for short trips to different parts of the country where I have never been before. Especially the northern coastal part is so different to anything I knew before and that´s why I always love to go there. Last year in the early …

a weekend in: NUREMBERG

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Our FIRST TIME ever in Nürnberg was short but sweet! We stayed in a nice cosy hotel just about 50 metres from the famous Christmas market in the old town, so we were able to walk around and up to all the major tourist attractions and sights. The Christkindlesmarkt being one of the most famous Christmas markets in the world …