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 …

Monday´s special: Stadtbad OKERAUE, Wolfenbüttel

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The recently renovated swimming pool complex in Wolfenbüttel, (Stadtbad Okeraue) is a great place to be in the upcoming school summer holidays if you are about to spend the holidays in the region or at home. As we all know, the weather here is rather unpredictable, but this complex found a great solution for this “problem” – it has a …

Monday´s special: LÖWE-PFAD FOREST WALK, Wolfenbüttel

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LÖWE stands for “Langfristige Ökologische WaldEntwicklung”, in translation this would mean “long-term ecological forest development. The path is 2,5 km long and along the way there are many stops with educational content. Besides those stations, there are many other signs explaining the facts about our forests (including names of trees) and other areas where your kids can test their balance …