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Padlocks of Love in Koln, Germany

Remember this bridge? It’s the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge that crosses the Rhine river in Cologne, Germany. Here’s a really cool aerial shot of it. Remember that YouTube video I linked to a couple of days ago showing this bridge destroyed during WWII? Back then it was a railway and street bridge. Anyway, reconstruction of this bridge […]

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A Tale of Two German Cathedrals, Three Wise Men, and One Roman Emperor

Kölner Dom in Cologne, Germany The Cologne Cathedral sits on the bank of the Rhine river. It was built in stages over 600 years (1248-1880)! According to Wikipedia, it was the tallest structure in the world for four years until the Washington Monument was completed in 1884. Did you know that 95% of Cologne was […]

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Christmas Market in Aachen, Germany

Dear Aachen, we fell under your medieval spell. Your storybook-perfect Christmas market between Charlemagne’s Cathedral and your 14th century Town Hall made us feel like children again, giddy with the delights of the season. Of course, you were most spectacular after dark. And though some of your Christmas vendors seemed similar to the ones in […]

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Wordless Wednesday ~ 21: Upon Reflection-Köln, Germany

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Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) in Köln (Cologne), Germany

What is more magical than a German Christmas Market? How about one at the foot of Koln’s magnificent cathedral, the Kölner Dom? There are street musicians—this one is playing a saw. And market stalls filled with traditional gifts and delicious food. But as evening falls… … that is when the magic begins. The busy, outside […]

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Köln (Cologne), Germany

We’re back and exhausted! Three full days of walking and shopping will do that to you, I suppose. ;-) I have a bunch of photos to share, but first things first: Our Thanksgiving Dinner! It was a Herr, not a Fräulein, who brought us our beer. And it was in a glass, not a stein. […]

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The Hague, The Netherlands (from our trip in July)

This is a continuation of the trip we took in July to Brussels/Bruges/The Hague/Paris. I am trying to catch up on my travel posts since we going on holiday next week. So today, it’s The Hague and tomorrow Paris (finally, Lucylucia, right?) The Hague (Den Haag), The Netherlands Counting back, this is the third time we […]

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Mad King Ludwig’s Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles

Wake up early if you want to visit “Mad” King Ludwig’s castles. From Munich, they’re a little more than two hours via train and bus. Oh, and prepare yourself for the crowds, though I must admit in June they’re not horrible. We took the 7 AM train from Munich to Fussen. That really doesn’t seem […]

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (warning: grim)

I almost didn’t write this post. I procrastinated, mainly because every time I thought about it, my stomach clenched and I was unsure of what I wanted to say. It’s a tough subject. So then I made a deal with myself that I would only show a few pictures and include a link to the […]

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Documentation Centre and Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg, Germany

Our trip to Germany included some stops that I must admit wouldn’t have been on my list of things to see had it not been for Mr. DJ’s interest in the First and Second World Wars. If it were up to me, we’d be in museums and cafés. If it were left up to Roxi, […]

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