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Road Trip: Driving the Fairytale Road in Germany

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Germany is the country of the Brothers Grimm. Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty are some of their most famous fairy tales. You can recapture your childhood and find inspiration in the tales of the Brothers Grimm along the Fairytale Road in Germany. And it’s one of the country’s most scenic drives, too. This scenic route offers a picturesque drive through the country and invites you to delve into the intriguing nuances of the Brothers Grimm’s storytelling. However, be prepared for an experience that may defy your preconceived expectations.

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German Weihnachtsmarkts: Why You Should Visit the Christmas Markets in Germany

Weihnachtsmarkt, Christkindlmarkt, or simply Christmas Markets, hold a significant place in my winter memories in Germany. While the warmth of family during my childhood Christmases in America remains dear to my heart, I can’t help but miss the open-air holiday celebrations in Germany. The enchanting Christmas Markets across the country added a unique magic during the three years I explored them with my husband and children. This chapter undeniably stands out on my list of unforgettable experiences. Allow me to share why.

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Drive the Romantic Road in Germany and Rev Up Your Engine

The Romantic Road is a picturesque route connecting over twenty-four charming Bavaria towns. The term “Romantic Road” was coined in the 1950s to describe this 350-kilometer (approximately 217-mile) stretch of highway in southern Germany. Specifically, the Romantic Road denotes the route between Würzburg and Füssen. Consequently, it is often called the “Romantic Road for Couples in Love.”

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Eating Pizza Like a local with a Knife and Fork in Germany

Every country has its quirks, peculiarities, social etiquette that contributes to its overall culture. Some are reasonable, some from an outsider’s perspective, can seem odd. But it’s adopting these habits into daily life, even if only temporarily, that make living abroad fun, rewarding and unpredictable. Some, like eating pizza with a fork, is just eating like a local.

My apartment in Baumholder

Welcome to My Apartment in Baumholder Germany

Don’t get me wrong, I loved our little apartment in Baumholder, but that town was well-known for its contrary weather. We fondly and not so fondly referred to it as the rock. We lived in an old stone mansion that had been renovated into four large apartments. We shared the second floor with a retired German officer. The first floor was split between a US Major and his wife. Across the hall was a 90+ year old German widow.