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Glühwein Circles: Dieburg

Glühwein Circles: Dieburg

| September 22, 2014 | Reply

Dieburg features a Glühwein Circle in the Marktplatz every weekend throughout December.  The town gets in the spirit of Glühwein a little early with Martinsmarkt; they don’t throw another giant Shebang in December. The Dieburg Glühwein Circle is much like any other: a place where local folks gather on weekends to eat, drink, and be merry!

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Darmstadt Christmas Market in Photos

Darmstadt Christmas Market in Photos

| September 22, 2014 | Reply

Darmstadt offers a relatively small market, for a city.  There is a small section of stalls on Luisenplatz, but the main part of the market sits around the Schloss.  On the corner there is a children’s area, then across the street is the main market.  Most stands were very commercial and many items were not German crafted, […]

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A Hike in the Rheingau

A Hike in the Rheingau

| September 18, 2014 | Reply

Assmannshausen to Rüdesheim Difficulty: Easy Distance: 4-7 km depending upon the route you take and whether you use any of the Sielbahn transportation Starting point: Assmannshausen train station Ever since the first hike Sequoia and I took in the Rheingau, it has been a favorite region of mine.  The hike we happened upon was absolutely wonderful, but […]

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They All Slept Together in a Little Crooked Haus: The Crooked Hotel – Schiefes Haus – of Ulm, Germany

They All Slept Together in a Little Crooked Haus: The Crooked Hotel – Schiefes Haus – of Ulm, Germany

| September 18, 2014 | Reply

Not too long ago, we visited Ulm in order to climb the spiral staircase of Münster cathedral.  We would need some rest after climbing round and round, so booking a crooked hotel seemed fit.   In Fishermen’s Quarter (Fischerviertel), just steps away from restaurants, shops, and a bit of an artsy-fartsy vibe, the centuries-old Schiefes Haus leans into […]

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Schloss Auerbach in the Rain

Schloss Auerbach in the Rain

| September 17, 2014 | Reply

One rainy day when Sequoia and I had to kill some time, we stopped by the ruins of Schloss Auerbach.  The ruins sit atop a hill in the Odenwald, just off the Autobahn.   The ruins are not robust, but there are a few little details that will keep a child interested as you explore the grounds. […]

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