Category: Parks, Zoos & Aquariums

Visiting the Black Forest with Kids

Visiting the Black Forest with Kids

| February 25, 2016 | Reply

It’s no secret that the Black Forest is a major tourist destination.  Many people say you can’t visit Germany without visiting the region. But the Black Forest isn’t just a romantic drive while shopping for cuckoo clocks; there is plenty to do with the kids all over the area.  Here are just 7 of those fun diversions… […]

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A Fairy World for the Family: Feenweltchen and Feengrottoes theme playground and caves

A Fairy World for the Family: Feenweltchen and Feengrottoes theme playground and caves

| October 2, 2014 | Reply

Fall has set in, but Fairy World and Fairy Grottoes in central Germany’s wooded Saalfeld is still open for tours and playtime. It’s a great place to take the little ones, pre-school through elementary school.  You can never have enough simple but magical places for kids to be kids–and who doesn’t love walking through a […]

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Germany’s Oldest Zoo: Tierpark Sababurg

Germany’s Oldest Zoo: Tierpark Sababurg

| September 23, 2014 | Reply

While staying in Sababurg, just north of Kassel, we decided to visit Germany’s oldest zoo despite cold weather.  It was empty of visitors, so we wandered the zoo feeling as if behind the scenes.  In a large field, the buffalo, horses and deer we had watched from the castle Dornrösenschloss Sababurg were wandering within a very large […]

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To Do in Köln: Cable Cars

To Do in Köln: Cable Cars

| September 10, 2014 | Reply

So many German cities have some sort of Seilbahn, be it cable cars in the sky or funicular trolley-like cable cars on the ground. Köln (Cologne) is no different; however, its cable cars move high overhead, crossing the Rhein from the air. Köln’s cable cars, which are celebrating their 50th year in the air, fit a […]

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Trees, Pools, Injuries, Learning, and McDonald’s—a Typical Martindale Weekend

Trees, Pools, Injuries, Learning, and McDonald’s—a Typical Martindale Weekend

| September 30, 2013 | 3 Replies

This weekend we checked out more of a German state we’ve enjoyed in the past, the state of Thüringen. We started out by heading to Nationalpark Hainich to visit the Baumkronenpfad, a boardwalk path above the treetops, with an observation tower and optional rope walks within the canopy. The path ascends several levels, and snakes […]

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Dirty and Rejuvenated in Bad Orb

Dirty and Rejuvenated in Bad Orb

| August 10, 2013 | 1 Reply

Ever since reading about barefoot parks and trails, I’ve wanted to check out the one in our state of Hessen. At 4.5 km, the Barfuβpfad in Bad Orb happens to be the longest barefoot trail in Germany. These parks have various materials and natural landscapes that you walk through throughout the paths. Sometimes you’re walking […]

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