Posts tagged "Germany"
Germany's Brandy and Pancakes

Germany’s Brandy and Pancakes

Rudesheim, Germany is home to wines and smooth Asbach brandy. The making of Rudesheimer Coffee is to heat the brandy by using a flame, pour in coffee and top with lots of pure whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. Kamila skillfully made the drinks which gave me a good night’s sleep!                ...
Wine River/Rhine River Cruise on AMAWaterways

Wine River/Rhine River Cruise on AMAWaterways

  Rhine river castle and vineyard Passionate about wines, this was just the right river cruise.  And I learned, it’s not about red or white wines and how to pair with food, it’s drinking what you like.  That’s a refreshing concept. I boarded the AMAWaterways ship in Basel, Switzerland on a chilly November afternoon but...

Checkpoint Charlie, Looking in Different Directions

                      A machine gun turret was over my shoulder, yet I tried to remain calm as the East German and Soviet police made me sign a confession.  It was 1976 and the Berlin wall was as solid as the American dollar back then.  Not knowing it...

Deichgraf Restaurant in Cosmopolitan Hamburg, Germany

Elegant yet comfortably decorated in a Northern Germany sort of way, owner Margret Ismer, has landed her Hamburg restaurant on the must-see list. After many years in the food industry business, Marget opened Deichgraf Restaurant, which is devoted to serving traditional Hamburg foods and offering excellent service. Set on a canal with the front door opening...

Travel Insurance – The Reassurance You Can’t Do Without

A broken ankle changed the fun trip what were we to do about getting home? It all happened so fast as our friend accidentally slipped and fell on a step and landed with a crashing sound.A click of the mouse and the Internet had my upcoming trip to Germany all ready to go. Only now...
Locked hearts along the Rhine

Locked hearts along the Rhine

The train ride from Frankfurt to Cologne was along the scenic Rhine river where the cruise ships bring many eager tourists to see the towns and here I was taking it in from the train.  Now I see why the Rhine river cruises are so popular. The river flows with a strong current and looks very...

Christmas Market on the Danube – Passou, Germany

I rounded the corner on the snow plowed cobblestone streets and my fellow passenger carefully chose her steps heading towards a centuries old building. She knew the route and while her heavy scarf blew in the wind she smiled with anticipation of what was ahead in the Christmas Markets in Europe. She had been here...

Christmas Markets on the River Cruise

Christmas Markets on the Danube River  I watched the petite woman carefully pick her steps on the snowplowed cobblestone streets, as we quickly rounded the corner of a centuries-old building. Her long scarf blew in the wind and she smiled with anticipation of what lay ahead in the Christmas Market in Passau, Germany. She had...

The Real Lebkuchen

The debate has raged for centuries over the origin of the German cookie Lebkuchen and which one is the real deal. Nuremberg, Germany is thought to be the birth place of the “biscuit” and there are many varieties to choose from. The authentic cookie resembles a brick with a few almonds baked into the top....