Germany: Christmas Market Magic in Frankfurt

Having visited Christmas markets in a number of European countries, there really is nowhere that does it quite like Germany. In the past we have visited Düsseldorf, Cologne and Berlin Christmas markets are loved them all. From the smell of the sizzling bratwurst to the lashings of steaming glühwein German Christmas markets are, for me, the epitome of Christmas and if I get the chance to visit one, I jump at the chance. Therefore when our friend asked if we would like to join him on a surprise trip for his wife and 14-month old daughter to Frankfurt, the week before Christmas, there was…

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Germany: 8 Free Hot Spots You Must Visit in Nuremberg

Now, we are by no means budget travellers, however, we are budget conscious travellers. Therefore, we always, where possible try to stretch our money as far as it will go and try to incorporate as many free things into our itinerary as possible. Therefore, when we visited Nuremberg recently, we tracked down a number of free things to see in the Old Town. All of which are beautiful and unique and certainly worth visiting for yourself if you are planning a trip to this amazing city.

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Germany: 4 Things To Do To Ensure A Great Nuremberg Trip

We headed to Nuremberg last month for Mr. ESLT’s birthday. We both love visiting Germany so when the opportunity to visit Nuremberg arose we jumped at the chance. Nuremberg has a well-documented history. Adolf Hitler declared that it was his favourite German city and it became the venue for the Nazi Party Rallies and the subsequent Nuremberg Trials. Nuremberg and its inhabitants paid the price for Hitler’s love of and the Nazi’s strong hold on the city. Buildings were destroyed and thousands of lives were lost during World War II. However, over the past few decades, the city has been rebuilt and…

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Germany: The Nuremberg Culinary Scene

German cuisine is something that Mr. ESLT and I love indulging in when in the country. Having been to Germany a number of times, we were really looking forward to finding out what hearty delights Nuremberg had to offer us. With many traditional restaurants and plenty of places to eat outside and enjoy watching the world go by, we found Nuremberg to be a great city for foodies and we didn’t have to search far to find amazing, local traditional food. Here are some of the tastiest and most tempting Franconian dishes we found and had the pleasure of eating…

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Germany: 48 Hours in Hamburg, What To See & Do

When Ryanair offer £9.99 flights it’s hard not to take advantage of them. So when the offer hit my inbox, I instantly headed to their website to see where we could go for such a bargain price. We love Germany and having visited Dusseldorf, Cologne, Munich and Berlin before, when I saw Hamburg on the list of cheap flights I searched no further. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it offered a great reason to take a mini break. I thought Mr ESLT wouldn’t be up for a trip so soon after New York, but he surprised me…

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Germany: Glittering Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market, Berlin

Whenever I visit Germany it always seems to be in the winter months meaning the days are short and it tends to be cold. These things aren’t too much of a problem, it’s simply a case of organising your day so you see what you want to see during daylight hours and wrapping up warm against the elements. I personally would always choose to visit somewhere during the summer months wearing sandals and enjoying al fresco dining. So why always visit Germany during winter then, I hear you ask? The simple answer – German Christmas Markets! As soon as we booked…

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