Munich City Center – Yarn Shops & Other Attractions

You can see where my priorities lie – whenever I visit a new city, the yarn shops rate just a little higher than the other attractions.  Munich was no different.  I’ll take you on a little tour: Tourists gather at the Marionplatz or Mary’s Plaza, at the very heart of Munich.  It would be easy […]

Buying Train Tickets for Travel in Germany

Last week, I wrote about the benefits of buying a Eurail Pass rather than buying point-to point tickets.  I promised to follow up this week with some information about buying individual train tickets in Germany. Why Germany?  Because the German rail system, Deutsche Bahn, and their website is fantastic – if you know how to use […]

The Magnificent Cologne Cathedral

The city of Cologne, Germany, holds one of the most magnificent cathedrals in all of Europe.  Approaching the city, the spires of the church are visible for miles. My daughter and I boarded a train from northern Germany – just across the border from our friends’ home in the Netherlands.  The cathedral came into view long […]

Castles along the Rhine

A cruise along the Rhine River in Germany, from Koblenz to Bingen, will reveal over twenty-five castles or castle ruins.  Some of them allow visitors, while others can only be viewed from the river. Three castles that I find most interesting are the Marksburg Castle, the Rheinfels Castle Ruins and Burg Reichenstein. The Marksburg Castle near […]