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Why Rüdesheim Coffee is a Unique Treat in Rüdesheim Germany
Why Rüdesheim Coffee is a Unique Treat in Rüdesheim Germany

Why Rüdesheim Coffee is a Unique Treat in Rüdesheim Germany

Rüdesheim Germany is located in the midst of Riesling country, that precise region along the banks of the Rhine River where Riesling grapes grow in abundance. And while the Riesling produced in this region is the best in the world,…

Cuckoo Clocks and other Great Souvenirs from Germany’s Black Forest
Cuckoo Clocks and other Great Souvenirs from Germany’s Black Forest

Cuckoo Clocks and other Great Souvenirs from Germany’s Black Forest

Germany’s Black Forest region has long been renowned for talented wood carvers. These are the people, starting as far back as 1600, who began carving the intricate patterns that are now so cherished in authentic German cuckoo clocks. Cuckoo clocks…

Authentic German Christmas Markets in the U.S.
Authentic German Christmas Markets in the U.S.

Authentic German Christmas Markets in the U.S.

Germany is famous for Christmas markets, a tradition that dates to the 1600s in Nuremberg. Held in town squares beginning the Friday after the first Advent Sunday, the markets usually include timber structures decorated with holly bows and fragrant evergreen.…

Where to Sleep in a European Castle Hotel Just Like A Princess
Where to Sleep in a European Castle Hotel Just Like A Princess

Where to Sleep in a European Castle Hotel Just Like A Princess

Castles are among those truly European architectural accomplishments that, try as we might, Americans just can’t pull off. Sure, Walt Disney built one for Cinderella, but he copied the look from the very real Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria. Although it’s…

Berlin Germany’s Ampelmänn Makes a Great Souvenir
Berlin Germany’s Ampelmänn Makes a Great Souvenir

Berlin Germany’s Ampelmänn Makes a Great Souvenir

Berlin’s Ampelmänn is simple a crossing guard, an electronic figure who appears in most of the street lights indicating when it is safe to walk. When it’s not, Ampelmänn turns red and extends his arms. When it’s OK to walk, Ampelmänn…