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10 Interesting Things to do in Stuttgart, Germany

The city of Stuttgart is not only the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemburg, but it’s also home to the University of Stuttgart and both Mercedes and Porsche have production plants here. It may not be the most beautiful city in Germany - the Schlossplatz isn’t lined with half timbered houses - but it… Continue reading 10 Interesting Things to do in Stuttgart, Germany

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The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done For Travel

Alright folks, sit back and relax because I’ve got a story to tell you. I’ve only ever told a few people this story, but I think enough time has passed now that I can safely tell it to you all. It is the story of my one and only Tinder date while living in Germany.… Continue reading The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done For Travel

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Celebrating Fall at the Ludwigsburg Kürbisfest

Summer’s almost over and the fall season is just around the corner.  That means cool weather, cozy sweaters, changing leaves, and pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.  If you think this seasonal obsession with pumpkin is just an American thing, think again.  In Germany, pumpkins (or kürbis) are eaten like any other squash, but in the Fall get… Continue reading Celebrating Fall at the Ludwigsburg Kürbisfest

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Welcome to Walhalla. Now Where’s Thor?

Just outside Regensburg, about 20 minutes by bus, is a most interesting sight. Something you wouldn't expect to see in a tiny little town in Bavaria. A German hall of fame inside a Roman neo-classical building named after the mytical land of the Norse Gods. According to Wikipedia, it was built by King Ludwig I… Continue reading Welcome to Walhalla. Now Where’s Thor?

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Tips for Attending a Beer Festival

When you think of Germany, what's the first thing that comes to mind?  If you said Oktoberfest then you are not thinking big enough!  Oktoberfest may be the most well known, but it is far from the only beer festival in Germany.  There are plenty of them through out the year in most cities throughout the… Continue reading Tips for Attending a Beer Festival

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Tübingen: A Classic German Town

Western Europe can intimidate people because it's perceived to be an expensive place to visit. While it's really easy to spend a ton of money in any place you travel, if you do your research before hand you can save a lot. One example is the Bundesland train tickets that Germany offers. If you travel… Continue reading Tübingen: A Classic German Town

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German Weihnachtmarkts

From the last weekend in November until the 24th of December cities all over Germany transform into Christmas wonderlands called Weihnachtmarkts (Christmas Markets in English).  They push together little wooden sheds decorated with lights and boughs of pine into a square and sell trinkets and presents and giant bratwurst and gluhwein. Gluhwein is kind of… Continue reading German Weihnachtmarkts