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Bamberg, Germany- A Bavarian Treasure

Germany definitely has no shortage of endearing, lovable medieval towns and Bamberg is no exception. Barely touched in World War II (only 4.6% destroyed), Bamberg offers authentic beauty and charm. I was shocked that this World Heritage Site was not mentioned in our guidebook. Luckily, I didn’t rely heavily on that silly book when planning...

Rothenburg, Germany- An Enchanting Medieval Town

Our favourite stop along Germany’s “Romantic Road” was Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Historic, enchanting and unchanged throughout the centuries, Rothenburg just might be the most beautiful medieval town in Germany. We were so charmed during our one day in Rothenburg ob der Tauber that we wish we had stayed longer. To help you make the...

Europe at Night- Photo Series

Europe at night is absolutely stunning! All of the important buildings and monuments are illuminated, creating a romantic feel to whichever city you happen to be in. I thought some cities, like Budapest, were actually more beautiful at night when everything was lit up so prominently. Taking night pictures quickly became my favourite thing to...

Photo of the Week: Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

Fisherman’s Bastion was my favourite place on Castle Hill in Budapest.  It’s a unique looking structure built in neo-gothic and neo-romanesque styles, different from anything else you will see in the city. Fisherman’s Bastion was erected behind Matthias Church, on the spot where a guild of fishermen defended the city from invasion during the Middle...

Brussels- Belgium’s Quirky Capital

“This place is so strange.” “This city is bizzare.” “Now, that’s just weird.” Those are all statements I made over and over again as we wandered around Brussels, Belgium’s quirky capital city. Brussels is probably the most unique place we visited on our five week trip to Europe. The city gives off an eccentric vibe...

Photo of the Week: Autumn at Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is the theatrical creation of King Ludwig II, also known as “mad” Ludwig. He ordered it to be built in 1869 on a craggy hill in Hohenschwangau, Germany, using his own personal fortune to pay for the project. Unfortunately, King Ludwig died mysteriously at Lake Starnberg in 1886 before the castle’s completion. Neuschwanstein...

Vienna for Non-Museum Lovers- Finding the Fun

When Mike and I arrived in Vienna, we were three weeks into our five week European vacation. We’d had long days of admiring the intricate architecture of churches and fine furnishings of the most luxurious palaces. We’d wandered through a few museums (which aren’t really our thing) and strolled around many beautiful gardens. When we...

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