5 days in Wiesbaden rockin Rheingau

I had the opportunity to attend a last minute training class in Wiesbaden, 2-3 hours from Stuttgart. I knew nothing about the area, but ended up having a great time with things left over to do that we did not have time to see. Taking class time into consideration during the bulk of the day, five... Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Day in Munich

Even booking last minute (2-3 days before) the bahn train was super easy booking online to hop two hours over to Munich for the day for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Reserving our seats on the way back in the evening was worth it too. It cost a few euros more but when traveling with... Continue Reading →

Augsburg Germany Christkindlesmarkt

Augsburg was a must visit since we moved to Germany because it's where my aunt and uncle were born when my family was stationed near Ulm after the war. The Augsburg “Christkindlesmarkt” or Christmas market, is also turned out to be one of my top favorites of the year. Driving from Stuttgart, it takes about two... Continue Reading →

Nuremberg Christmas Market

By train from Stuttgart, Nuremberg is just over two hours. Central station is a short walk from the walled city center. We stayed at a hotel in walking distance from the train station, just across from the entrance to the city entrance. It was a really easy walk with underground passages to cross to the... Continue Reading →

Munich’s Christmas Market

The Christkindlmarkt at Marienplatz in Munich begins Thanksgiving weekend and runs through Christmas. The market booths run throughout the shopping streets and are a bit spread out. It snowed the weekend we arrived which really kicked off the Christmas market season experience. The Neue Rathaus at Marienplatz is gorgeous with the famous moving Glockenspiel we were lucky... Continue Reading →

Triberg, Black Forest: Cuckoo Clocks and Cake

Triberg (Tree-burg) is under a two hours drive from Stuttgart into the Black Forest, or Schwarzwald in German. The quickest route is autobahn mostly until the last half hour where the road takes you uphill through towns and the towering forest. Driving back at night (5pm) is a different experience because it's very dark. The winding roads in... Continue Reading →

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