Roadtrip: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

In under 4 hours drive from Stuttgart is Luxembourg. Luxembourg brings the count up for our one country per month travel right on track to 8 not including the US trips, or the previously planned trip through Greece before the job move to Germany. An update, I began working full time now as well, and... Continue Reading →

A Weekend in Colmar, France

Let me start by saying I love France. As soon as you cross the border driving in over the Rhine river toward the Alsace wine country from Germany to France, the air feels different.  The scenery changes to rolling hills, fields, vineyards and cypress trees.  There are visible castles or ruins along the way at... Continue Reading →

Mountain Trip: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a ski town in Germany about 2-3 hours drive from Stuttgart. Public transit to Garmisch is not good from Stuttgart, but there is a train and bus station there to take trips into Austria or other nearby towns. The center of town is quaint, surrounded by mountains with a main shopping street, all within walking... Continue Reading →

A Weekend Trip to Vaduz Lichtenstein

Getting There:  Lichtenstein is under 3 hours from Stuttgart. Driving is the best way to get there. Public transit is possible but very time-consuming with multiple train or bus changes and it limits what you can reach when you arrive, especially in unfavorable hiking weather as it was for us this trip. You do need... Continue Reading →

German Christmas Markets: Ulm & Baden Baden

Ulm is just 40 minutes outside of Stuttgart via train using the Baden-Württemberg ticket.  The main Christmas market is in walking distance from the banhof surrounding the main church, Ulmer Münster. This huge Gothic church stood through the WWII bombings that destroyed most of Ulm, and today has the tallest spire in the world at over... Continue Reading →

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