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The Burg Satzvey Christmas Market

Burg Satzvey Christmas Market An Der Burg 3, Mechernich, 53894 Dec 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 (2013) Sat 1200-2000 Sun 1200-1900 Adults 6.50€; kids 4-12, 4€ Totally stroller accessible! This market is pretty big (maybe 100 vendors), but wasn’t crowded like those in the bigger cities.  It was peaceful, with candles lit everywhere and a […]

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Arcen, NL

Text and Photos by Rebecca Balkum Eastern garden, including Japanese and Chinese design.  Kasteeltuinen, Arcen, NL Especially appealing on a sunny, warm day, take the time to check out this area.  An hour drive north lies the picturesque, small, historic town of Arcen on the Maas river.  Beautiful Kasteeltuinen, (castle gardens) is one of the main […]

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Eyneborg Castle

Unfortunately, this castle’s website no longer exists and I cannot find it anywhere online.  If you happen to drive by and see it open, stop by, please, and pass along the info. Otherwise, I assume it’s probably changed hands and is no longer open for visitors. Eyneburg Castle Emmaburger Weg 26 B – 4728 Hergenrath […]

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Local Castles

In honor of Valentine’s Day coming soon.  May be a romantic getaway is in order?  Many of the local castles have been converted to upscale hotels with amazing restaurants hiding within the stone walls.   Hotel Kasteel Bloemendal Bloemendalstraat 1506291 CM Vaals, Netherlands Tel: +31(0)433659800 Fax: +31(0)433066612 Website: http://www.hotelbloemendal.nl Email: info@bloemendal.valk.nl*Fine dining restaurant and hotel – […]

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Schonburg Castle on Rhine

Reader Recommendation… “This past weekend we traveled to the Rhine river valley and stayed one night in Schonburg Castle in Oberwesel. (http://www.hotel-schoenburg.com/index.html) It was such an awesome place to visit. There are also plenty of hotels if you don’t want to stay in a castle. It is very family friendly with lots of castles, ferries, […]

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Sedan, France – Chateau Fort

Hotellerie Le Château Fort – SedanHôtel Le Château Fort Porte des Princes; 08200 SEDAN Tel. 33 (0) 3 24 26 11 00E-mail: contact@hotelfp-sedan.comWeb: http://www.hotelfp-sedan.com/index-gb.htmhttp://www.chateau-fort-sedan.federal-hotel.com By air: One hour from the Luxembourg airportBy car: 4 hours from the Geilenkirchen area The Drive: About 4 hours by car through Belgium and into the Ardennes region of France […]

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Denmark – Vejle, Odense, Koge, Copenhagen, Helsingborg

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information GuideReview: “Place: Denmark, both near Copenhagen and on the main land area as well. Time of year: June, just after school ended, we had beautiful weather although expect to have some rain typically. Route: I used map-quest. We went up through Hamburg and north driving to […]

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Children’s Birthday Party Locations

Indoor Playgrounds: Monkey’s Spielparadies: Humbolt Strasse 5Heinsburg Although I have not been here yet personally, I have heard from many that it is comparable or even better than Pee Wee’s in Neiderheid. Some say it’s cleaner. Open: Mon- Fri 1000-1900; Sat and Sun and holidays 1000-2200 Tel: 02452-977655 Web: http://www.monkeys-spielparadies.de/ Price: Kids under 2: Free; […]

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Burg Satzvey – Germany

Burg Satzvey is located about 45 minutes south east of Geilenkirchen. We found out about it through an Al Stewart website as many concerts are hosted there. It is also known for it’s various festivals, Renaissance fairs with jousting and traditional costumes, and the Christmas market. A beautiful old castle still lived in and run […]

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Gasthaus Pyrmonter Mühle – Mosel Lodging

Gasthaus Pyrmonter Mühle 56754 Roes (for the GPS look for Burg Pyrmont or the town of Roes) Tel.: 0 26 72- 73 25http://www.elzbachtal.de/elzbachwasserfall.html If you’re looking for a place to stay on the Mosel, this bed and breakfast is one to try. The rooms are small, but the location just below the Burg Pyrmont and […]

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