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Burg Trips – Geilenkirchen

Stir crazy with no vacations in sight, or just needing to get out and walk, the local castle, Trips Burg just outside of Geilenkirchen is a great place to go for a quick outing with or without the kids (or dogs). The “water castle” built in the 15th century and then expanded in the 17th […]

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Hoensbroek Castle

Kasteel HoensbroekKlinkertstraat 1186433 PB, Hoensbroek (municipality of Heerlen) T. +31 (0)45-522 72 72F. +31 (0)45-521 1427E: info@kasteelhoensbroek.nlhttp://www.kasteelhoensbroek.nl Open: 7 Days/Week from 1000-1730 (ticket office only until 1630)Closed: Dec 24, 25, 31; Jan 1, Carnaval Adults € 5.50; seniors 60+ € 5.00; kids The Tour: To really see this castle, you need at least two hours. […]

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Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Cliffnotes: A good link in English is here: http://www.bernkastel-kues.de/allgemein/bernkastel-kues.html then click on “ferienregion” in the left column. Click again on “ferienregion” this time at the top of the page, then click on the British flag in the center of the page for a nice guide of the area in English. In May you’ll be awed […]

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Trier and the Mosel – our trip

If you’re looking for a day trip or a quick weekend excursion, the Mosel River offers beauty, culture, and history only 90 minutes from GK. Trier: Driving down to Trier takes about 90 minutes passing right by Spangdahlem, a convenient place to stop and fill up with gas going in and out. The Spang gas […]

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