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Munich celebrates its 200th Octoberfest this year!

And I haven’t been there yet… So, if you have been to Munich’s Octoberfest and have photos to share or advice for us newbies to the beer laced craziness, please share.  Send me an email or comment on this post and I’ll put it all together. Here’s the Official Website if you want to start […]

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Preuvenemint, Maastricht (Food and Music)

You may have heard of the “Bite of” events in the states where restaurants show off a bit to show the best food in a region. Here, the Preuvenemint is just that – like a “Bite of Maastricht,” for four days some of the best restaurants in the city set up tents in the Vrithof […]

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Flower Carpet in Brussels!

Ok, ladies, gentlemen, lovers of flowers, art, or amazing food, chocolate and beer… (Not that this has anything to do with chocolate and beer, but if you’re going to Brussels, why not get some?) Men… make the wife happy… she gets to see beautiful flowers and you can buy her some chocolates. Women… tempt the […]

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Tour De France

Reader Heads-Up! This year you can see the Tour in Chievres!!  They’ll be racing though the region on July 6.  Book your stay now or plan a day trip.  The crowds are sure to be quite thick.  Find the route map and more information here:

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The Rhein in Flames: July

From July through September, you can find fireworks and celebration along the Rhein River.  Ask around.  Many GK folks have taken Rhein cruises to see the fireworks set off from castles along the ridges lining the river.  It’s stunning. Here are a couple events along the Rhein and Rursee: Rhein-In-Flames in Ruedesheim When:  Beginning on […]

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Battle of Waterloo

Contributed by BB Every 5 years the Battle of Waterloo is re-enacted by over 3,000 participants.  There are events all weekend long.  2010 June 18 – 20.  See website for the details!

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Julich Annual Arts and Crafts Market

This year is the 16th year of this annual market in the historical fortress town of Jülich.  Come and see over 200 exhibitors which are carefully selected.  Find multicolored ceramics,  metal objects for the garden, felt and enamel, unusual handbags, musical instruments and wind chimes, hats and artisianal clothing. Where: Schlossplatz, Jülich InnenstadtDate: 19. Juni […]

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July Festivals

In order to encourage residents to stay in town when these cities are at their hottest and to bring people into the sweltering heat, many hold summer festivals including concerts, cultural events, and fireworks! Italy Lucca (20 km from Camp Darby): Spain Valencia:   While complete details aren’t published yet, there is always, and […]

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Passion Play in Tegelen

Tegelen, NL:  30 minutes from GK Every five years in Tegelen, this town in transformed as many of its residents participate in a honored tradition – the Passion Play.  This year it runs from May until September.  Find details on the website:

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Reader Heads Up (KG) Oh, the joys of an English website!  Hamburg has one.  Yippee!  So, any time of year, go there and see what’s going on before you plan your trip. This year, check out the Port Festival.  No, not Port wine, but may be just as fun as the Hamburgers celebrate their […]

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