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Cafe zum Moren

Note: At some point in the not horribly far future, I will add a photo to this post. For now, I am still moving between two computers which has left my photos all floating around somewhere in the Twilight Zone. Alas, if I can’t find a good photo, I may just have to go back, […]

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Toscana – Italian Restaurant

Reader Recommendation… This place comes highly recommended from a trusted foodie. A regular stop for some who appreciate the consistently delicious food. Great for families, but nice enough for date nights as well. Toscana Ristorante & PizzeriaHeerlenerstrasse 146D-52531 Ubach-Palenberg(Scherpenseel)Tel: 02451 91 02 74Open: Mon-Sat 1700-2400; Sun and holidays 1200-2400

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Alpinecenter Bottrop — Another Indoor Ski Place!

Reader Recommendation… “There are at least two places to ski/snowboard indoors within 1.5 hrs drive. SnowWorld in Landgraaf is the most well-known among us Americans. Today my husband and I visited a different one. Alpincenter near Bottrop/Oberhausen has a nice long slope that I like better than SnowWorld. However, the conveyance to the top was […]

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Wildpark Gangelt

Wildpark Gangelt Schinvelder Str. 52538 MindergangeltTel: 02454-2459Web: Website has English translations on all its pages)Open: 0900-1900 every dayPrice: Adults — 6 E; Children ages 4-15 — 4 E Food: 1 Euro/bag to feed the animals. They also like chestnuts and acorns in the fall. To go, or not to go: Well, that depends on […]

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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: Price: Kids under 2: Free; […]

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Middelberg Konditorei Cafe & Confiserie

Just when I thought I’d had the best German cake around, I found a bakery that has topped them all! In Aachen, this cafe set on the corner of a small street right off of the Markt makes the absolutely best cake I’ve eaten since moving here. With various cakes and chocolates make on the […]

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Beautiful location, delicious food, quiet atmosphere, tempting cakes… and, of course, a fabulous breakfast buffet. This is one of my favorite breakfast cafes and it’s only 10 minutes outside of Geilenkirchen. Go to the website and click on Speisen for meals and prices. Beecker Bauern und ErzaehlkaffeeZum Schlackenberg 3752511 Geilenkirchen-Beeck Tel: 02453-383875Web: Open Mon-Fri […]

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Flammerie: New restaurant in Hastenrath

On July 7th a new restaurant opened just 5 minutes north of Gangelt in the little village of Hastenrath. On the main road just as you’re leaving town, it’s pretty hard to miss. Flammerie Die neue Ess-KlasseHoferstrasse 30Hastenrath, DETel: 02454-937844 Open: Tues-Sun 0830-2200Closed: Mondays First Impressions: Wow! The building is new and beautiful and the […]

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Barkenhof – Gourmet food paradise

another great contribution… BarkenhofBreberener Strasse 1452538 Selfkant-Saeffelen Tel: 02455-920090Email: barken@t-online.deWebsite: Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-1pm and 3pm-6.30pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun 2pm-6pm CLOSED Mondays “The Barkenhof is one of the most incredible shops that I’ve discovered since I’ve been living over here in Germany. It is owned by Olaf and Elke Barken and it’s not just a […]

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Neanderthal Museum in Dusseldorf

Just sent in! Neanderthal Museum near DusseldorfTalstrasse 30040822 MettmannGermany Tel: (0049) 02104-979797Email: museum@neanderthal.deWeb: Admission: Adults — 9 Euro, Children ages 6-16 — 5.50E, group and student rates availableHours: Tues-Sun 1000-1800; Closed on Mondays except Easter and Whit Monday. Closed also 24, 25, and 31 December. Review:“Really interesting. It traces humanity from the Neanderthal (several […]

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