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Kid Fun: The PlayMobil Fun Park, Germany

Don’t mistake Playmobil park for an amusement park – there are no rides or attractions here, but it IS fun. At Playmobil, there are themed areas with activities for kids to do like climbing, swinging, and balancing.  There are rope nets and ladders, a Castle with a jail, turrets, and a throne.  Noah’s Ark has […]

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Museum of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and Fürth

Reader Contribution…  JM Memorium Nuremberg TrialsBärenschanzstraße 7290429 Nuremberg GermanyTel:  0911 321 79 372 Web:  Open:  Wed – Mon 1000-1800; Last admission at 5pm Closed on Tuesdays Reader Review: “We traveled to Nuremberg over the holidays on our way home from Prague.  The IMT just opened Nov. 22nd!! We had hoped just to see the courthouse/courtroom […]

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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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Sandeman FREE Walking Tours

Reader Contribution… Check out the following website for specific cities: Sandeman offers free, English-speaking walking tours in major cities around Europe.  My father and I took their tour of Amsterdam, and it was incredibly informative and entertaining!  Our guide was veryengaging and was a wealth of information on the history and culture of Amsterdam.  […]

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Bremen, Germany

Reader Recommendation… (This town can be seen in conjunction with a trip to Copenhagen/Denmark either on the way or on the way back) We drove to Bremen and spent a day and a night there. What a fun town! You really have to read “The Brementown Musicians” by the Brothers Grimm before you go; the […]

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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. ( 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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Lucerne, St. Tropez, Monaco, Milan

Trip Report and photos by Bobbie Banda In June 2008, we loaded up the mini van and headed off on a road trip with two of our kids, a 19 and a 5-year old. We started in Gangelt and headed for the Cote d’Azur! We spent the night near Spangdahlem Air Base, so we could […]

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Ruhpolding, Germany & Salzburg, Austria

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Destinations: Ruhpolding Germany to include Bertchesgaden and Salzburg Austria area. Time of year: We went during October break. We had one day of not so great (rainy, grey weather) and the rest of the week it was nice and sunny. Route: You can use […]

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Spangdahlem, Bitburg and Luxembourg

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Getting there: N281 toward Aachen, A44 towards Liege (but not all the way), E42 to south Verviers to Malmedy, E42 to St. Vith, E42/A60 to Prum exit Bitburg. Waldhaus Eifel Park is off the B50 between Bitburg and Spangdahlem. You can shop at the Spangdahlem […]

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Monschau, Germany

Monschau has a great website with a lot more listed than I knew existed even after three visits there… check it out! About an hour south of Geilenkirchen, nestled within the hills of the Eifel, is the quaint little city of Monschau. It lies near the Belgian border near the Eifel National Park. The […]

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