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Summer Fun and Wine Festivals

Did you know that Stars and Stripes has a Europe blog packed with great information about traveling in Europe??? Check it out: http://blogs.stripes.com/blogs/europetraveler So… here are a couple of my favorite recent entries:   Interesting Theme Parks London Tombs, Serial Killers, Giant Tongues, and Iron works… Oh my! And… from Stars and Stripes itself: Wine […]

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Alsace Overview – France

Appeared in the Tri-Border Reporter. Printed here with the author’s permission. :) Me! (more restaurant addresses/details will be added as I unpack and find all my receipts!)Just four hours from theTri-Border area, nestled between the Rhine and the Vosgues mountains, lies the Alsace, a tiny French region rich with history, beauty, culture, food, and storks. […]

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Bergheim: Alsace, France – RESTAURANTS

Local food in the Alsace: Meats with saurkraut, chicken with spaetzle, salad with warm brie, tarte flambee. A tarte flambee is a large crispy tortilla-like thing covered in various things like a pizza – but not thick. So a thin spread of cheese and may be a little ham or chopped veggies. They are light […]

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Bergheim, Alsace, France – LODGING

Bergheim is a small walled town just 30 minutes south of Strasbourgh right in the heart of the Alsace region near the popular tourist towns of Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr. Though this town is absolutely beautiful, it is not inundated with souvenir shops and floods of restaurants, so it is not packed with tourists. It’s small […]

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MSR Wine Country Overview

Printed in the Sept 08 Triborder Reporter From Perl to Koblenz, the Mosel river valley is home to the oldest and most breathtaking wine country in Germany. Settled by the Romans, vineyards have been part of the life along the Mosel for over 2000 years. Now it’s the fourth largest wine region in Germany producing […]

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Quick Wine Guide – Germany/MSR

Varieties of Mosel Wines:The type of wine produced is named partly from the grape that it is created from. A Reisling, for example, comes from the Reisling grapes. Though soil conditions, harvest times, aging, and weather can greatly effect the flavor of the wine, the grape itself is the first stop in creating a fantastic […]

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Mosal Saar Ruwer September Wine Festivals/Links

Mosel Saar Ruwer Links: When reading about Mosel wines, you’ll often see the term MSR. That simply refers to the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine region. You can also try to find a town’s website by adding “.de” to the name of the town. Wine: http://www.deutscheweine.de – Comprehensive German wine site with English translationMosel: www.mosellandtouristik.de – Great site […]

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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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