Germany

one day in berlin

One day in Berlin. Crazy? Or not…

By Janice and George | October 14, 2016

One day in Berlin isn’t enough. But if you only have a day, see the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and paintings on the Berlin Wall (especially “The Kiss”). We also traveled back through Germany’s turbulent times at the German Historical Museum.

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photos of Baden-Baden

Snapshot Story #18: Baden-Baden in photos (a beautiful spa town!)

By Janice and George | October 6, 2015

Queen Victoria loved it. So did Brahms. Germany’s spa town, Baden-Baden, was the summer capital of Europe. And it’s still beautiful (think luxury, music and elegant spas).

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Bonn

See Beethoven’s house – and other things to do in Bonn, Germany

By Janice and George | September 29, 2015

Beethoven was born in charming Bonn, Germany. You can visit his old house (see his pianos). But there are more things to do in Bonn too, like taking a short river cruise to Drachenberg Castle.

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dresden attractions

Dresden Attractions: All that glitters might be green

By Janice and George | September 3, 2015

Gilded goblets, bejeweled swords and the world’s most exquisite green diamond (a whopping 41 carats). There’s serious bling to be eyeballed in the Green Vault!

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charming Europe hotels

Charming Europe Hotels: 5 faves

By Janice and George | July 10, 2014

As travel writers, we stay at fab places. Our fave charming Europe hotels include an old Venetian palace and a converted newspaper office.

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Friedrichsbad

The art of bathing naked in Baden-Baden’s Friedrichsbad

By Janice and George | August 21, 2013

The Germans sure know how to take a bath. In Baden-Baden, the Friedrichsbad elevates the simple act of getting clean into a decadent ritual.

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