Here we go, a post that does what it says on the tin. Five cities that might not instantly spring to mind when thinking German city break, but that are well worth a visit. Without further ado… Hannover Boasting two town halls , an abundance of green space and a beautifully restored Altsadt, or old… Continue reading Five Underrated City Break Options in Germany.
Germany loves bears. You’ll find them everywhere. On city emblems, on flags, on logos, outside of shops. Bears large, bears small and bears of in every conceivable style and colour. The star of the show in Berlin is the infamous Welcome Bear and you wont go more than a couple of streets without spotting one.… Continue reading The Story of Max & Emma…
There are many places in Germany you can visit a mountain top. You’d be forgiven for thinking it gets a bit ‘seen one, seem ’em all’. Not so when it comes to visiting the summit of the Brocken in the Harz. Steeped in mystery, history and folklore the highest peak in The Harz is definitely… Continue reading Visiting The Harz : The Brocken
Something wonderful happened here in the world of Things Helen Loves recently; well, two things actually. The first being that after six long months, Mr THL returned from deployment and the second being, hot on the heels of that, a family trip to the Harz Mountains. Located in Northern Germany the Harz is named after… Continue reading Visiting The Harz : Bad Sachsa
May is (was…this post is making it out long after I’d intended!) National Walking Month, the month when we are encouraged to ditch the car and get out to walk. Walk to school, walk to the shops, walk when we normally wouldn’t, walk for the sheer pleasure of it. I’m a huge advocate of walking,… Continue reading National Walking Month: Walk With Me.
So, about this place… Field House is a self catering apartment set within a larger period property. The hosts live upstairs and so are on hand, but the apartment is completely self-contained with its own access and off street parking. This is a no smoking, no pets property. First Impressions? I was utterly charmed. The… Continue reading Review: Field House Holiday Apartment.
Before we lived in Germany, it wouldn’t have been at the top of my kid friendly destination list. Or any other list, come to that. I didn’t know much about Germany at all, and had bought into some of the (sometimes false, but sometimes hilariously accurate) stereotypes about German culture. Well, what do you know,… Continue reading 10 Things To Do With Kids in Germany.