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.
So, about this hotel… The Graf Adolf offers 21 apartment style ‘rooms’ over six floors. The rooms are all non smoking. Pet friendly rooms available. First Impressions? The apartment building itself stands out for all the right reasons, the exterior is very smart and well branded, if a little confusing as you buzz reception to… Continue reading Hotel Review: Graf Adolf Apartments, Dusseldorf.
We were recently lucky enough to squeeze in a city break to the German city of Leipzig. I really wanted to write a ‘trip report’ style post to enthrall you all with what we got up to. I tried. It was rubbish. As much as I love to read those kind of posts, I guess… Continue reading Things To See & Do in Leipzig.