October 3rd was German Unity Day. A national holiday in Germany, it’s the day that commemorates the joining of the Federal Republic of Germany (West) with the German Democratic Republic (East). In typically German pragmatic fashion, the day has been carefully named so as not to place too much emphasis on either the division or… Continue reading Travel Inspired:German Unity Day
Travelling with kids can be an interesting business. Search #travelwithkids on that well-known research tool Instagram and you’ll be immersed in images of families travelling and travelling well. Capable children on the backpacker trails. Taking in cultural sites, behaving impeccably in museums. Siblings lined up beautifully on a beach or hanging out joyfully together in… Continue reading Chatty Post: Travel with Kids.
After spending a few days in the city of Hamburg, the whole family was ready for a change of pace. An escape, if you will. So we a short drive up the coast to the resort of Travemunde on the Baltic sea. This, although a pretty port and lovely place, was not the final destination.… Continue reading Beaches & Baltic, Germany.
Yes, as the title suggests, this is a whole blog post about a tunnel. Stay with me, this is more interesting than it sounds, I promise. Not just a means from A to B, this is a civil engineering wonder of its time, a true piece of Hamburg heritage and an attraction in its own… Continue reading The Old Elbe Tunnel, Hamburg.
Hamburg is a city that can make many claims. It is the second largest city in Germany. A city of wealth, although not ostentatious.Today, Hamburg is a bustling cruise port, tourist destination and second largest port in Europe. It is also the proud owner of a quirky history involving but not limited to a Great… Continue reading Right To The City: Exploring The Gangviertel, Hamburg.
Germany. I love it here. So much so, I’ve adopted it as home…for now, at least. It’s a big country, in geography and character. The range of places to find and things to do here is astounding, from the much visited and much-loved to the lesser known but still worth a visit (I highlighted a… Continue reading Know Before You Go: Germany
Q) Where can you visit a mini Versailles, be enveloped in curvy, colourful art and round it all off with a romp through the Tropics, the Desert and the Canary Isles? A) The Herrenhausen Gardens. Yep, that’s ‘gardens’ plural, because visitors can expect to be delighted by not just one but three vast green spaces, each… Continue reading Garden Art @ Herrenhausen, Hannover.