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.
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
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.
On the outskirts of Leipzig, on an otherwise nondescript street that is now home to car dealerships and various other industrial units, stands a 19th century gasometer. You’d be forgiven for walking past in search of more interesting sights. Leipzig is, after all, a city with lots offer. But this gasometer, no longer needed to… Continue reading Travel Tuesday-Leipzig Panometer
So, about this hotel… Apartment Central opened in Spring 2016 and offers 115 rooms for 2-6 guests, over five floors. The Hotel is entirely non smoking and does not accept pets. First impressions… Warm and welcoming. Fast and friendly check in. The nicest reception/ communal area I have seen in a long time. The rustic/… Continue reading Hotel Review: Apartment Central, Leipzig.
If you visit Disneyland Paris, as we did recently, it’s very easy to stay within the confines of the park and your hotel. But to do so is to miss a trick, as just a few minutes drive away is Val d’ Europe. And its worth a look. Wondering why ? . Well… It’s Accessible.… Continue reading Seven Reasons to Visit Val’d Europe & La Vallée Village.
The little people and I have just returned from a half term trip to Disneyland Paris. Confession time: I am not generally a big Disney fan. I just don’t get it. I quite like some of the vintage Disney animations and imagery, but I certainly didn’t get Frozen fever, find Toy Story quite irritating …well,… Continue reading Disneyland Paris-Ratatouille and Us.