Elbe Sandstone Mountains Germany

Elbe Sandstone Mountains Germany Elbsandsteingebirge (in German).  The mountains are also referred to as Saxon Switzerland or Bohemian Switzerland. This is a national park in eastern Germany about 2 hours drive south of Berlin.  We were very lucky to have our friends recommend this place, or we would not have known about it. As you will see in the photos … Continue reading

Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall We have traveled through many amazing cities and learned a lot of history.  But no city has had the impact of Berlin.  Walking past Checkpoint Charlie and past the Berlin wall, it still felt a bit ominous, even all these years after the wall came down.  The fall of the Berlin wall happened on November 9, 1989. … Continue reading

Pergamon Museum Berlin Germany

Pergamon Museum Berlin Germany Written by Dave:  One of the sites our friends recommended we see in Berlin, Germany, was the Pergamon Museum.  We were told it was amazing, and we were not disappointed. It is located on Museum Island, along with several other museums.  You could buy a ticket to a museum individually, or get a pass to go … Continue reading

Berlin Germany

Berlin Germany Walking around Berlin. Berlin is not only the capital of Germany, but it is also a huge city.  Berlin’s population is over 3 million.  It is the second largest city in the European Union.  So, there is a lot to see and do in Berlin.  But we have gotten into the habit of saying “we can’t do it … Continue reading

Tecklenburg Germany

Tecklenburg Germany There are many great things about having friends show you around. 1.  You get to see places off the beaten track.  Like this place in the woods around Tecklenburg. 2.  Also, hearing the history of the area. We enjoyed hearing the story about this place, called “Witch’s kitchen.”  Where witches would collect herbs and stuff to make medicines.  … Continue reading

Dusseldorf Germany

Dusseldorf Germany   This is a city square called Burgplatz.  To the left of the Ferris wheel is the old castle tower, all that is left after a fire destroyed the rest of the palace over 100 years ago.  Now there is a museum in the tower. Behind the tower, you can see the crooked steeple of St. Lambertus Basilika.  … Continue reading

Flying over Cologne and western Germany

Flying over Cologne and western Germany We were very fortunate to visit friends in Germany.  They have a private plane and invited us on a ride to view western Germany dressed for autumn.   What a special treat!  Summer stayed with her friend, but Dave, Luie, and I headed off for a new adventure. Although the day was overcast, we … Continue reading

Cologne Germany

Cologne Germany In German it is spelled Köln.  The Cologne cathedral, called the Dom, is of Gothic construction completed in 1880.  Although the complete building took place over 6 centuries. It is spectacular in both its size and its detail.  It is also one of the most popular attractions for visitors. The two towers of the cathedral are very recognizable … Continue reading

Enjoying Munich Germany

Enjoying Munich Germany Written by Dave:  While we were arranging the sale of our camper and finalizing the details of our lease vehicle, we also had time to spend enjoying Munich Germany.  Our host we were renting from gave us tickets to enjoy the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra rehearsal at the Philharmonie in Gasteig. The Philharmonie was quite impressive inside, … Continue reading