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  • Happy Birthday!It was the birthday of a friend of my aunt's, so we all went to Gomaringen [Gomaringen-travel-guide-380583] for a barbeque. Just about everyone there knew English, but very few Posted by alyssa_ob in Stuttgart-Schwartzwald-Zurich 2007 | May 25, 2007
  • Pedestrian zone and baroque churchI walked down the Pedestrian Zone and I loved that there was such a long traffic free shopping zone. So unlike back home. First stop was the Frauenkirche - straight out of my mi Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Jan 2, 2005
  • Day trip to the castlesI took an early train from Munich [Munich-travel-guide-1308631] to Fussen so I could get in line early to buy tickets to the castles. Apparently January is not the busy tourist s Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Jan 3, 2005
  • ICE train and homeward boundI couldn't stay at the Deutsches Museum as long as I'd like because I had to catch my train back home. My family was expecting me. I hopped the super fast ICE (intercity express Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Jan 4, 2005
  • Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!Happy Birthday to me!For my birthday, the family took a drive through the Schwabische Alb. At a higher elevation than Stuttgart, there was a nice layer of snow everywhere. We dr Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Dec 26, 2004
  • RothenbergWhen my parents returned from Germany, they raved about Rothenberg, so I figured I should see it. I took the train, which involved a bus transfer. According to the schedule onli Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Dec 27, 2004
  • New Years Eve!New Year's Eve day, we went to visit some other cousins near Heidelberg [Heidelberg-travel-guide-384356]. So of course we went to the castle. I love the pink sandstone. I think Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Dec 30, 2004
  • FernsehturmThe next day we went up the Fernsehturm - tv tower. The tower is up on a hill that overlooks the city. You could get great views of the city of Stuttgart [Stuttgart-travel-guide-414044], the surrounding forests, the Schwabische Alb in Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Dec 31, 2004
  • Stuttgarter WeihnachtsmarktChristmas Market - GluhweinI flew into Stuttgart [Stuttgart-travel-guide-414044] and was extremely relieved to see my aunt waiting to pick me up. This was my first trip overseas Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Dec 21, 2004
  • My penpal and I finally meet!Ganseliesel - upon graduating, a kiss on the statue will bring good luckI began writing my distant cousin back in the early 1990s. We'd write a couple of times a year and send g Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Dec 22, 2004
  • Christmas EveWe went to the Christmas Eve service as a family, where my little cousin sang in the children's choir. We walked home through Gaisburg, passing the oldest house in Gaisburg - dating to 1585. We stopped at the cemetary near Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Dec 23, 2004
  • Christmas DayWhile the women (minus me) made Christmas dinner, the men and children (and me) went to Grabkapelle in Rothenburg, a small village near Stuttgart. Grabkapelle is the burial location of King Wilhelm I and Queen Katerina. Grabkapelle is situated atop Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Paris-Vienna 2004 | Dec 24, 2004
  • Rainy Day at the wild animal parkI stopped in Göttingen to visit some relatives that have had an addition to their family since the last time I saw them. It was a cool day and threatened to be rainy but we drov Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Amsterdam 2006 | Sep 2, 2006
  • Last night in StuttgartMy family took me up to a favorite restaurant of theirs near Stuttgart. Something like the Burg Restaurant. It was up on a hill overlooking Stuttgart and the wine growing region. The restaurant didn't have a non-smoking section and my Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Amsterdam 2006 | Sep 3, 2006
  • Maulbronn Monastery and the Celtic MuseumMy first full day in Germany, my uncle and his family took me to some sites in the Stuttgart [Stuttgart-travel-guide-414044]area. The first stop was the Maulbronn [Maulbronn-tra Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Amsterdam 2006 | Aug 26, 2006
  • Rainy Day in BayreuthMari met me at the train station in Bayreuth [Bayreuth-travel-guide-368963] and took me on a tour of town. Mari was my sister's German Exchange Student in High School. I hadn't Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Amsterdam 2006 | Aug 28, 2006
  • Teufelshohle and rocks!Teufelshohle (Devil's Cave)The next morning, Mari's father drove us to a cave in nearby Pottenstein. Since I'm a geologist, they knew I'd like caves and rocks. We took the tour Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Amsterdam 2006 | Aug 29, 2006
  • Walking tour of NürnbergI stowed my luggage in a locker at the train station and walked down Königstrasse towards the Imperial Castle. It was a gloomy day - cloudy with drizzle. I stopped in the St. La Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Amsterdam 2006 | Aug 29, 2006
  • Ireland vs Germany I went down to Königstrasse to do a little shopping and was amazed at all the people there! And so much green! And English? Wait, where am I? Turns out Ireland was in town for Posted by alyssa_ob in Germany-Amsterdam 2006 | Sep 1, 2006
  • Day 20Another blog without photos as it has been mainly travelling. However, before leaving this morning we did stroll to a local park ( The Humbolthein...also called a Volkspark...people’s park from communist times). It was rather a nice open space with Posted by nanny0gg in The great anniversary trip! | Nov 3, 2018
  • Day 19All time record for walking today as ( if mock Fitbit is to be believed) we did over 10 miles...and even cheated a bit by using the U-bahn. Trouble was, we decided as it was such a good day, we’d Posted by nanny0gg in The great anniversary trip! | Nov 2, 2018
  • Day 18This will be a short entry (hooray!) because we spent most of the day on a train travelling to Berlin. It was very comfortable in the First Class coach and the scenery was very restful being mainly fields punctuated by Posted by nanny0gg in The great anniversary trip! | Nov 1, 2018
  • Divided BerlinBerlin today is known as a 'Party Town' with bars, nightclubs and strip joints for all – except us. However, we enjoyed an early evening visit to a Munich Biergarten, with a Bavarian oompah band, (two guys in tight lederhosen Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 22, 2018
  • The Best of BerlinInsane politics, nationalism and mindless populism, under the banner of “ Make Germany Great Again”, led to the virtual destruction of the once great capital of Berlin just 75 years ago. And then, just as the world was attempting Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 20, 2018
  • Hannover's Regal PastFollowing the death of Queen Anne in 1714, through a convoluted secession process, the Prince-Elector of Hannover, George Louis, became the first Georgian king of England. And so began the German dominance of the British royal household – the House Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 18, 2018
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