Germany

Heidelberg Arthotel

STAYING AT THE ARTHOTEL, HEIDELBERG

Lots of cities have beautiful centres full of ancient buildings and plenty of architectural porn to take pictures of.  The trouble, often, is that staying somewhere close to all of the action is difficult and involves lots of compromise that takes away from the experience. Thankfully that’s not the case…

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Old Town Heidelberg Germany

EXPLORING HEIDELBERG’S ALTSTADT

No matter how crappy a week I’ve had, everything can be made better with a couple of days spent in a proper old town.  Even if we’re not exploring any particular visitor attractions and we just wander. Carefully making our way down cobbled streets, strolling along fast-flowing rivers, lurking on…

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Monschau

A DAY IN MONSCHAU

Monschau is a little town on the border of Belgium and Germany and I have heard great things about it’s Christmas market.  Which is all very well and good, in December, but is there anything else to do during the rest of the year? Philip and I went to find out!…

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3 COUNTRY ROAD TRIP

Tomorrow Phil and I are heading off on our longest road trip yet… and we are rather excited about it! Starting from our lovely Brussels home, our first stop will be Nuremberg. Where we have three things that we want to check out; to start with as Nuremberg dates back…

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Aachen Cathedral

VISITING AACHEN CATHEDRAL

I am currently sat on my sofa, waiting for my nails to dry (yay ladies night out later!), listening to Paloma Faith’s new album, drinking earl grey with lavender tea and planning my trip to Germany this weekend (multi-tasking queen that I am) when I realised, I haven’t actually posted…

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A DAY IN COLOGNE

Cologne is one of those places that seems symbolic of a country without ever tempting you that it’s essential to go there.  Berlin for Germany, Paris for France, London for the UK, all have capital city pretensions and pretty much live up to them.  The second rank cities are the…

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BEETHOVEN’S BIRTHPLACE, BONN

The Day Tripping Bowl of Destiny declared Bonn our next destination and as the weather forecast predicted rain,  we decided to look for things to do indoors.  While researching what Bonn had to offer, we discovered that it was where Beethoven was born and that the house he was actually…

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BRYAN ADAMS: EXPOSED IN DUSSELDORF

When the Day Tripping Bowl of Destiny decided we were heading to Dusseldorf for the day, I was excited.  As we started to research just what we should be seeing in Dusseldorf my head nearly exploded as it turns out Bryan Adams has a photography exhibition at the NRW-Forum. I…

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GETTING ARTY IN DORTMUND

The Daytripping Bowl of Destiny decided that Dortmund was our next stop… I knew that Dortmund was in Germany, but couldn’t really tell you anything about it other than that, so like the good organised traveller that I am, I took to Tripadvisor and Wikipedia to get an idea of…

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A DAY IN KOBLENZ, GERMANY

When we left Brussels the sun was shining. As we headed into Germany the sky becoming increasingly grey. By the time we reached Koblenz, we knew it was going to start raining very soon indeed.     We reached the centre of the town, parked up and quickly started to…

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