Schwarzwald in the Winter

Home of the cuckoo clock, the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) gets its name from its dark, slightly sinister canopy of evergreens: this is where Hansel and Gretel encountered the wicked witch. The vast expanse of hills, valleys, rivers and forests stretch from the swish spa town of Baden-Baden to the Swiss border, and from the Rhine […]


Surrounded by forest 93km south of Frankfurt, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town is renowned for its baroque Altstadt, spirited student atmosphere, beautiful riverside setting and evocative half-ruined hilltop castle, which draw 11.8 million visitors a year. They follow in the footsteps of the late 18th- and early 19th-century romantics, most notably the poet […]


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Dachau Camp, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp was the first camp opened in Germany by the Nazi’s, in 1933.  I found visiting Dachau quite difficult and feel sickened thinking about how we as human beings treated each other ( I would say in the past, however, sadly some of this still goes on in parts of the world).   It’s an […]


I’ve ended up in Munich a lot longer than planned but that’s no problem as its an awesome city which I have been enjoying much more than I anticipated.  Germany is a place I have always wanted to visit since studying German for 4 years at school (don’t remember anything) but, oddly, I didn’t have […]