Traveling in Germany (and Europe)

Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) in Dresden. Photo taken in December 2011
Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) in Dresden. Photo taken in December 2011

This page features articles and a tour guide of places in Germany that you should visit. Articles include apsects of traveling from an expatriate’s point of view (including my pet peeve on the German Railways), while a tour guide features Christmas markets visited that are recommended (some of which are marked with TIP 🙂 ), as well as places in Germany that should be visited. This includes a section on Flensburg, where the column originated from and some interesting facts about the city by the border. Guest columns are marked with a g.  The list is ongoing so stop back here on occasion if you want some ideas on where to go and what to be aware of while travelling. 🙂

TRAVEL ARTICLES AND TIPS:

Copenhagenization

Cycling in Germany

More bike space on the trains

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CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN GERMANY & ELSEWHERE:

Activities for students and interested.

How to make your own Christmas Market

History of Christmas Lights  and Answer key

Idiomatic Expressions involving Christmas and Weihnachten

Schwibbogen Quiz and Answer Key  and 

Tongue Twister with a Schwip!

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Christmas Tree Quiz and Answers

Quizzing Around the Christmas Tree Quiz and Answers

Christmas Pyramid and Answer Key

Domino Steine

Adventskranz (Advent Wreath)

Virtual Christmas Market 2020

Berlin

Overview (including Pop Quiz)

Alexanderplatz

Janowitzbrücke

Gendarmenmarkt TIP 🙂

Potsdamer Platz

City Hall

Unter den Linden

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Dresden

Overview with some small markets TIP 🙂

Neumarkt- The Medieval Market

Dresden-Neustadt

Striezelmarkt at Dresden-Altmarkt

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Other Cities and Towns

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Frankfurt (Main)

Bayreuth

Nuremberg

Magdeburg (including Buckau)

Halle (Saale) TIP 🙂

Erfurt

Quedlinburg (including DovecoteTIP 🙂

Weimar

Gera (including Pop Quiz and answers)

Jena (includes older article)

Naumburg (Saale)

Chemnitz

Leipzig  TIP 🙂

Gotha

Kiel  TIP 🙂

Freiberg (Saxony)

Glauchau (Saxony)

Heilsberg (near Rudolstadt, Thuringia)

Zwickau (Saxony)  and Osterstein Castle TIP 🙂

Flensburg  TIP 🙂

Hof (Bavaria)

Meissen

Oberwiesenthal

Plauen (Vogtland)

Waldenburg (Saxony)

Landshut (Bavaria)- Drive thru Market  (f)

Werdau (Saxony)

Schneeberg (Saxony) 

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USA and Elsewhere:

Amana Colonies, Iowa TIP 🙂

Pella, Iowa

Frankenmuth, Michigan

Oslo, Norway  (g)

Manchester, UK (g)

Maastricht, The Netherlands  (g)

Van Buren County, Iowa

Chicago

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GERMAN-NAMED VILLAGES AND TOWNS IN THE USA:

Minnesota:

New Trier

Bergen

New Ulm (includes quiz on Ulm/ New Ulm)

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Michigan:

Frankenmuth

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FLENSBURG:

Holnis

City of Lights

Beach of Solitude

Flensburger Beer

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WEIMAR:

Weimar Rendezvous

Onion Market

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