The “Roads” of Europe

To most people, Germany’s “Romantic Road” is still a mystery . . . never heard of it. To those who have had the pleasure of travelling all or even part of it, this wonderful section of Europe stays with us for a long time. The culture, and culture shock, the history, art and architecture, the medieval villages, 2000 year old towns, fairy-tale castles and pastoral countryside, the delicious food and drink and wonderful people all add to the magic of this unforgettable area of Germany. Read More

The “Roads” of Europe

Part 2  Germany’s “Castle Road” Germany’s “Castle Road” (Burgenstraβe) runs from Mannheim, through Heidelberg and along the Neckar River, up past Rothenburg, and on to the Czeck Republic, passing over 90 castles in over 1200 km.  This was our first ‘Road’, one that we were introduced to with our Rail Pass, which included a free… Read More

Europe’s Christmas Markets

Our first exposure to how serious some European countries celebrate Christmas was a discovery we made many years ago as we travelled through Rothenburg, on Germany’s ‘Romantic Road’. It was still September, so we hadn’t expected to see much about Christmas. It was the first time we discovered a Käthe Wolfahrt store, a store dedicated totally to all things Christmas. Read More