Porsche Museum – Stuttgart

For the last couple of days we have been staying in the coolest little Airbnb outside of Stuttgart, Germany.  We have the whole ground floor of this Timber House in Renninger. The hosts, Brandie and Dan are absolutely awesome. We came back to Stuttgart to return our Rental Car so we decided to tour a…

Heidelberg

Today we strolled the streets of Old Town Heidelberg.  It seems every European city has a Castle and a Cathedral and Heidelberg was no different. And of course there are picturesque alley ways and gingerbread houses. And there are always monuments and sculptures too. Today was so relaxing.  We simply strolled the streets and found…

Rhine River Cruise

We’ve always dreamed of doing a Viking Rhine River Cruise so we stopped in the town of Bacharach where we could hop aboard a river cruise down the UNESCO World Heritage part of the river.  It was such a quaint little town and in my opinion the most beautiful town on this section of the…

The Ardennes and Meuse River

At our Airbnb apartment in Belgium this evening William says, “hey, we are right in the middle of the Ardenne Forest.  You should look it up and see what we can do around here.”    He continued to tell me about how in WWII the allied forces did not think that Germany could invade through…

Bruges – Little Venice

While we were in Berlin our Airbnb Host suggested that we visit Bruges after leaving Amsterdam.  Wow – Wow -Wow!  I absolutely loved Bruges.  The little Belgium town had beautiful squares, cobbled alleys, pretty canals and gingerbread houses. It’s a small city, completely untouched by the bombings of WWII.   There are 20,000 residents but…

Holland – Windmills and Tulips

After exploring the city of Amsterdam William and I took a short ride out into the country to see the windmills that made Holland famous. In the 17th century, over 6000 mills were here with only 60 remaining today.   They were used for pressing oils, sawing trees and pumping the water from the lowlands….

Amsterdam

After leaving Berlin and Ravensbruck we drove west towards the Netherlands.   Our Airbnb was just outside the city so after getting settled in our place we headed out to the City Center.  The public transportation in Amsterdam was absolutely the easiest system we have ever used!  Everything was marked very well so we didn’t…

Ravensbruck Concentration Camp

This Monday morning William and I awoke to a beautiful sunny day.  I was so happy because today we would drive about an hour and a half north of Berlin to visit Ravensbruck Concentration Camp.  Once we got in the car and I opened the Google Maps for directions and my heart sank.  The directions…

Sanssouci Palace & Gardens

Before leaving Berlin we took a train to Potsdam, a small town just a 45 minute train ride away.   Here in Potsdam we found Frederick the Great’s summer palace and gardens. The sun was shinning and a lovely day to spend touring this palace designed like Versailles in Paris.  It was very small though,…

Berlin – Part Two

William and I found the Reichstag building on our first day here but because it  is the most frequently visited sight in Berlin we could not visit it until our third day in Berlin. There is no cost to see the building that houses the German parliament but you must register your visit.  The only…