Rothenburg Christmas

Rothenburg ob der Tauber (on the Tauber river) is a Bavarian village where it feels like time has stood still. Undamaged in WW2, this village is surrounded by an ancient wall punctuated with towers. The village embraces the German Christmas experience in a huge way. The head office of the famous Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas decoration … Continue reading Rothenburg Christmas

Last Stop: Lyon

Our vacation in France was all the way back in November, 2018, but at our usual non-real time pace, it’s taken nearly six months to wrap up the recounting of this trip on our blog. Our last stop was a pleasure. Coming in with little in the way of expectations, we found Lyon full of … Continue reading Last Stop: Lyon

Cologne: Cathedral, Christmas Market, Kölsch and Carnival Craziness

We experienced Cologne as one of the stops on our November 2016 Viking River Cruises Rhine Getaway trip from Amsterdam to Basel. The weather had changed from our relatively sunny Kinderdijk stop the day before to a slightly drizzly and definitely foggy day. Cologne Cathedral was the first stop on our city tour. This video … Continue reading Cologne: Cathedral, Christmas Market, Kölsch and Carnival Craziness