About 2 hours west of Bielefeld, in the heart of Germany’s Ruhrgebiet, is the city of Düsseldorf. The city is an industrial powerhouse that sprawls the banks of the Rhine river and is the seat of North-Rhine Westphalia’s government. I spent the better part of the week in a suburb of the city, speaking EnglishContinue reading “A Weekend in Düsseldorf”
A weekend trip to London with no plans turns into a cultural download of sites and museums.
Always Lookin’ Up The trains coming into the Cologne train station take the scenic route, crossing a bridge over the Rhein, cruise ships floating below. Along the river are modern, attractive skyscrapers. If you’re nose deep in a book, or sleeping in your seat on the train, you might miss one of the most spectacularContinue reading “The Cologne Cathedral”
Mainz on the Rhein A short train ride from Frankfurt sits the ancient roman city of Mainz (pronounced like “mines”). When my parents came to visit, we started our vacation here, with a weekend on the Rhein, exploring Mainz and neighboring river villages. The funny thing is, when we told our German friends our plansContinue reading “A Weekend in Mainz”
Travel Games Growing up, our family vacations involved road trips throughout the west. Traveling up the Pacific Coast Highway, or making our way through the desert to Nevada and Arizona. My sister and I loved these trips, but we also had strict rules: We each had to have our own row of seats in theContinue reading “Germany Travel Bingo Printable”
A Night at the Museums Saturday was Nachtansichten. My feet are sore, I’m tired, and I have a bit of a headache, probably from the lights. It’s a Nachtansichten hangover. Every Spring in Bielefeld, the city stays up past midnight and gets a little bit wild, all in the name of creativity. Over 50 museums,Continue reading “Nachtansichten”
Germany’s Capital This weekend, we took the DeutscheBahn from Bielefeld to Berlin for an unscheduled no-itinerary weekend in Berlin. We didn’t even know what we wanted to do, only that we wanted to eat good food (preferably Asian) and go to a museum (preferably history). We stayed outside of the historical section of the city,Continue reading “A Weekend in Berlin”
I think the Christmas markets started as a way for people to keep warm in the winter. The combination of Glühwein and bodies comfortably oozing from stand to stand is the only way we can stay warm outside.
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48 Hours in Bonn This weekend, I took the train from Bielefeld to Bonn, where Josh has been living and working for the past month. He is working at the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics (HIM), in partnership with Universität Bonn. This was my first time leaving Bielefeld by train and traveling by myself. IContinue reading “A Weekend in Bonn”