Monthly Archives : October 2013

The End Of The Big Summer Trip


Somewhere in Luxembourg – I think near Grevenmacher – we had our last stop before going back to Brussels. Lars and I started our summer trip near water – at the Wannsee in Berlin – and we ended it at our favorite river, the Moselle. We hope you enjoyed our long series about our summer trip! Lars and I discovered…

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And Now For Something Really Completely Different


The last day of our big summer trip had come… Sigh… We always try to squeeze in 1 or 2 extra excursions before we really head back to Brussels. This time was no exception. The first place we visited was Völklingen. What started as a small steel mill at the end of the 19th century developed into a real industrial…

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Something Else In Worms


Our next destination was Worms. Now, there are a lot of interesting, historic buildings in Worms. And after having seen two churches – very beautiful churches – I was in the mood for something else though. Besides, otherwise we would probably bore you to death with pictures of religious buildings on this blog. So, instead, Lars and I visited the…

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A Gem In Speyer


I am convinced that I am cursed. Really… After having traveled around in 20 countries this year, I am sure of one thing: there are roadworks everywhere. And these roadworks sometimes keep us from visiting places we really like to see… Also in Speyer. It was our goal to visit the cathedral (Kaiserdom), but due to roadworks Lars and I…

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A Basilica in Saarbrücken


The last 2 days of our big summer trip, we found a hotel closer to the border with France and Luxembourg. There are a lot of interesting cities in this area and the first one we visited was Saarbrücken. The building that really caught our attention was St. John’s Basilica. When we entered, Lars and I saw people sitting and we…

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Taking Our Time In Mesenich


Another favorite at the Moselle: the picturesque Mesenich. Usually, Lars and I start or end our big summer trip in this village. This usually means, staying in a hotel, sipping some local wine and the next day we are on the road again. This time we decided to take our time for a stroll. The history of the place goes…

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Tasting Wine


We found an excellent, cozy wine house in Traben – Trarbach, in the Grabenstrasse 5, called Storck. The family who runs the business also manage a restaurant and an apartment. If you are into Riesling, this is the place to be! I tasted several wines – Lars is the designated driver – and immediately decided to buy at least one…

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