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Düsseldorf Christmas Market – any good?

Düsseldorf Christmas Market – any good?

One of the favourite things that we’ve done was when we visited Düsseldorf Christmas market.  It’s not one of the top German Christmas markets if you read any of the ‘top’ lists around but as we’d never experienced any before, we had nothing to compare it to and as such had a fantastic time.   When we finished up our time in London we needed to get to New York and one of the ways we did it was to fly via…

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Eastern Promise

Eastern Promise

  We decided that with this trip we should concentrate on visiting places that would be hard to reach or visit from our home country of England.  The western part of Germany is easy to get to so we didn’t really explore there at all, focussing on the Eastern side.  Even then we didn’t get to do everything that we wanted, I really wanted to visit Berlin, but time just didn’t allow for everything! After leaving Neuschwanstein we decided we…

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Visiting Neuschwanstein castle – is it a budget breaker?

Visiting Neuschwanstein castle – is it a budget breaker?

When we decided to go to Germany we had a few ideas of places to see, and visiting Neuschwanstein castle, the fairy tale Bavarian castle of Ludwig II, was high on the list.  Being on a tight budget on this road trip around Europe means that inevitably we have to make some choices about what to include and what to miss.  Munich was also on the list, but we opted to miss that and do the castle instead on the…

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German birthday, rain, and snow.

German birthday, rain, and snow.

We were all very excited to get to Germany – a new country and new language and culture is always quite exciting.  Unfortunately we don’t know much German which made it all a little bit more tricky.  I did work in Germany for a couple of months in my late teens, and didn’t learn much but it seemed to be enough to get by. We arrived on a bank holiday and as such couldn’t get food.  We’d got enough for…

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