The Best of the Wurst and the History of the German Bratwurst

February 25, 2016 6 Comments »

I drove into the little hamlet of Holzhausen Germany, nestled in the rolling hills and blanketed in morning fog; it seemed like a German fairy tale. Everything and every person were rather precise, reserved, serious, and orderly in the little German town, just as one would expect. However on the outskirts of Holzhausen there lived […]

Why are We Still Cuckoo for Clocks

February 23, 2016 2 Comments »

Time flies. Time travel. Time to go. What time is it? Have you ever thought about the origin of time? When did we start to care about time and why? When was the sun no longer good enough to tell time? “You can explain how time is measured when you understand how a cuckoo clock […]

Things to do in Stuttgart for the Automotive Nut

February 18, 2016 1 Comment »

Things to do in Stuttgart

What better place to start a Germany road trip than the automotive capital of Germany? Every 4 people who live in Stuttgart are in automotive industry. Not only do you have a Mercedes Automobile Museum, Porsche museum and track, and Mercedes plant that is the size of a small city, but you also have plenty […]

The Coolest Place to Sleep in Berlin

February 16, 2016 5 Comments »

Caravan Hotel Huttenpalast Berlin

As I drove down the autobahn in Germany I kept seeing cars passing me pulling tiny ‘bubble campers’. Many of them were old little caravans that were only big enough for a bed. I thought about the tiny house movement and mused to myself wondering what it would be like to actually camp in one […]

A Story About Love and Bells

February 9, 2016 11 Comments »

story about love

This Valentine’s day, skip the flowers and chocolates and why don’t you travel to hear and see a great story about love in Saxony Germany. When I came across this story in Annaberg-Buchholz Germany last fall I was so uplifted by it; it was practically a Disney fairytale. And it made me believe in the […]

How Germany Stolle Christmas

December 8, 2015 8 Comments »

No, Germany didn’t sneak into Whoville and actually steel Christmas, but if the Grinch had wandered into Annaberg Germany to steal Christmas his bag of contraband would have most certainly been weighted down with German Stollen Cake. I’m not sure that he would have made it back to his perch on the mountaintop. Butter Stollen […]

How German Christmas Ornaments Went Viral

December 4, 2015 5 Comments »

German Christmas Ornaments

You put them on your tree every year, but have you ever wondered – why? Why do we hang glass balls on a tree – it’s really kind of strange if you think about it. Yet we do it all around the world, year after year, after year. I’m often fascinated with how things became […]

The Best Street Art Berlin Tour

November 19, 2015 1 Comment »

The warehouse is chilly, dimly lit, and smells of paint. Curtis is dressed in black from head to toe and gives me the go-ahead nod. I look at all the cans in front of me, pick up the pink one, shake it, and push the top gently; my first attempt at graffiti is exhilarating and […]

Week In-stagram Review Autumn in Germany

October 23, 2015 3 Comments »

I wrapped up my Autumn Made in Germany road trip in Dresden and sadly turned in my car to head ‘home’. I have many ‘homes’ around the world – or at least places that sort of feel like home.  They all have a bit of familiarity to them, I know how to get around, I […]

Week In-stagram Review German Traditions

October 16, 2015 2 Comments »

germany tradition

My Made in Germany road trip continued this week with more food, crafts, beer, and onions…yes onions. Not only did I attend the Onion Festival in Weimar, but I also made a bunch of new friends along my route!  In the last week I learned how to cook brats, make Christmas cake, weave lace, paint gnomes, […]