Germany is beautiful. I mean, really beautiful. The landscape in the Eifel is like something out of a fairytale. Beautiful forests, bright blooming flowers, powerful rivers snaking their way through hillsides dotted with tiny villages. The colors of everything are more vibrant. The grass is greener, the sky is bluer, the flowers are bolder. And… Read More Lions and Tigers and Hookers….Oh my!
The coastal city of Ostend is known for more than just it’s sandy beaches. It was also home to one of America’s most beloved musical icons. Hello, Ostend First Impressions Aren’t Always Correct We got there around lunchtime and wanted to head straight for the beach. But first, we had to stop at a bathroom. Man,… Read More The Beach With the Most Soul
Burg Thurant If you’ve never heard of Burg Thurant, I won’t be surprised. I’d never heard of it myself, nor had my husband for that matter, until we happened to drive past it on our way to Burg Ehrenburg. In fact, it seems this type of chance encounter is how most people discover the castle. … Read More Not Your Average Castle
Please keep in mind this is in no way a complete list of events. It’s also more focused on the South Eifel. Festivals Kirmes (Speicher, May 6-8) Details: Fun-fair rides, music, and food. Where can I find more information?: There’s not really any information online. Look for posters up around town for operating times. Eupen Music… Read More Eifel Events – May 2017
Back in Texas, about the only time you would catch me eating sausage was when I would float the Guadalupe River in late summer. We’d drive down to New Braunfels, stop off at the last Wal-Mart before the turn-off, and load up on Bud Light Lime (don’t judge me) and summer sausage. The first time… Read More Let’s Talk Sausage
The internet is littered with horror stories about Americans trying the German saunas for the first time. They’re overwhelmed. They’re uncomfortable. They’re totally lost. And while we tend to focus on the fact that those first-time experiences were negative – albeit highly entertainingly negative – what gets lost is the fact that many Americans are… Read More Where the Brave People Go
Burg Ehrenburg There are over 20,000 castles in Germany. 20,000. When most people think of castles, their minds go straight to the big ones, most of which are in Bavaria. But with 20,000 castles, that means there is so much more to explore than just southern Germany. In the Eifel alone, there are over 100… Read More Medieval Murder Mystery Dinner
Hiking the Moselschleife (in Winter) A few weeks ago, my husband and I had a discussion about the topography of the Eifel. Twice a week, I drive to a city over an hour away where I teach a couple of university courses. I’ve noticed, especially the past couple of weeks when we had snow, that… Read More Hiking in Snow is a Great Idea – NOT!
Hello. My name is Eifel Mausi, and I’m a foodie. Not really. But my husband is. And the nice thing thing about that – combined with the fact that he grew up in this area – is that he’s always got the inside scoop on the best restaurants. Don’t get me wrong; we still venture… Read More Five Restaurants in Bitburg You Should be Eating at
New Year’s Eve in Germany is celebrated much like it is in the States: parties, all-inclusive events, formal galas, board games with family, champagne, etc. But while the main elements are the same, you might not be aware of some of the smaller details that are rather unique to Germany. So, here are four things… Read More A New Year’s Eve Kit for the Expat in Germany