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Bad Bertrich

Why You Need to Experience the Vulkaneifel Therma Before moving to Germany, you couldn’t have paid me to go into a mixed gender sauna.  Heck, you probably couldn’t have gotten me into an all-women’s sauna either.  The idea of sitting around with a bunch of sweaty, half-naked (or totally naked) strangers in a dimly lit… Read More Bad Bertrich

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Bitburg’s "Am Spittel"

A Füßgängerzone Fixture If you’ve spent any time around Bitburg in the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard the words “am Spittel” at least once. The “Spittel” is a new-ish element of the Füßgängerzone.  For those of you who spent time there a few years back, you’ll remember this area as being where the… Read More Bitburg’s "Am Spittel"

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Stausee Bitburg

The Heart of the South Eifel When people think of tourism in Germany, their minds most likely shoot to one of three places: Bavaria, the Rhine River, or the Moselle region.  The Eifel usually doesn’t make the cut – even for temporary expats who live in it.  I remember my childhood years in the Spangdahlem… Read More Stausee Bitburg

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Schloss Bürresheim

The Prettiest Castle You’ve Never Heard Of If you love visiting German castles, chances are you’ve probably already been to most of the big name places like Cochem, Burg Eltz, or even Neuschwanstein down in Bavaria.  While these are, without question, beautiful places, there are some lesser known castles that, in a lot of ways,… Read More Schloss Bürresheim

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A City Full of Crime and Books

Hillesheim: Die Krimihauptstadt If you’re a fan of Clue or Sherlock Holmes, you need to make a trip to the city of Hillesheim in the Vulkaneifel area.  It’s known locally as “Die Krimihauptstadt” or “The Crime Capital” for it’s abundance of everything crime related.  No worries, though.  It’s all in good fun. We spent the day… Read More A City Full of Crime and Books