• An Eifel Bucket List or 10 Things to do Around Spangdahlem
    Castles,  Day Trips,  Food & Fun,  Hiking

    The Ultimate Eifel Bucket List

    For the past year, I’ve been teaching at a university here in Germany. It has been amazing in so many ways, and it’s been really interesting to experience all of the differences between German and American higher education – seriously, you have no idea how different they are! But, what I’ve always enjoyed the most about teaching is getting to know the students. I recently had a rather *cough* enlightening conversation with a student who is originally from Berlin. We talked about cultural differences, struggles with learning the two languages, and how both of us ended up so far from home, and then this student asked me what part of Germany I…

  • Romantic Restaurants on the Mosel River
    Food & Fun

    Romantic Restaurants on the Moselle

    Not too long ago, National Geographic released their list of the 17 Most Romantic Destinations in the world. Among those that made the cut were the French Riviera, Venice, and our very own Moselle region. For all of my expat readers stationed at Spangdahlem – congratulations! You live next to one of THE most romantic places in the world! There is so much magic and charm to the Moselle area, and there’s so much you can do there – especially with your significant other. Don’t know where to start? No problem. I’ll help you make the absolute most out of a date night on the Moselle. This week, in the…

  • Mystery Dinner Theater Burg Ehrenburg
    Castles,  Food & Fun

    Burg Ehrenburg

    Medieval Murder Mystery Dinner 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 castles.  And just next door, along the Mosel, there are over a dozen more.  The nice thing about living where we do is that we are just a short drive from all of them.  And that means we can drive to them on a whim. Which is exactly what we did a few weeks…

  • Food & Fun

    Five Restaurants in Bitburg You Should be Eating at

    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 out and try new places all the time, but the places that turn out to be really good are usually the ones he heard about through the German grapevine. What I’ve noticed, though, is that all too often these restaurants either don’t show up on Trip Advisor at all or get ranked low on the list…