• The Best Little Antique Store in the Eifel
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    The Best Little Antique Store in the Eifel

    Okay, guys. Raise your hand if you’re totally obsessed with Antiques Roadshow.  It’s an interesting paradox, isn’t it? A TV show that you would only expect your grandma to watch that is somehow utterly fascinating. I’m a huge fan of Antiques Roadshow and not ashamed at all to admit that I spent many Saturday afternoons binge-watching back in Texas. So, where am I going with this? Well, what if I told you that there is an equally fascinating German show that has a very real, very special connection to the Eifel? Ah, now I’ve got your attention! Allow Me to Introduce Eifel Antik If you’re like me and love programs like Antiques Roadshow,…

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    The Quirky City of Hillesheim

    A City of Crime and Books 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 in Hillesheim recently and visited the two main stops: Das Krimihotel and Das Kriminalhaus. Both very cool. In fact, I think this is just about the coolest place in all of the Eifel! Das Krimihotel (The Crime Hotel) Das Krimihotel is like something straight out of a Hitchcock movie.  My first thought…