The High Fens are home to one of the most unique landscapes in Europe. When you think of the Eifel, what’s the first word that comes to mind? I’m guessing for most of you it’s something along the lines of nature, forests, or farmland. Raise your hand if you said, “bogs.” Nobody? I’m not surprised!… Read More A Walking Guide to the High Fens Nature Reserve
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!
From the Gateway of the Eifel to the Edges of Volcanoes It’s no secret that the Eifel has some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in all of Germany. With Fall quickly approaching, we decided to spend a few hours driving some of the prettiest stretches of backroads between the southernmost tip of the South Eifel… Read More Backroads of the South Eifel
The Three Maidens of Auw an der Kyll There is something especially magical about Eifel forests. Whenever we take a walk through one, I can’t help but look out into the darkness and imagine knights riding through on horseback or medieval vagabonds sitting around a campfire. My husband teases me about looking at much of… Read More Die Drei Jungfrauen von Auw an der Kyll
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
For a Low-Key Day on the Mosel River The Mosel area is undoubtedly one of the prettiest areas in Germany. Fairytale castles, postcard worthy villages, vineyards as far as the eye can see…it’s beautiful. But, with that beauty often comes stress. One of my favorite spots on the Mosel is Cochem. Unfortunately, it’s also a… Read More Piesport