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Category Archives: Exploring Germany

Exploring cities in Germany.

My First Trip to Wiesbaden & Eating at Enchilada

Misadventures in Getting There When we moved to Kaiserslautern, most of the people I knew moved to Wiesbaden. I didn’t see any of them for several months. Then, a friend and former coworker who lived there asked me to come to a birthday dinner at Enchilada, a Mexican restaurant, so I did. Read more →

Dinner at Zur Dicken Emma Preceded By a Gas Mishap

At the end of June, some of my grad school cohort got together for dinner at Zur Dicken Emma (The Big Emma), a restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach. My husband declined to go with me, so I went on my own. This would be the first time I had gotten gas on Read more →

The 2013 Heidelberg Schlossbeleuchtung (Castle Illumination) & 400th Annual Fireworks

Around 930p, we decided to leave Bar d’Aix and to start walking back down toward the river for the Schlossbeleuchtung (castle illumination), which is held on the first Saturday of June and July and the second Saturday of September each year in Heidelberg, Germany to commemorate the 1689 and 1693 Read more →

Goldener Hecht & the Neckar River Flood in Heidelberg

I’m back! Over the last few months, I’ve put in several hundred hours at my practicum site, completed (and passed) a comprehensive exam for my degree, and wrote a final professional paper for my degree, so you can see why it’s been a little quiet around here. I have several Read more →

Farewell Dinner at Europa

Although we had known for awhile that we would be moving to Kaiserslautern near when the garrison in Heidelberg would close down, we didn’t know exactly when. Eventually we found out it was going to be at the beginning of June. A friend I worked with turned out to be Read more →

Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg Residential Palace)

On a weekend toward the end of April (last year, obviously, because I’m still that far behind), I had wanted to go to Luxembourg. However, my husband pointed out that we’d be an hour closer when we moved to Kaiserslautern (which we did in June), so I picked Ludwigsburg instead. Read more →

Karlsruhe Palace & Some of the City

Toward the end of March, we went to Karlsruhe. We parked right near Schloss Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Palace), so that was the first thing we went to. I had not realized that there was a museum on the inside of it. Inside the museum, there was a turm (tower) for people Read more →

Heidelberg Christmas Market & Our First Time Up to the Schloss

About halfway through December we went to Heidelberg’s Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market). We started at Bismarckplatz around 3p and parked in the Darmstädter-Hof-Centrum parking garage, the best one we have found if you want to start at the Bismarckplatz end of Hauptstrasse. Rain started as soon as we came out of Read more →

McDonald’s and Mandy’s Railyway Diner in Heidelberg

While looking at the pictures for the Long Night of Museums, I realized there were a couple other places I meant to tell you about and never got around to. I was originally going to write a post about where to get American food in Heidelberg, but never got around Read more →

Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums)

When I was going to link back to this post in the last one, I realized it didn’t exist. I don’t know if I accidentally deleted the draft or if I forgot to write one. At any rate, here it is now, and if it had appeared in order I Read more →

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