All in Germany

The Marvellous River Moselle

What do I know about German wine? Hmm, let's see… I don't see it on restaurant menus very often, it's maybe ok to pair with spicy food, it's probably not very good. Clearly, I don't know very much. What I’m sure of is that the thought of German wine doesn't make my heart beat with the same ferocity as an Italian, French or Spanish one and I don't think I'm alone. As someone who came of drinking age in the 80s it is fair to say my first experience of wine was probably a sickly Liebfraumilch. It's a wonder I ever turned to wine drinking again. Is my perception German wine fair? It could be that the curse of the Blue Nun was clouding my judgment. It was time to revisit my preconceptions as we took a trip in our motorhome in one of Germany's most famed wine regions; the Moselle Valley

The Sunny German Seaside

When you think of Germany, images of castles, mountains, beer, bratwurst and pretzels probably come into your head; you rarely think of beaches. A lot of Germany is surrounded by land, in fact three sides have only land borders and even the coast on the northern border is interrupted where pesky Denmark is attached to it. So it’s not surprising that sandcastles and Germany don’t seem connected in the brain.

Our Hanseatic City Tour to Bremen, Hamburg and Lübeck

Our plans in Germany were loose to say the least. We wanted to explore a few less well traveled areas, at least to non-German tourists, knowing that we could head to some of the more world-famous areas on future visits. We decided to head up to the Baltic coast to see what the German seaside was all about but we checked out at a few historic cities along the way.