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A castle Christmas market in Regensburg

The courtyard of Thurn and Taxis Palace (also called the Palace of St. Emmeram) is the most festive part of town.

The quaint Christmas market of Bernkastel-Kues

In the heart of Mosel River wine country, the Bernkastel-Kues market offers festive stalls with regional wines, handcrafted goods and seasonal treats.
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Cozy castle markets in Germany

The Christmas season in Germany wouldn’t be complete without visiting a Christmas market or two located on the grounds of a beautiful, historic...

Christmas markets close to home

There is no need to travel far to experience magical Christmas markets. We have highlighted several near U.S.

Making holiday memories

In 2009, my husband and I were excited to experience Europe’s winter festivities, but we were also unhappy about spending the holidays away from...

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Explore Prague like a local

More than anything else, I have discovered language is the key that transforms the ordinary tourist into a temporary local.

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All aboard: 9 train trips through Europe

Whether it’s a luxurious multi-day excursion through Central Europe or a quick jaunt through the German countryside, the possibilities for train...

Haunting Halloween history in Germany

While the modern Halloween holiday dates to the 19th century in the United States, Halloween is still relatively young in Germany.
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Transylvania: Land of legends

For many, Transylvania conjures up images of vampires, werewolves and other creatures of the night, but the real Romania is far more fascinating, and...
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Burg Frankenstein: Lore and gore this Halloween

High on a hill outside Darmstadt is a seemingly ordinary castle ruin with a name and past shrouded in mystery.

Thrills and chills at Germany's amusement parks

Amusement parks are great anytime of the year, but they really sparkle for October and Halloween!

Deadly dungeons of Europe

A few hundred years ago, people hoped never to see the village dungeon.

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