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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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Sleek and snazzy: quirky themed hotels in Europe

Whether visiting a European capital, escaping to the wilderness, or balancing your bucket list with the kids’, you’ll find funky, fun and often...
View over Bacharach along the famous Rhine River, Germany

Wine and legends along the romantic Rhine

Germany’s Rhein River is hundreds of miles long, linking sites where its most enchanting tales and legends were born.
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Go on an underground adventure in the castle caves of Homburg

Sometimes the most interesting things are not found above ground, but below – as children playing on a mountainside in the 1930s discovered.

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25 more adventures for your bucket list in Europe

Need a boost to get off the sofa and see what is waiting for you?

Experience one of the largest wine fests along the Moselle River

The old town of Cochem will celebrate the 83rd Heimat-und Weinfest starting Thursday, August 24 through Monday, August 28.
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Sleep like a king: A night at Auf Schoenburg

Dozens of intact castles and ruins are scattered along the hilly landscape of the Middle Rhine Valley, each a spectacular reminder of the region’s...

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Semi-precious Idar-Oberstein

The small town of Idar-Oberstein boasts a 600-year history of mining and gem cutting that has made it one of the leading cut-gem trading centers...

Rustic and glamorous: glamping in Europe

Glamping, or glamorous camping, allows you to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of home.

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