English poet Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” But if travelers in the capital city find themselves wanting a breath of fresh air or change of scenery, there is no shortage of day trips a stone’s throw away from London.
You can thank a long-standing beef between France and Prussia for the delicious Spanish lager, Estrella Damm. The two were duking it out over expansion when August Kuentzmann Damm and his wife Melanie fled Alsace to escape the war and settled along the Mediterranean coast.
It’s easy to get caught up in seeing the major cities in Germany. There are so many choices of dynamic and iconic cityscapes. One would be remiss if they overlooked spending a day in the charming city of Würzburg.
ABOUT THE CITY
The ancient town of Tongeren, in the Maasland region of Belgium, is a fabulous place to take a weekend trip through the past. Beginning with its creation as a military camp for Julius Caesar’s troops, the city became an administrative capital under Emperor Augustus.
You just stepped off your tour bus and only have 24 hours to absorb iconic Rome. That’s plenty of time to take in the highlights and leave with many check marks on your bucket list! Opt for Rome’s Metro for its speed and ease of use. Here are the major sights by metro stop.
The best way to get adjusted to life in the U.K. is to immerse in the new culture early on. If you’re afraid to tackle it alone, ask a friend or coworker who has been living here awhile to show you the ropes.
In the peaceful farmland and stately forests of the eastern part of Germany, just a few miles from the Czech Republic, you will find the remains of Flossenburg Concentration Camp. This was one of hundreds of camps run by the Nazis during World War II.
Upon hearing the phrase D-Day, most would have no problem in associating this with the Allied invasion of Normandy on the northern coast of France carried out on June 6, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy is the term which refers to the operation as it stretched on into the summer months.
If you're heading to or from the Spesbach and Hütschenhausen area tomorrow, be sure to give yourself a little exra time. Due to surface renewal, the Spesbach/Hütschenhausen on-ramp to A62, direction Pirmasens, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29.
If you expect to be traveling between Kaiserslautern and Pirmasens over the weekend, be prepared for detours and delays. A section of the B270 near Donsieders will be completely closed from March 10 at 6 p.m. to March 13 at 5 a.m.