Central Europe

6 Interesting Facts About Luxembourg I Learned While Visiting

Luxembourg Reflection

I learned some really interesting and unexpected facts about Luxembourg when I visited to see the Christmas markets this year. Even though it’s located in western Europe, it had a lot of its own characteristics which set it apart from neighboring countries. Here are some of the things you can expect when you visit Luxembourg yourself. Luxembourg is Very Expensive …

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A Review of Miniatur Wunderland – The World’s Largest Model Railway

Kuffingen at Miniatur Wunderland

Can you imagine a model railway with 10 miles of track? That’s just what Miniatur Wunderland has in Hamburg, Germany…along with over a third of an acre of miniature model cities from around the world. 20 Years in the Making Construction started on Miniatur Wunderland in December 2000 by the twin brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun. By August 2001, they …

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A Guide to Visiting Luxembourg on a Budget

Luxembourg on a Budget

I had no idea that visiting Luxembourg on a budget would be so hard when I booked my flights there to see the Christmas markets. It wasn’t until afterward that I learned it’s one of the five most expensive countries in the world! Why Travel to Luxembourg If you’re not familiar with Europe, there’s a good chance you don’t know …

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Learning About German Cuisine on the Secret Food Tour in Berlin

Schnitzel on the Secret Food Tour in Berlin

What food comes to mind when you think of German cuisine? Sausages? Kebabs? Beer? The truth is that, just like most countries, German cuisine varies by region and city. Recently, I did the Secret Food Tour in Berlin and discovered several of the amazing restaurants and dishes served in Germany’s capital. Please note, this article is not a substitute for …

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Finding My Favorite Christmas Markets in Cologne, Germany

Selfie with Sausage at Chirstmas Market in Cologne

I’ve always heard that Germany had the best Christmas markets. Now that I’ve seen the Christmas markets in Cologne, I fully agree. Christmas markets started in the Holy Roman Empire, which was the German-speaking portion of Europe in the Middle Ages. The tradition has carried into the present and has spread across the world. For example, in 2000, 41 German …

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