Central Europe

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

Laura 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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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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The Chocoversum in Hamburg is Better than Heaven

Chocoversum Chocolate Museum in Hamburg

I don’t know how anyone who loves chocolate as much as I do could visit Hamburg and not go to the Chocoversum unless they just didn’t know about it. I didn’t know about it myself until planning my trip there, Now that I’ve been, I can say it’s one of my favorite activities in all of my travels around the …

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Which Christmas Market in Luxembourg City is the Best

Luxembourg City Christmas Market

To get the holiday season started, my girlfriend and I decided to visit the Christmas market in Luxembourg City first. It was my first time in Luxembourg and I didn’t really know what to expect. I certainly didn’t think I’d find three Christmas markets in such s small city. Place d’Armes Christmas Market The Place d’Armes is the old parade …

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