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Germany Holidays – The City Of Dresden

This week’s German Holidays post takes us to the former East German city of Dresden. A year ago a family reunion on The Bavarian’s side of the family meant that we got to spend three days in the impressive capital city of the German state of Saxony (Sachsen). This was my first trip to Dresden… Continue reading Germany Holidays – The City Of Dresden

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German Holidays – The Black Forest

Last week’s German holiday post took us to Berchtestgaden in the far south east of Germany. This week we’ll be looking at the south west and another of Germany’s internationally renowned areas, the Black Forest.  The Black Forest, famous for its cherry gateau and cuckoo clocks, is a spectacular place to spend a holiday or… Continue reading German Holidays – The Black Forest

Christmas · Christmas food · christmas markets · days out · holidays · Parenting

The Dos and Don’ts of Bringing Children to a Christmas Market

Do: Get them a mug of Kinderpunsch (hot, non-alcoholic punch) Point out the twinkly fairy lights, the Christmas tree and any other light effects Make sure they at least try some of the delicious, sweet and savoury food on offer Let them go on the carousel Bring them to see the crib Make sure they… Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts of Bringing Children to a Christmas Market

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A Family Camping Holiday in Frankonia, Germany

We recently returned from our second family camping holiday. It was our first with all three of the boys and it was a great success. The Bavarian was responsible for the choice of location since  a) we were going camping with Bavarian friends in Bavaria, and  b) he wanted to do some fishing while we… Continue reading A Family Camping Holiday in Frankonia, Germany