Hotel Kronprinz & Ristorante Il Giardino, near Köln (Cologne)

CONTRIBUTED BY ALEXIS TUCKER When Taylor Swift came on her 1989 tour in Cologne my husband and I stayed at Hotel Kronprinz. We were really impressed with our hotel for how cheap it was (150 euro for two nights), and it came with a delicious buffet for breakfast. The breakfast included a variety of drinks from water, coffee, … Continue reading Hotel Kronprinz & Ristorante Il Giardino, near Köln (Cologne)

Burg Trifels

Chasing Jewels and Kings at Burg Trifels CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER LIDOWSKI Every once in a while, my kids aren’t instantly excited about visiting a museum, historic site, or castle.  Sometimes, they just want to spend a day at home.  My husband and I have a hard time letting a free day go to waste, though. … Continue reading Burg Trifels

Mainz Fasching Parade

CONTRIBUTED BY AMANDA PAPENFUS Editor's note: This article was originally published for a previous Fasting, but we thought you'd be interested to see it again in 2016. This year the Mainz Rosenmontag parade will be on 8 February. Fasching, also known as Karneval and Fastnacht, is a carnival season in Germany marked by several festivities, including … Continue reading Mainz Fasching Parade