5 Things I Loved about Stuttgart

Stuttgart is not the kind of city that would appear on a Europe-in-20-days itinerary. It’s not exactly the prettiest city and it’s not really famous beyond the borders of Germany. But still, it might come up on the advanced traveler’s radar for two reasons: It has two airports that might be cheaper to fly into if … Continue reading “5 Things I Loved about Stuttgart”

Where To Drink Coffee in Hamburg

When I started traveling independently, I thought it was fun to have no plans whatsoever. I loved the romantic idea of an old car, a paper map and all the freedom in the world. I quickly learned that traveling with no plans at all is often a stupid idea — especially in Europe during peak … Continue reading “Where To Drink Coffee in Hamburg”

Eat, Drink, See: My New Favorites in Berlin

It took me a while until I understood what fascinates people with Berlin. Berlin is not the kind of city you fall in love with at first sight because it’s so beautiful. But once you looked behind the facade of all the ugly concrete post-war buildings, you can understand why people from all over the world keep … Continue reading “Eat, Drink, See: My New Favorites in Berlin”

Winter in Germany via Instagram

It’s no secret that I’m not a winter lover — especially not when it comes to those annoyingly gloomy Central European winters, when it feels like all colors are faded and all sounds are muted. Most of the time, winters in Germany are just plain gray in gray. Wind, freezing rain, and sunsets in the … Continue reading “Winter in Germany via Instagram”

Merry Christmas from Germany!

I know it’s such a cliché to say this, but I honestly have no idea how Christmas time came this quickly. All of a sudden, I’m back at home at my parent’s house in the rural German middle of nowhere with the dog warming my feet and it’s almost Christmas Day. The last few months have been … Continue reading “Merry Christmas from Germany!”

September in Germany via Instagram

Of course, I want to travel. A lot. But I want to travel a whole lot more than I actually can: I like my job as a medievalist, but honestly, it’s quite time-consuming and it’s definitely not a job that is making me rich. Thus, I’m constantly torn between feeling guilty for not reading and researching … Continue reading “September in Germany via Instagram”

Why Hamburg has to be on your Germany Itinerary

On the list of the world’s most visited countries, Germany can (almost) always be found among the top ten: Tourists come for half-timbered houses, ancient history and Currywurst from all over the world. They want to see the medieval loveliness of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (which is on the Lonely Planet Germany cover) and Neuschwanstein … Continue reading “Why Hamburg has to be on your Germany Itinerary”

The European Capital Curse

For some travelers it’s the one of the worst travel sins, but I’m absolutely guilty of it: Visiting (European) capital cities. Prague, Czech Republic Budapest, Hungary How often have I had a conversation with someone from England that went something like this: “So, have you been to England at all?” — “Yes!” — “Oh great! … Continue reading “The European Capital Curse”

My July via Instagram

Ever since I started working as a medievalist last fall, I’ve been struggling with finding balance in between being the busy art historian and the blogging part-time traveler. I admire bloggers who manage to be successful in their day-jobs and still stick to a regular writing schedule. But the thing is, my job is a … Continue reading “My July via Instagram”

Hamburg via Instagram

Although I visited three different European capitals this spring, I was a bit travel-deprived lately. My springtime travels were amazing and I was getting used to sleeping in another bed every other three days. Of course, I loved being in Germany to see it turn from grey and frozen to blooming and colorful during the lasts … Continue reading “Hamburg via Instagram”