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Author: RonaldMeachum

Tags : Adventure Trip, Blogs, Eco-Tourism, Europe, Germany, Ireland, Kids, Multigen, Step & Single Parents

5 European Locations for a Perfect Family Vacation

For some, traveling with a child throughout Europe can equate to a huge challenge; for others, it can be the journey of a lifetime. But to make a truly memorable time for every member of the family, it is worth planning a trip to a location which was already visited by travelers with children.

These five sites were shared with us by the Travel Ticker team. Here you will have the best time with your little ones, and also get a chance to gaze upon some natural and architectural beauty with your spouse. So romance for you two and fun for your children are guaranteed!

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Author: Jaclyn Stockton-Sooy

Tags : City Break, Food & Wine, Germany, Multigen

Heidelberg's Famous Schriesheim Festival

The historic town of Heidelberg, Germany is the site of many U.S. military facilities, and is a magnet throughout Europe for festival-goers due its busy calendar of events.
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Author: Julie Callahan

Tags : Blogs, Europe, Fall Getaway, Germany, Kids, Multigen, Teens

The Real Oktoberfest

Learn more about the history of the real Oktoberfest in Munich and its influence around the world.
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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Cheap Vacation, Couples, England, Europe, France, Germany, Ireland, Multigen, Museums & Culture

Saving Euros on a European Adventure

Since summer is the most expensive time to visit Europe, we're sharing the euro-saving tips we learned from our own recent adventure. And, with the strong exchange rate, drop in tourism due to several factors, and bargains we've uncovered in our summer vacation roundup, you can find some good deals, too. Put them together and voila: an affordable summer on the Continent.

Note! This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.

Author: Sophia Ebel

Tags: Europe, Exploring, Germany, Winner

Hope in the Midst of Despair

The building looked innocent enough from the street. With its greying stone, plain rectangular structure, and uniform windows, it looked like simply another old office building that you could walk past, barely noticing that it was there. On a panel of glass above the door, the letters EL-DE were spelled out in crisp, gold paint. As our tour guide would later explain, these were the initials of the man who had built the building, and who in 1943 had rented it to the Gestapo to use as a headquarters and prison.

Author: noapatch

Tags: Europe, Exploring, Germany, Winner

A Stroll in Berlin

If I’m honest about it, I was never grabbed by books about history when I was younger. I found it hard to connect personally with what I read in their pages -- stories about people long gone, in places with strange names, seeming to exist only in two dimensions. Then, one day during C-block history, we started a new chapter, and suddenly, the words on the page leapt to life. Two dimensions became three, and the story became one I felt myself in the middle of. And that was all because I had traveled to the place where it happened.

Author: Katherine

Tags: Europe, Finalist, Germany, Heritage

Dancing in a Dream

           The mountains beckon.

            No, wait. Not just them. Green blades of grass pressing flat with bounding wind beckon. Meadows shimmering with flecks of dandelion seed beckon. Hundred-karat crystal blue skies strung with gentle wisps of clouds and free-flowing sunshine floods the countryside with an ocean of light.

            Bavaria beckons.

Author: Brontae Williamson

Tags: Europe, Exploring, Germany, Quarter Finalist

Discover Yourself: One Journey At A Time

A gust of warm spring air strikes the open windows of the 768-step tall cathedral. The soft breeze sweeps beneath our feet, spiraling down the winding stairs of Ulmer Münster, one of the most magnificent churches in the world. Dragging ourselves up every shallow step of the 530 foot tall beast, we reach the top victorious. Red-roofed buildings, greenery of all shapes and sizes, flowers blooming in the distance, these are all figures of what seems like our imagination, but it is real. It is the world around us. The soil beneath our feet that defines us, our story, and our future.

Author: Chesney Walters

Tags: Germany, Quarter Finalist, Soul Search

Travel: Familiar But Not For Granted

When traveling makes up the majority of your life, it is easy to overlook what you might consider to be “the little things.” Moving across oceans six times in eight years, traveling has become second nature to me. I have seen more of the world than I can even describe, and have been more fortunate than I will ever know, no matter how much I think I appreciate my life. Not only have I traveled from country to country, but every time I move, a whole new region of the world opens for me to explore.

 

Author: Marta F.

Tags: Europe, Exploring, Germany, Winner

Beethoven in Bonn

The rain steadily fell in misty sheets, so that the landscape was partly obscured by a dewy veil. Our train chugged through damp German villages, swaying gently from side to side. The grey horizon showed no sign of a mood change.

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One of my friends sighed. “What luck. We’ve been planning our Bonn excursion for weeks, and we managed to schedule it on the most miserable day of the entire month.”

I grinned. “I guess we’ll get to see a lot of museums.”

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