After two weeks and a few days we were in Frankfurt ready to come home. And we were ready. Unlike other vacations where we aren’t ready to come home, we were ready. We loved our trip and had a great time, but after 18 nights you start to miss your own bed. And you, well at least us, start to miss your own coffee!
We spent several days driving around and touring the small towns and villages that make up the Alsace and the Alsace’s Route de Vin. As with Colmar, these are filled with half-timbered buildings, shops, charm, and restaurants and cafes. One of the first villages we visited was Eguisheim.
Visiting Colmar was the reason we started planning this trip. I had been to the Alsace area and stayed in the Colmar area a few times as kid when we lived in England. Sometimes when my dad had to travel to Colmar we’d all come along.
Our first trip once we reached eastern France’s Alsace region was out of the region to Verdun. My husband loves history, which means we found ourselves setting off on a three hour drive to Verdun from our French home base of Strasbourg.
We had an extra day in Switzerland and decided we had been through a lot of cities and towns and done too many city walks. We thought going into the Swiss countryside and visiting Broc and Gruyeres would be perfect – and it was!
Lucerne was one of my favorite places that we visited when I was a kid, and now it holds that title for me as an adult. Find out why!
Read all about our adventures in Zurich from tiny parking spots to dislocated elbows!
We spent three days enjoying Neushwanstein Castle!
We were both looking forward to Munich. A day of churches, Beer, History -- oh yeah, and a Disney store!
We visited Dachau Concentration Camp on our way to Munich from Nuremberg. The day was grey and drizzly, which serves as the mood for a visit to this site. We read there was a debate after the war about what to do with all of these sites in Germany such as Dachau and Nuremberg’s Documentation … Continue reading A Visit to Dachau