Tag Archives: Germany

Euro 2020 Match Day 17 – England v Germany

There is loads of history on the football field between these old rivals. The 1966 World Cup Final and the Euro 96 semi-final being the two of the most pivotal. Like those two famous contests this game will be played at Wembley. England Bath in the South West of England is one of the finest […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 13 – Germany v Hungary

The match takes place in Munich with Germany favourites to progress. Germany Berlin is great for a city break. The German capital has lots of historic buildings and is of course steeped in history. It was all things Berlin Wall that fascinated me. There are remnants of wall in several places, plus my personal favourite, […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 9 – Portugal v Germany

Two of the ‘big boys’ clash in Munich in the second game of the day. Germany Cologne is up there with my favourite German cities. Arriving by train is great as you cross the Rhine into the Hauptbahnhof, and as soon as you exit the station you are met with the colossal gothic cathedral. I […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 5 – Germany v France

A battle of heavyweights in Group F aking place in Munich’s Allianz Arena. France The southern city of Marseille is a world away from Paris. A big African influence has given the city an eclectic feel We stayed in a great AirBNB with a terrace overlooking the port. A magic place for sundowners and nightcaps. […]

My Top Twenty ‘Lesser’ Cities in Europe

Salzburg in Austria

David Bowie, Street Art in Manchester's Northern Quarter

David Bowie – Remembering A Genius

David Bowie 8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016 Today would have been the 74th birthday of the incomparable David Bowie, perhaps Britain’s finest ever contemporary creative genius. When I heard the news of his death from cancer five years ago, I played Lazarus on my MP3 and bawled my eyes out. I had never […]

Friday Photo – Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is rumoured to have been the inspiration for Disney’s castle. There are plenty of other candidates but I am sure it had some influence. We drove there a few years ago from Munich to the site in south-west Bavaria. A fierce snowstorm accompanied us for much of the journey, and returning after dark […]

Europe’s Christmas Markets – Fab Memories of Previous Years

A highlight of most years is to visit a Christmas market somewhere. There is honestly no better way to get into the festive spirit. This year a trip into London and watching dvds of Elf, Christmas Vacation & Wonderful Life will have to do the trick. Germany and Austria are considered as the homeland of […]

Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Central Europe

Continuing my series of European bridges, having already covered Northern & Southern Europe and the UK. My classification for Central Europe is Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czechia, Slovakia & Slovenia. Switzerland If the earth’s creator had an idea for a fabulous train set, Switzerland would have been the perfect setting. It has however been left […]

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – F for Frankfurt

I actually intended to blog about the Moroccan city of Fes, but found that I have virtually no digital photographs. A great shame as Fes is one of my favourite cities ever visited. I visited the German city of Frankfurt on a business trip and as I had a few hours to kill, decided to […]