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Dusseldorf Christmas Market

January 5, 2013

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I had the good fortune to spend the weekend in Dusseldorf, Germany a few weeks ago while in the country for business.  From late November until Christmas, many German cities host Christmas Markets.  While the markets vary by city, generally they feature lots of good food, handmade crafts, and the hot spiced wine called Gluhwein. […]

Cologne, Germany

October 9, 2011

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I recently was sent by work on a short trip to Cologne, Germany.  Cologne is a beautiful city along the Rhine River in western Germany.  It is in the famous Ruhr Valley, home to the industrial output for this industrious country.  Unfortunately, the cities in the Ruhr Valley were extensively bombed during World War 2.   Cologne was not spared, which has […]

Nuremburg, Germany

June 26, 2010

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Nuremburg is the sort of city that you envision when you think of Germany. A large castle, narrow streets lined with half-timbered houses, street cafes bustling with people laughing and drinking beer. I had dinner in a busy outdoor beer garden which was a fine way to kill a couple hours. The city is in […]

Dinner in Leipzig, Germany

June 26, 2010

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We made a quick trip to Leipzig to take a quick look around, have some dinner, and watch a bit of the world cup. Leipzig is a medium sized city and has some really nice pedestrian areas lined with cafes. Had dinner at a cafe in the close packed Barfussgasschen (Barefoot Way). Germany played Serbia […]

Merseburg, Germany

June 24, 2010

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I am on a two week trip for work that is taking me to some new places. Over the course of those two weeks, I will set foot in four countries – Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, I have a lot of work to do in a very short time period, so […]