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Take a walking tour in Schwerin

April 17, 2013
Gothic cathedral rises above Schwerin, Germany

Updated 10.01.2013 A walkable European city with cobblestone streets, historic half-timbered buildings and a castle that sits in the middle of a lake—does this sound like a fairytale setting to you? On a walking tour in Schwerin, Germany, you’ll discover this charming scene complemented by cultural festivals and plenty of active travel opportunities. Schwerin might […]

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Saturday’s scene: into the Baltic Sea

February 23, 2013
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The pier at Grand Hotel Heiligendamm stretches into the Baltic Sea during my rainy September visit. In good weather, the luxury resort in northern Germany provides seaside activities for families, couples and those looking to rejeuvenate in a world renowned spa. The resort’s classical white buildings are the backdrop for the natural beauty of the […]

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Saturday’s scene: the Rudesheim Christmas market

December 22, 2012
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Updated 12.01.2013 The Rudesheim Christmas market more than met my expectations of a Christmas market scene in Germany. When Alan and I walked from the AmaWaterways Amacello into the small German village, we discovered a winter tableau worthy of the front cover of a Christmas card. After crossing some rail tracks near the pier, we […]

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Cycling the Hamptons of Germany

December 6, 2012
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A cycling tour of Sylt, Germany represents one of the travel industry’s hottest new trends for boomers—active travel. Today, Jeanine Barone from  J The Travel Authority, writes about the charms of a Sylt cycling tour. Massive sand dunes rise and dip beside my bicycle path, their surface brushed with purple from the dense covering of […]

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Saturday’s scene: anticipation

December 1, 2012
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Trip anticipation—it’s one of my favorite parts of travel. When UPS delivered the documents for our AMA Waterways Christmas market cruise, I ripped open the box immediately. What did I discover? A black pouch holding cruise vouchers, luggage tags, a brochure with tips about preparing for the cruise, a detailed itinerary and a guidebook. Before […]

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Saturday’s scene: appreciating classical music in Berlin

October 20, 2012
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Classical music is king when it comes to culture in Berlin. Did you know that the city has seven major symphony orchestras, three major opera houses and hundreds of  smaller performing groups? Berlin is a paradise for boomer travelers who are also music lovers. I took this photo during a chamber music concert at Charlottenburg Castle where […]

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Remembering the Berlin Wall

October 8, 2012
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Do you remember the Berlin Wall? I can still hear President John F. Kennedy saying, “Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a Berliner),” as he stood near the wall that imprisoned the citizens of East Berlin. His show of U.S. support for West Berlin threatened to catapult humankind into World War III. As I discovered […]

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Saturday’s scene: Schwerin Castle on a Friday night

October 5, 2012
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On a cloudy, Friday evening, Schwerin Castle seems to glow in the last light of the day. Once home to the Duke of Mecklenburg, the castle, which sits on an island in  the Schweriner See (Lake Schweriner), is now the seat of Landtag (the state parliament). Boomer travelers who enjoy a mix of romance, culture and […]

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Exploring Berlin and beyond

October 1, 2012
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Exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations is high on my list when it comes to boomer travel. Today, I’ll be enjoying the business class flight on Air Berlin to Gdansk for the beginning of Berlin and Beyond, a press trip to Poland and Northern Germany. From the looks of the extensive itinerary, I’ll be experiencing castles, palaces and the […]

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Spend a festive holiday in Germany

December 12, 2008
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Sparkling lights, hot mulled wine, melodious voices singing Christmas carols…this baby boomer loves the holiday season. Alan and I are off to a late start due to our recent travels in South Africa and Brazil. This weekend, while we’re decorating the tree and putting up the outside lights, I’ll be thinking about Germany. Why? Visiting […]

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