Experience the Stuttgart Christmas Market (plus two more)

If you’re looking for a trip that puts you in a holiday mood, visit a Christmas market. It’s one of our favorite ways to get the season started. Through the years at My Itchy Travel Feet, we’ve shared many festive travel ideas, including how to visit Germany’s top Christmas markets or why an early December […]

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A car museum with cars housed in open bays protected by glass

Stuttgart for Car Lovers Who Want to Experience it All

Are you planning a trip to Germany? Will you be traveling with a car lover? If so, Stuttgart is the place you want to be! My Itchy Travel Feet featured contributor, Debi Lander, from ByLanderSea, shares her experiences on a trip to Stuttgart for car lovers. After reading this, Alan’s already packed his bags! Things […]

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Discover Germany’s Top Christmas Markets that are Off-the-Beaten-Path

Visiting Europe over the holidays is a great way to see how different parts of the world celebrate Christmas. And, although several European countries celebrate the holidays to the hilt, a visit to Germany’s top Christmas markets is sure to bring it up one more notch! I’ve has already told you about my amazing experience […]

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Cologne Cathedral

A Winter Walking Tour of Cologne, Germany

Pastel-colored buildings enhance the snowy scene when AmaWaterways Amacello pulls into her spot along the banks of the Rhine River in Cologne, Germany. Cologne in December can be snowy, as it is on our visit. But Alan and I aren’t going to let a little snow on the ground keep us from exploring Germany’s 4th […]

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Rheinstein castle in the Rhine Gorge

Winter on the Rhine

On a foggy, sleety day, AmaWaterways Amacello winds through the Rhine Gorge where medieval castles and vineyards compete for attention above scenic river banks. Alan heads outside to take photos but returns quickly, unable to shield his lens from pelting sleet. Most Rhine River cruisers hope to view the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World […]

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Gothic cathedral rises above Schwerin, Germany

Do-It-Yourself Tips for a Schwerin Walking Tour

Do you enjoy city walking tours? My tips for a Schwerin walking tour are for you! And it’s easy to do on your own. Exploring Schwerin on foot 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 […]

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Saturday’s scene: into the Baltic Sea

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

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 climbed the […]

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Cycling the Hamptons of Germany

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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