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Frankfurt | More Than Just A Stopover?

The original reason for coming to Frankfurt was purely because it was the cheapest place we could get a flight to Iceland. But, when presented with an opportunity to explore a new German city, how can I possibly refuse? After arriving late in the evening and taking a 20-minute detour to the apartment, the evening [...]

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Strasbourg | Pretty Buildings and A Slight Chill…

Munich was a great teaser for our upcoming visit to Frankfurt,  and served as a lovely stopover that meant we didn't have to change trains about a million times between Verona and Strasbourg. What it also meant was that we'd have to get up before the crack of dawn to catch a 6.24am train from Munich [...]

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Innsbruck, Austria

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times: I love Innsbruck! It was a last minute addition to our mini-Europe adventure, but I am so glad we took the slight detour and time to visit. It was my first sight of mountains in real life, and it took us ages to walk around [...]

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Dresden

Dresden, Germany

Dresden was never a city that spiked high on my Germany to-see list until I stumbled across it trying to find a midway point between Berlin and Prague on my mini-Europe adventure. A bit of research led me to the Striezelmarkt, which is one of the oldest and most traditional Christmas markets in Germany. That [...]

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Cologne

Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Taking a whopping 632 years to finish building, it's easy to see why this iconic cathedral welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year. Finally finished in 1880, Kölner Dom has since survived World War II despite the rest of the city being largely flattened, and been added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. It now [...]

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Munich

Munich: Hidden Churches, Crowds And Strange Souvenirs

For our last full day of our mini-Europe adventure, I wanted to make the most of being in Munich. Starting the day with hopes of visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, or venturing out to Dachau to visit a concentration camp, it soon became clear that this wasn't going to happen. I was so run down from two [...]

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Vienna

Seeing the sights of Vienna!

The days when we didn't have to catch a train or other transport generally started a bit later, because who doesn't love a bit of a lie in? Unfortunately, the horses of the Spanish Riding School only exercise (that we could see) in the morning, so we were up and out early to make it [...]

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Vienna

Time For Another Train: Heading to Vienna!

After 3 days in Prague, it was time to move on to our next city - Vienna. I'd booked an early train to try and make the most of our time in Vienna, and last minute packing meant we thought we were cutting it quite fine to get to the train station in time. I [...]

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Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

The city of Hamburg was second on my visit list in December, and while I only had a few days to explore, I had great fun checking the place out! While I may have taken a fair number of photos, here are some of my favourites...

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Prague

Prague: Crowds, Castles and Climbs

One of the perks of staying in a hotel next to a shopping centre is that we didn't have to go searching for breakfast. A few minutes after we'd left our room we were sitting with coffee and a croissant planning our day. Great start! Once the plan had been hatched, we made our way [...]