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Hamburg’s Franzbrötchen with marzipan

The bread rolls from Hamburg are my all-time favorites. You used to find them only in Hamburg, but now it seems they are becoming popular all over the country and slowly make their way down south. I have seen Franzbrötchen in Berlin, but the original authentic sweet Franzbrötchen will only be found in Hamburg. The "franz" inside is basically...

Top Things to Do in Schwerin

Schwerin say "Shverin"- only an hour by car from Hamburg or two hours from Berlin. It is the capital of the federal state Mecklenburg Vorpommern "Meckpomm" or simply MV and home to approximately 100.000 people. You might wonder, why on earth you should visit Schwerin. It is probably not mentioned in your travel guide "Top 10 cities in Germany" nor...

Open-Air Performances

For all those open-air performances and festivals it is quite helpful not to say elementary to speak German. However I would like to introduce some of those performances to you, as you might be able to speak German after all or you just want to see the show and enjoy a theater performance outdoors. They are out there, you only...

German Stereotypes

Punctuality and Efficiency A typical German thing is punctuality. If you are going to meet a German, show up on time full stop. Train and bus schedules are written down to the exact minute and everything is planned so transport works as efficiently as possible. The only German institution, which does not adhere to this is the Deutsche Bahn, the...

How to get around in Germany

So, imagine you come to Germany and wonder around in the streets on the sidewalk, admiring the trees to your left and the great old buildings to your right. Suddenly baaam, comes an angry voice shouting at you. You turn around and there is a person on his bike making strange movements with his hand and then continuing mumbling...

Why this blog?

Birdseye view, Hamburg, Lake Alster
Hi there, as everyone seems to be writing blogs these days, this is going to be my blog. Many people write about their travel adventures and what they experience abroad. This will be a little different. But first let me introduce myself. I grew up travelling for every occasion. Be it spring, summer or autumn, we were always on the go exploring...

Kassel – the middle of Germany

Before you get to Kassel, by train, be aware that all, I repeat, ALL long distance trains stop at the station "Kassel Wilhelmshöhe". If you book a ticket to Kassel Hauptbahnhof (main station) you’ll find yourself still on the train, waiting for the main station long after you've left the city. Kassel is located in the middle of Germany. From...

Hamburg in one day

What are the top sights to see in Hamburg? I’ve lived in Hamburg for about 18 years, so this is a very tough one. But if you want to see Hamburg in just one day, this is my recommendation. The Harbour First of all there is the harbour. You have to go on one of the harbour boat trips and explore...

Hi, pleased to meet you


My name is Juli. After I had the pleasure of traveling excessively the past years and after having made many local friends, who showed me around in their countries, now it's my time to show you around Germany.