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Museumkaart – The Dutch Museum Card

If you like to spend time in museums and historical attractions in the Netherlands, I have a deal for you. The Museumkaart can be purchased at most of the attractions where it is accepted and it will get you in … Continue reading

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Burg Rheinfels – St. Goar, DE

Just north of the famed Lorelei on the Rhein river sits the small town of Sankt Goar and the largest castle on the Rhein, Burg Rheinfels. The ruins that remain of this castle are impressive and you have free reign … Continue reading

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Geyser Andernach

Andernach is a small city situated along the Rhein river just north of Koblenz, about a 2 hour drive from GK. The city has an expansive park along the bank of the Rhein with a large playground and even a … Continue reading

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Nazi Dokumentations Zentrum – Cologne

If you are interested in history (especially WWII), this is an informative and compelling place to visit. Located in Cologne, this center still has the cells that held those waiting for documentation. There are stories throughout and lots of information. … Continue reading

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Q-Park Website- Parking in The Netherlands

http://www.q-park.nl/ Use the website to search cities in which a Q-Park is located. The prices do not fluctuate much from the typical 2.30 euros an hour. Q-Parks are located all over the Netherlands.

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Where to park at Aachen Centrum

There are plenty of parking options in Aachen. You can check out all of them online (including hours and rates) at APAG. Here are out favorites in terms of proximity and price. Parkhaus Rathaus Parkhaus Büchel

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Brugge/Bruges, Belgium

Brugge is beautiful. I think that says it all. It is home to Belgian chocolate, lace, and beer and it’s historic city center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a sight to see. The city center covers over … Continue reading

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Trier

GK NATO’s IYA program offers many trips throughout the year. This years final trip was to Trier for their Christmas Market. It was a wonderful way to see Trier. The trip on the bus was about 2.5 hours. It is … Continue reading

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Schloß (castle) Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau – Schwangau, Germany

King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle is on many people’s To-Do list while visiting Bavaria. Schwangau, Germany is about an hour drive away from Garmisch. It is also directly along the route between Geilenkirchen and Garmisch, so stopping here on your way … Continue reading

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Paris

If you haven’t read it yet, I recently blogged about Disney Paris. Basically, we stayed outside of Paris at a hotel with a free shuttle. We did Disneyland one day and Paris the next. Anthony and I hopped on the … Continue reading

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Brussels

We set our goal on conquering Brussels in a day and we may have eaten our way through it, but we didn’t even see 25% of what there is to see. If you really want the opportunity to check it out, I … Continue reading

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Valkenburg – caves and ruins

An adorable town that holds many wonders, I can say that Valkenburg was truly worth a look. I had heard of the Christmas Markts in the caves, but to be fair, I think that this was a great trip and … Continue reading

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Mosae Forum : Maastricht

The large town of Maastricht has a mall atop the parking structure that you use to visit the architecture and history. It is called the Mosae Forum and it’s pretty awesome! Maas is plumb full of shops, but only in this mall can … Continue reading

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Monschau-open Sunday

Located within an hour of the GK area, you can take the autobahn or enjoy the scenic route thru the eifel and make your way to Monschau. One of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever visited (and I’ve traveled the … Continue reading

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Aachen Day Trip

Aachen day trip is amazing! Just a short drive away, this place offers a starbucks, shopping, restuarants, a centrum with an occasional market, and is where the college is located. Using the trip advisor I have on my phone allowed … Continue reading

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Maastricht

A visit to Maastricht can provide a wide variety of amazing opportunities for sightseeing, especially architectural. Maastricht holds their claim to fame as being the oldest preserved city in all of Holland. Holland is a state of the Netherlands. (Edit: … Continue reading

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Bonn, Germany

A large city with many things to see and do, along with lots of shopping, this is a great day trip for the family or to take with a friend. From the Gk area is it about 1-1.25 hours away. … Continue reading

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Cologne, DE

The big city that is a definite must do. With their own type of beer, we visited the Früh Brewery and drank the local specialty called Kölsch. Lots of shopping, breweries, a Hard Rock Cafe, and the Dom (cathedral) are all … Continue reading

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Dusseldorf, DE

Most people know this city because it has one of the closest airports to us, but it is also a nice place to visit. There was some lovely (and some exclusive) shopping. To get an idea of what stores are … Continue reading

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