Architecture · Europe · Frankfurt · Germany · Travel Photography

Frankfurt in Shades of Grey

No matter the season, Frankfurt am Main has its intimate, humid, grey days. The locals call it “die Suppe”, or “the soup”, which describes the thick layer of clouds that obscure the sky on grey days. I love the contrast between Frankfurt’s old, brown and white buildings and the glimmering, reflective glass skyscrapers – especially… Continue reading Frankfurt in Shades of Grey

Europe · Germany · Hamburg · Travel Photography · Weekend Getaways

Osterfeuer in Blankenese, Hamburg

Have you ever celebrated Easter / the Vernal (Spring) Equinox with a gigantic bonfire on the beach? I certainly hadn’t, until I visited Blankenese for the first time over the Easter weekend in 2014. This year we went back to Hamburg to celebrate Easter with family, driving up from Frankfurt on Thursday (6 hours on… Continue reading Osterfeuer in Blankenese, Hamburg

City Tours · Day Trips · Frankfurt · Germany

Weinachtsmarkts in Deutschland / Christmas Markets in Germany

Christmas in Germany is nothing short of magical, especially to someone whose Decembers have always been hot and sunny. I never quite understood the whole “festive Christmas spirit” until I visited a real Christmas market for the first time, wrapped up in a huge calf-length winter jacket, thermal hat and gloves, and a cup of… Continue reading Weinachtsmarkts in Deutschland / Christmas Markets in Germany

Frankfurt · Germany · Travel Photography

Herbst im Frankfurt / Autumn in Frankfurt

Autumn in Germany is always beautiful, even in our little business park home. These pics are from a short walk I took through the allotment gardens about an hour ago – it’s crisp outside but not too cold, the sunset was soft and pretty, and the sun set rather rapidly, leaving the cold musty earth… Continue reading Herbst im Frankfurt / Autumn in Frankfurt

City Tours · Culture · Day Trips · Germany · Hannover

Top 3 Hannover Highlights

Hannover was the first city I called home in Germany, and it remains one of my favourite cities in the country. Situated in Northern Germany, about 1.5 hours away from Hamburg by car or high-speed train, Hannover is a small and laid-back city that is often overlooked by travellers. Known as the “City of Gardens” in… Continue reading Top 3 Hannover Highlights

Berlin · City Tours · Culture · Germany · Travel Hacks

Berlin on a Budget

Berlin – the cosmopolitan capital of Germany. A gigantic, gritty city that effortlessly blends East and West – acknowledging the past by building a future right around it. A city saturated in history, horrors, and social liberation. A city of modern art and hipster culture, quirky street fashion and vegan restaurants, and open public green spaces in every… Continue reading Berlin on a Budget