Leaving Burg Eltz, our final stop on this road trip before heading back to London was Aachen – a city near the border of the Netherlands and Belgium, making for the perfect stop before hopping aboard our DFDS ferry back to London (well actually, to Dover and then driving to London). We checked into the … Continue Reading

The next day in the Moselle Valley was perhaps one that in retrospect I could have tweaked just a little bit. See this part of Germany is just so beautiful that I got a bit carried away and put too many things on my plans to see that day. My excitement got the better of … Continue Reading

The next part of our road trip was gonna be all about the Moselle Valley of Germany and given how beautiful the Rhine Valley was, this was one part of the trip I was really looking forward to. Leaving Assmannshausen, we made our way over to The Moselle Loop Viewpoint. Almost forgot – to set … Continue Reading

After two nights exploring Nurburgring and all the many adrenaline-fuelled fun to be had here, it was finally time to leave and head off on the next leg of our road trip – the bit filled with castles, vineyards and the cutest villages and towns. Our first stop (well, more of a pit-stop really) was … Continue Reading

The next morning in Nurburgring, we woke up to what felt like torrential rain (at the time anyway) but none of that put a dampener on things – today we would finally get to go on the famous Nurburgring Formula 1 track at speeds of up to 270km/h (approximately around 168m/h) which would be a … Continue Reading

I love a good road trip! It’s just such a great way to explore a new destination. You get to see and explore so much more than you would normally and have the flexibility to make your trip whatever you want it to be. This is in large part what fuelled my excitement to go … Continue Reading

Leipzig is something of a ‘hidden gem’ in Germany. And yes, I use that term very loosely as Leipzig really isn’t hidden (far from) but it most certainly is a gem. It’s such an important city in Germany for reasons (one of which is really HUGE) that a lot of people the world over really … Continue Reading

Now, since we’d arrived in Stuttgart, we hadn’t properly managed to check out the Christmas market. The first day we had snow-rain and had to leave within a short time of arriving in the markets (my shoes were soaked and freezing). The next day, we’d spent so long exploring the city, I was just too … Continue Reading

After a brilliant day in colourful Tubingen, we decided to head over to Esslingen for what was supposed to be one of the best Christmas markets in town. Esslingen is confusingly a city within the wider Stuttgart region (only ‘confusing’ because of the whole city within a city thing – in reality, it couldn’t be … Continue Reading

After a day exploring Stuttgart (and the markets at night), we decided to step out of the city in search of what lay outside of the city. The recommendation, by and large, was to go to Tubingen and if I’m totally honest, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I knew there was a row … Continue Reading

I’ll just start by answering that question with a huge spoiler alert – a roadtrip from the UK to Austria is soooooooo much fun!  It isn’t necessarily the most obvious road trip route we would have thought of (in large part because we in the UK live on an island physically disconnect from mainland Europe) … Continue Reading

As it turns out, spending the morning exploring the gorgeous Ludwigsburg Palace works up quite the appetite (which totally took me by surprise as one minute, I was perfectly fine and the next, those hunger pangs hit with a surprising ferociousness). With that, we headed over to the gallery in the Schlossplatz (*though clearly, not … Continue Reading

A German Christmas market is something of a festive staple with us and suffice to say, it was only a matter of time before we headed over to the city of Stuttgart (in Germany, for the uninitiated) for some much-needed gluhwein, as much bratwurst as we could handle and many-a-caramelised erdnuss. I’ve been trying to … Continue Reading

Neuschwanstein castle is arguably the most famous and definitely one of the most impressive of all the castles in Germany and our trip to Bavaria just wouldn’t be complete without visiting. The first thing I wanted to do when we arrived there was find the best view point to take it all in but here’s … Continue Reading