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The Untours Guide to Germany’s Romantic Road

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October 27, 2021 by Untours Staff

Leading into the heart of medieval Germany, the Romantic Road winds its way from Würzburg through Rothenburg, and continues southward into the Alps. A ride along the Romantic Road is a trip into the past, revealing countless magical scenes evocative of fairy tales and myth. It is easy to understand why this is a highlight…  

King Ludwig’s Castles

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June 11, 2020 by Untours Staff

When one thinks of Bavaria, it is often the castles of King Ludwig II, which come to mind. Fabulous, daring, extravagant, (the skeptic says pointless and tacky), the castles have taken hold in a Bavarian landscape that would now seem naked without them. It was these castles which earned Ludwig the monikers “Dream King” and…  

What’s on in Europe: 2020

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January 22, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

So much to see and do in Europe already, but why not plan your trip around some of the season’s special events? Festivals and fairs are a window into a culture, a signifier of what is important to a community, and an excellent way to rub elbows with the locals. Here is your 2020 trip…  

Advent and the Glow of German Christmas Markets

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December 18, 2019 by Cathrinbaumbach

Advent is a much-beloved season in Germany, celebrated in church and in private homes. Every child has an advent calendar, either store-bought or homemade, and filled by the parents with candy, coins, and small toys. Lighting a candle on the advent wreath each Sunday afternoon is a ritual celebrated in many families, usually accompanied by…  

Mainz, the “Second Rome” & Perfect German Rhine Day Trip

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June 5, 2019 by Untours Staff

Easily reached from our German Rhine Untour, the historic and lively town of Mainz is a favorite day trip. Guests find it interesting and easy to navigate in a day. This capital city on the Rhine offers numerous historically significant attractions. Foremost among its important buildings is the 1,000-year-old Dom, an impressive cathedral built in…  

St. Goar, in the Heart of the Middle Rhine

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February 11, 2019 by Cathrinbaumbach

Anyone who has taken a Rhine River cruise has drifted through the picturesque base of our German Rhine Untour. Our home villages are set among the castle-studded Middle Rhine, one of the most memorable parts of the route. You will pass one of our favorite UnTours hometowns, a fairy tale-looking village on the river that…  

Ventures Cruise Report: Rhine Getaway on Viking

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November 14, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

Who: Dee McConnell, Director of UnTours Ventures What: Viking’s Rhine Getaway Where: The Rhine (Basel to Amsterdam) When: October, 2017 How: Sailing the Rhine What were your favorite stops on the trip and why? Strasbourg (below) was a true gem and quite charming with its small canals and colorful flowers. The Cathedral was gorgeous too….  

Siegfried’s Musical Cabinet Museum, a Gem in Rudesheim, Germany

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March 28, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

Join me in charming Rudesheim on the Rhine, an easy day trip from our German Rhine Untour. With its vineyard-covered hills, distant castles, and narrow cobbled lanes and courtyards, it is one darling town. So cute, in fact, that we often bring our Untour guests there for a special tour of the museums in town….  

10 Reasons to Take Kids to Germany

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October 25, 2016 by Cathrinbaumbach

There are lots of reasons to take your kids to Germany. I recently traveled to Germany with my daughter. This was a special trip, connecting with her and connecting her with my homeland and her grandparents. But even if you do not have a personal connection like I do, Germany is a perfect destination for…  

5 Reasons to Love Oktoberfest

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October 12, 2016 by Rachelwortmann

After experiencing my first real German Oktoberfest, I am eager to make it a personal tradition! Here are five reasons why I love Oktoberfest in Germany and recommend it highly.     1. The Food German food is absolutely brilliant, but Oktoberfest is especially filling, cheap and  delicious. I suggest mainly trying food around the…