Guten Tag! (Good Day!) I'm trying to learn some basic German phrases, because next month I will be vacationing in beautiful Germany!!
I am so excited about this trip. I haven't been to Europe since before I had kids, and I have never been to Germany. I will be traveling with my brother and my 12 year old son. My brother was planning to travel there by himself, and my husband suggested (apparently, in a moment of temporary insanity) that I join him.
It felt strange to take a vacation without any of my boys, so I invited my two oldest sons to join me. The 12 year old jumped at the chance. The 11 year old was lukewarm. He thought going to a lake house in New Hampshire with my sister's family sounded more appealing. My pocketbook agreed.
So, it will be a nice opportunity for some bonding time with my middle schooler. And, traveling with my brother makes it easy for us. He speaks some German, is a total history buff, and is well-traveled. We couldn't ask for a better travel guide/companion.
Our itinerary includes stops in Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Nuremberg, Berchtesgaden and Strasbourg. I'm expecting a Zappos package of comfort shoes to arrive this afternoon :)
Have you been to Germany? Any suggestions on things to see and do or places to dine? Would love to get your recommendations!