Quedlinburg, Germany – A Step Back In Time

Quedlinburg, Germany – A Step Back In Time

Quedlinburg, Germany – A Step Back In Time

A visit to the town of Quedlinburg, situated just north of the Harz mountains in the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany, is like stepping back in time into the pages of a child’s pop-up storybook. Its narrow cobblestone streets are lined with over 1300 half-timbered houses and in 1994 the town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has had a colourful history going back as far as the 10th century when it was ruled by King Heinrich I who is credited with being the founder of medieval Germany. View Post

Stolberg: Romantic Germany at its Best

Stolberg: Romantic Germany at its Best

Last August saw us making our first visit to Germany since our wedding. Whilst Nigel had been to Germany three times in the past, this was to be his first visit to the region where Martha grew up. Where she¬†lived in Germany isn’t easily accessible from Northern Ireland and often involves two flights followed by a lengthy train journey. Luckily for us on this occasion, whilst we still had to take two flights from Belfast City Airport via London Gatwick, we were able to fly to her local airport in Erfurt (with a local airline called Germania). Naturally this route no longer exists as a future option! View Post