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Not only jumping jacks at the SPRUNGBUDE!

The people that know me would probably all agree that I am not a work out kind of girl… so let’s just say I was more than surprised when I was told to check out a fitness place… oh dear, poor me. So, off I went to see what the big hype was about.

A crazy day at Disneyland Paris

You may call us crazy, but last month we decided to take our kids to Disneyland in Paris. I do have to add, our kids are 19 and 15, but they had been bugging to going back to Disney for years now. So what do good parents do? You eventually give in, sit down and order tickets….

Vehicle Museum Marxzell "Fahrzeugmuseum Marxzell"

The Marxzell Car Museum is an hour drive from Stuttgart or 1.5 hours from Kaiserslautern. Coming from Stuttgart, take the exit Karlsbad on the A8 to Karlsruhe. At the exit turn left, and then you're only 20 minutes away from the museum. From Kaiserslautern go via Neustadt to Karlsruhe, then through Ettlingen to Marxzell. This car museum is entirely unique to Germany. It has been owned by the Reichert family for the last 50 years, and through various additions and conversions, there is now over 40,000 square feet of exhibition space. When coming to the museum, you'll notice that the first of the exhibits are already visible from the outside.

Europa Park - Theme Park & Resort

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Germany's Largest Seasonal Theme Park with over 14 roller coasters, water rides, and a number of exciting theatrical shows! Experience the sights, sounds, and culinary delights of 15 European countries (and at least two worlds of fantasy and make-believe) without ever having to leaving Rust, Germany.

For up-to-date opening hours and a schedule of events check out

Summer 2017 - April 1st -November 5th 

9 am to at least 6 pm (during the summer Europa Park is open longer).

Winter 2017/18 -  November 25th -January 7th

11 am to at least 7 pm

(the park is closed on Christmas Eve and Day)

Price for an Adult Day ticket: 47 euros

Be safe in the water

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The hot summer months are fast approaching, and one of the most popular things to do in Germany is spending those days at one of the many pools or lakes. Thousands flood the lawns in public pools every year, and most communities have at least one outdoor pool.
Most of the outdoor only pools open by mid to end of May and stay open all the way through September. They all offer at least an Olympic style pool and often have a kiddie pool and or fun pool in addition with slides and spouts.
The outdoor pools “Freibad” often are equipped with playgrounds and bistros and have big lawn areas for relaxation and tanning. You can also bring your own food and drink.

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