Appel Happel – An Apple Festival in Mainz, Germany

Appel Happel Festival

It’s been a weekend of festivals here in Wiesbaden and Mainz. Fall festivals are the best. Just…the best. In Wiesbaden, the Autumn Harvest Festival was in full swing all weekend (Fri-Sun), and just across the Rhine River in Mainz, a local orchard named Appel Happel held its annual festival (Sat-Sun). … Continue reading

Pumpkin Regatta in Germany

I’d never imagined anything like pumpkin canoe races until I saw them for myself at Die Kürbisausstellung — the largest pumpkin festival in the world — in Ludwigsburg, Germany. As if fall weren’t already awesome enough, the Germans have officially made it the season of all seasons. Seriously, friend, a pumpkin regatta! … Continue reading

The Largest Pumpkin Festival in the World

Ludwigsburg Palace Pumpkin Festival in Germany -

Hello, Fall! Fall is one of my favorite times of year, and Germany is bringing it on. The air is crisp and cool, and evenings just cry out for hot apple cider and cuddling under blankets on the couch. My husband I spent fall of last year separated by 6,000 … Continue reading

Traveling from Wiesbaden

  I’ve started to explore the distances from Wiesbaden — where we’ll be stationed — to various other cities in Europe, and I can feel the travel bug tickling my heart. Very soon, I’ll be closer to Denmark than I am now from my hometown. Witness the rare Melissa, “Squeee!”. I … Continue reading

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