Friday, June 2, 2017


Traveling through Europe over the past three years has been an amazing experience.  My family and I experienced new cultures, tasted new foods, and learned new languages. Our adventures will be forever treasured and our memories forever cherished.

Wiesbaden, pronounced "Vees-baden", was our home away from home for almost three years.  As the Capital of Hesse, Wiesbaden is located in central Germany near Frankfurt am Rhein.  It is named for
the many natural hot springs that flow through the city.  Wiesbaden was never a dull city.  Between the various fests, markets, parties, musicians, fireworks, races, ect.., something was always happening downtown. 

The buildings downtown are breathtaking.  Walking out onto the Schlossplatz (palace square) took my breath away every time.... for three years.   Wiesbaden has newer buildings, ones that are hundreds of years old, and even ruins of buildings that are thousands of years old.  We loved being able to sit on our balcony and see the Marktkirche (Market Church) and sometimes hear the outdoor concert playing down by the Staatstheater (City Theater).  Or heading down to the Farmer's Market to get fresh produce and flowers.  

We also loved the food in Wiesbaden.  And not only the German food.  We were treated to Irish, British, Italian, Japanese, Thai, and good old American Burgers at our favorite Das Burger.  Fest food was always a big hit too.  Nothing better on a cool day than warm potato pancakes or curry wurst with fries.  Delicious!  And if it is the holiday season, Gluhwein for all.

I hope you will enjoy some of our pictures from our home away from home.  Beautiful Wiesbaden, Germany.

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