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    Where should we go?

    Okay, so...

    It looks like the fam will be moving over the summer to Germany (specifically, Ansbach) for 3-5 years. Those of you that live in Europe, those of you that have been to Europe, those of you with a bucket list of places to go in Europe... If you had 3-5 years to spend (remember, this includes a 40 hr a week job for both myself and the hubby and school for the kids), where would you go on weekends and holidays?
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    Re: Where should we go?

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Okay, so...

    It looks like the fam will be moving over the summer to Germany (specifically, Ansbach) for 3-5 years. Those of you that live in Europe, those of you that have been to Europe, those of you with a bucket list of places to go in Europe... If you had 3-5 years to spend (remember, this includes a 40 hr a week job for both myself and the hubby and school for the kids), where would you go on weekends and holidays?
    Come to Denmark, and I'll show you Hamlet's castle ^^ avoid the little mermaid, it's a disappointment of epic proportions. Visit in the warmer months and you can go see the world's oldest amusement park too, it's not huge, but it's in the middle of a forest, I go there quite often.

    In Germany, the Harz area is one of my favourite places in the world. Hameln is also worth a visit I think.

    In the UK, Dartmoor and new forest, and Oxford. Walking the West highland way in Scotland is on my bucket list.
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    Re: Where should we go?

    There's a pagan/folk music festival in the Netherlands, at Lisse. It's 100% family friendly, in a beautiful forest with a tiny castle in the middle. Lots of stuff to do, and good music!

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    Re: Where should we go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean R. R. View Post
    There's a pagan/folk music festival in the Netherlands, at Lisse. It's 100% family friendly, in a beautiful forest with a tiny castle in the middle. Lots of stuff to do, and good music!
    Castlefest? We can all go and have a pf meet up there
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    Re: Where should we go?

    The Salt Mines in Munich were pretty cool (literally). I went there with my dad and sister when I was a kid. https://www.salzbergwerk.de/en

    Germany has islands on the northern end of the country. I went on a school fieldtrip to Norderney, one year. https://www.germany.travel/en/ms/roy...norderney.html "Once the summer residence of the Royal House of Hanover, now a thalassotherapy centre"

    A couple of years later my class field-tripped to Switzerland for skiing.

    My dad was very big into visiting castle ruins so we traveled to many of them, throughout the years I lived there. There's no shortage of them.

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    Re: Where should we go?

    I remember really loving Trier---I went while there was a music festival going on and it was so fun. I also have it noted that Rothenburg has the best hot chocolate of all the places I went to in Europe. Bruges is pretty. Interlaken in Switzerland was so amazing. I wish I had more time there.
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    Re: Where should we go?

    Rhodes and Corfu were fantastic places to visit, but they can be a bit dominated with tourist as well. Edinburgh in Scotland was a great place to see when the Military tattoo is occurring or the festival of flowers is going on. Seem to recall the flower festival was sponsored by the Royal Botanical Garden. Spain has so many places it's hard to choice one place over another to be honest.
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    Re: Where should we go?

    My personal vote tends to be anything involving a fortress and that while it ultimately did not save France, the Maginot line is a huge set of fortifications. Hit there and at least two or three actual castles (with the relevant defensive features). If you happen to post an absurd number of pictures from said places, all the better.
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    Re: Where should we go?

    I wish that I wasn't so poor currently as I would like to travel, my vacation dream list would be Greece, Macedonia, Italy, and Spain.



    I would also like to visit Switzerland and Germany as both are my ancestral homelands.
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    Re: Where should we go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pythagoras View Post
    I would also like to visit Switzerland and Germany as both are my ancestral homelands.
    Yo same, sorta. Like my grandparents immigrated from Switzerland, and my other grandparent immigrated from Sweden, so Germanic af. But the Swizz connection is rarer!
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