A hilltop fortress in Germany has several different names, a mind-boggling number of stones… and has been around for almost 2,500 years.
Mannheim: it surprised us!
Travel isn’t about ticking off beautiful places; it’s about gaining new experiences, stepping outside your everyday world and seeing things from a different perspective. So for my village-reared country kids, Mannheim was a source of wonder and amazement.
The Family of Man
In the mid- 1950s, an entire photo exhibition went “viral”. And it is still going strong today, permanently displayed in a handsome castle in Luxembourg. So what did my kids make of it?
Bourglinster – village of nature, history and culture
The Luxembourgish village of Bourglinster is surrounded by beautiful nature, steeped in history and brimming with culture. The views aren’t bad either.
The encounter on the island
The beautiful Isle of Arran is a family-friendly destination with some of Europe’s most spectacular wildlife, including all of Scotland’s “Big Five”. But some creatures are easier to encounter than others…
The “Nederlands Openlucht Museum”
Knitting, ice-skating, miniature pancakes, vintage trams and many, many games of “Sjoelbak” – all in one day out at a seriously impressive open-air museum in the Netherlands.
At a highly unusual museum in the Netherlands, visitors don’t get to see any of the main exhibits.
Dark places of the Mullerthal
Luxembourg’s gorgeous “Mullerthal” region is a natural adventure playground waiting to be explored by kids of all ages… especially those with a flashlight.
Playgrounds of Luxembourg City
Dull see-saws and creaky roundabouts? Not in Luxembourg City, where the kids’ playgrounds are joyous, colourful works of art.