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Travel Blogs from Saarbrücken
Today was a great travelling day. We drove from Paris, through the Champagne-Ardenne region of France, crossing over the border into Germany. We are staying overnight in the town of Saarbrucken, which is only about 15 min from the French border. On our way here we stopped for lunch in the Foret dominale de Verzy, which is a lovely forest near the village of Verzy. It contains the very unique trees known as the Faux de Verzy. Faux are dwarf beech trees that only ...
... a number of small formerly-separate villages were blended into a greater Merzig in 1974; altogether the population is about 30,000.
The town has a few museums, historical sights and pretty parks. One of the main sights is St. Peter's (Catholic) church which has a "forked" cross seen in many German churches. The relatives probably attended here because the church was built in the 11th century, and the relatives didn't immigrate until the middle of ...
... of the cliff. It was uneven and seemed like it would be pretty treacherous for anyone on an everyday basis, let alone someone elderly.
One family who lived in the cave homes had 8 children. Their home was split into upper and lower floors, so the first floor ceilings were fairly low. 8 kids in one of those houses would be a nightmare. And figure there was no place to play except in the house. The walkway along ...
... real address.
But first we had to find wifi! Did I mention the chateau's only real drawback?? No internet. AGGGHHH. Withdrawal pains. Not to mention bills that needed paying. So we did what any self-respecting Americans would do....head straight for McDonalds! After a M&M McFlurry (yum), bills were paid and we were on our way.
We approached the chateau by a different route than when we initially traveled there, but it ...
Today we visited Philippsbourg, the reason we are here in this beautiful corner of France. After being ordered to Europe before his combat training was completed at Fort Leonard Wood, MIssouri, Orville Lawton arrived in France on December 15, 1944, just in time to be ordered to the Philippsbourg area to participate in Germany's last big push to re-take the Belgian ports and (in Hitler's unhinged mind) win the war. Germany was losing the Battle of Bulge, Patton's tanks ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet