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In Nuremberg, Germany: a fortress castle, a toy museum and a huge Christmas market


"Prune People" for sale at Nuremberg Christmas Market
Nuremberg has long been a center of toy making and this museum is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. More than a dozen local toy manufacturers developed model railways and Nuremberg’s toymakers were known for coming up with new ways to make toys move. more
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On a GPS scavenger hunt in Bamberg, Germany’s Christmas market


Local school kids head straight to the candy seller at the Bamberg Christmas market
Uniworld Cruises has arranged a special way to see the picturesque city of Bamberg for the families on board—a GPS scavenger hunt organized by the company City Hunters that does such tours in cities across Germany. more
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On Germany River Cruise – exploring Wurzburg and Rothenburg


Unwired Cruises guide Charles Conard with the kids in Wurzburg
We’re in Wurzburg in Bavaria, the third day on our Uniworld Cruises family trip in the middle of Germany in a city that was nearly all destroyed by British bombers during allied bombing in 1945. more
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What’s in Your Waffle? Day 2 on our Christmas Market River Cruise in Germany


Bavarian sausage rally for lunch on Uniworld River Queen
The 16 kids aboard Uniworld River Cruise’s special Family Christmas Market sailing in Germany are all members of the clean plate club by the time they are done cooking with Chef Peter Tarnok and Senior Pastry Chef Ciprian Ghiluescu. In fact, most of them have seconds… Lorelei George, 8, licks her plate. more
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Exploring Jewish Berlin – dark history and revival


Memorial to Holocaust victims at cemetery in Berlin's Jewish Quarter
You can’t visit Berlin without considering the horror of the Holocaust--the six million European Jews (600,000 of them German-born) who perished. Countless others had their lives uprooted, among them millions of children. Germany’s capital city confronts the horror head-on at places large and small. more
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Berlin’s new dining scene – not wurst and kraut


Bee Sting cake dessert at La Soupe Populaire in Berlin
Berlin cuisine is a mixture of a lot of cultural styles—the Croco Blue bar has gained its own following for its portfolio of old and rare spirits. more
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History comes alive in Berlin – at Checkpoint Charlie and the Spy Museum


Sign at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin
The idiosyncratic Mauer Museum at Check Point Charlie that is at the original border crossing between the Cold War American and Soviet sectors of Berlin. The location is no accident. more
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Westin Gets it Right for Families in Berlin


Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market near the Westin Grand Hotel in central Berlin
Westin and Le Meridien Hotels have just introduced new family programs, they say, in response to a changing global demand for family travel. Rather than focusing on a kids club, this idea stresses that playing “knows no borders or language barriers but rather inspires kids to explore learn and build relationships." more
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A Journalist and a Fan finds the LA Clippers are a Nation


Getting Pumped Up for Tip Off
What was a room I have only seen on television was a standard NBA Press Conference room. It was open seating, so I sat in a comfortable second row to await for LA Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers. Journalists were not shy asking about the tough questions. more
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The Season of Force Awakens at Disneyland


Darth Vader costume display
I walked into the entrance of Star Tours--The Adventures Continue. That was the first ride of the day, yet I wondered, “What galactic troubles can I get into next...?” more
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