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Wine-Tasting, Hiking, Rudesheim and the Rheingau (Why Rick Steves Might Want to Reconsider)

Susan Kraus | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

One of the delights of Rudesheim and the Rheingau is a walking wine-tasting tour. A guide familiar with the history of the region, often called "German Tuscany," can escort you to some of the top wine estates, hiking vineyard to vineyard.

Why Rick Steves Is Wrong About Wiesbaden, Mainz and Rudesheim

Susan Kraus | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

I was smack in the middle of wrapping up loose ends with work, deciding on what to pack and squeezing in a few last-minute doctor appointments when it...

Schloss Reinhartshausen

Marisa Churchill | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Marisa Churchill

At breakfast time I looked out the windows onto the perfectly manicured garden, wondering if my great-grandmother used to sit out there with Princess Agathe.

Smooth Sailing: Top Destinations for a European River Cruise

minube | Posted 08.11.2013 | Travel
minube

Trips along Europe's great waterways are in higher demand than ever; thanks to their relaxed pace, customizable activities, and itineraries which mix culture, history, cuisine, and nature.

Astoria Characters: The Analyze-This Psychologist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

A dozen African masks. A baby grand. And a bouquet. If we are the sum of our possessions, these tell us most of what we need to know about Milton "Mickey" Wilner.

The Rhine River Rages With History

Rick Steves | Posted 11.12.2011 | Travel
Rick Steves

A monument below my hotel window remembering Germany's dead from various wars still has an unused panel. My hunch is that it'll never be used.

Sulfuric Acid Tanker Capsizes On Rhine

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A tanker loaded with sulfuric acid capsized on the Rhine river in Germany on Thursday, and special cranes and more than 100 rescuers st...

Man Feared Dead As Melting Snow Floods Germany

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN (AP) -- Mild temperatures melted record December snowfalls across Germany, causing rivers from the Rhine in the west to the Oder in the east to...

The Great German Grape

Susan Fogwell | Posted 06.12.2011 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

*SEE PHOTOS BELOW* Wine Connoisseurs and inquisitive travelers will find the medieval village of Bacharach ideal for white wine immersion and castle ...

Understanding German Riesling: It's Not All Sweet

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Riesling is possibly the most misunderstood grape varietal in the wine world. It runs the gamut from super-sweet dessert wines to bone-dry bottles that you could even pair with a steak.