German men can be romantic but it’s likely it’s different than you’re used to. In my 20s I would have considered dating a German guy boring. In my 30s I consider them sexy, so much so that I was with one for 9 1/2 years.

Tollwood Winter Festival is one of my highlights in December in Munich. I find this festival/Christmas market much more interesting than the more popular Oktoberfest.

The Oktoberfest Parade in Munich is a perfect warmup for the Oktoberfest festivities with more than 7000 participants, colorful costumes and live music. Don’t forget your dirndl or lederhosen!

Tomorrow is my birthday and it would be the first time I’m celebrating it in Germany, except that I’ll be in Winchester, England. But if I was celebrating it in Germany, there are four things that would be different…

If you happen to see a giant tree colorfully decorated tree in May, chances are it’s not a Christmas tree but a Maypole, so why not check out the Maypole celebration going along with it?