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Potsdam: The Perfect Day Trip from Berlin

Potsdam: The Perfect Day Trip from Berlin

We can’t say enough about Potsdam. Just 15 miles southwest of Berlin, the former royal seat of Prussia can easily be reached on the S-Bahn. This makes it the most popular day trip from the city, for tourists and locals alike. You can look forward to lovely palaces and alluring gardens in this jewel of a

Dictatorial, in a Good Way

Dictatorial, in a Good Way

We arranged a 12 day tour of Central Europe for Jing Lu and her family, taking in Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Our guests describe what it’s like to travel with JayWay better than we ever could! I am so blessed to have found JayWay Travel. Jayway planned our trip and executed it to such

Kittens & Cappuccino: Central Europe’s Cat Cafes

Kittens & Cappuccino: Central Europe’s Cat Cafes

One of the most intriguing destinations for European travel, Central Europe is very inviting for tourists looking for a combination of gorgeous cities, pristine nature, and delicious regional cuisine. But cities as far-flung as Vienna, Budapest and Tallinn are specifically inviting for cat lovers, as the phenomenon of cat cafes becomes increasingly popular. These are comfy places with live-in

2015 Christmas Markets in Central Europe

2015 Christmas Markets in Central Europe

Mulled wine, cinnamon pastries, gingerbread, roasting chestnuts. The classic tastes of Christmas in Central & Eastern Europe, best experienced wrapped up warm as you stroll around one of the legendary Christmas markets that take place throughout the holiday season in cities across the region. Germany Germany’s Christmas markets usually start in the last week of November and

European Fall Festival Guide 2015

European Fall Festival Guide 2015

Autumn is a gorgeous time to visit Europe. Crowds have thinned, sunny days are still a possibility, and the locals are back from their summer holidays, giving cities a more lived-in vibe. Plus, cultural calendars are bursting with events after the summer shutdown. Here’s a roundup of some of the best festivals and events in

Three Berlin Neighborhood Cafes

Three Berlin Neighborhood Cafes

Berlin is a huge sprawling city and it is best explored by neighborhood. Every one of the districts offer something interesting to discover. But all that walking (or U-bahn riding) can get tiring and Berlin is a city which doesn’t let you slow down. Here are three recommendations for a little coffee and cake jolt

Exploring Berlin’s Hackescher Markt

Exploring Berlin’s Hackescher Markt

For those looking for a different shopping experience in Berlin, head over to the Hackescher Markt area and the Hackesche Höfe. This complex built by August Endell and with facades dating from 1906 will satisfy you architecturally and provides fun opportunities to window shop. The website claims it’s “Germany’s largest enclosed courtyard area.” Walking through,