Take the road less traveled on your next family trip to Germany. Explore some of the beautiful country’s more unique destinations, uncovering some rich history and folklore along the way.
Bring the famous story’s setting to life for you and the kids on a trip to Mühltal, Germany. In Mühltal reside the ruins of Castle Frankenstein, once inhabited by Johann Konrad Dippel in the late 1600s. The goings-on within Castle Frankenstein are believed to have inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, as Dippel was known to be an eccentric scientist experimenting with human and animal cadavers in the 18th century.
The castle still stands with two towers intact and welcomes visitors to explore the grounds, chapel and restaurant. Add depth to the kids’ English homework and visit over winter break getting the full effect of the snow-covered architecture.
The incredible architecture of the Rakotzbrücke, also known as the Devil’s Bridge in Kromlau, Germany, is a sight to see. Commissioned in the 19th century by a knight in the town, the bridge was built with local stones in a high, delicate arch, forming the shape of a circle in the reflection in the water below. Explore Kromlauer Park with the family and take in the incredible natural beauty and lush green forests. Any historians in the family will enjoy the unique history of the bridge and the folklore surrounding its construction.
Rock climbers and hikers may know of The Bastei in Lohmen, Germany, but the average tourist may not. The Felsenburg Neurathen was built in the 11th century and for three centuries dominated the land until it burned down in 1484. All that remains now are the incredible natural stone towers and a stone bridge — built in the 1800s to accommodate visitors. The incredible natural views are unlike most in the country and actually account for Germany’s first landscape photography focal point. Snap a family picture with the rolling countryside in the background, or use the ancient architecture as your own unique backdrop.
Prepare for your family’s spring break this year with some advice from TravelInsurance.com. There are a number of reasons why travel insurance is an important consideration for spring break travelers and co-founder Stan Sanberg has some advice about making the important purchase for spring break this year.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Family travels don’t necessarily need to be in theme parks or resorts with massive kids’ clubs. In fact, more upscale properties across the world cater to both adults and kids, and wellbeing brand Sensei joins the growing trend of family wellness travel. Sensei’s Wellness Science team, led by Dr. Vishal Patel, emphasizes the importance of family travels and exposing young travelers to wellness pursuits. Developing healthy habits at a young age can have long-lasting effects on an individual’s life, and bonding via family trips alleviates some of the main drivers of loneliness and isolation.
While the United States offers a plethora of bike-friendly destinations, a recent study by personal injury law firm Bader Scott found some counties across the country are far more dangerous than others. Family travelers might be surprised to find many lie in popular vacation states.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.