Guten Tag, and thank you for visiting this page. Let me introduce myself and talk a bit about my website.
My name is Rita Amend, your native guide to Germany. I've been living in Hanau, that is in the eastern Rhine-Main-area, all my life. That's 60 years to tell you the truth.
Actually, this region in Hessen is not considered a place to spend a holiday at (many Germans sniff at the Rhine-Main-Gebiet!). However, there are many hidden gems to discover in the greater Frankfurt area. I am happy to show you where to go in my "backyard".
Being centrally located, I can reach the "real" holiday regions and attractions within a few hours drive as well. I admit, my focus lies clearly in central and southern Germany, Hessen, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria that is. But I also love the shores of the North Sea and the Frisian Islands.
Although Australia is one of my favourite destinations, I have spent many, many holidays in my home country as well.
Exploring the secrets, history, foods and customs of a certain region in Germany is nearly as fascinating as discovering a foreign country thousands of miles away.
It is never boring to stay in Germany for a holiday.
Oh, and I love German castles, and the history behind the fascinating towns and villages in my country. No doubt, you will clearly notice that when you browse around this website.
My love for nature was raised by my dad. He took us on bicycle trips and he made us aware of the little details around us.
Now I am happy that my husband has always shared my love for the country and the unique places with me. Or was it vice versa? Anyway, it is great to have a travel companion with the same passion.
Well, that is a reasonable question. After all, I am a German, and writing this site in my mother language would be slightly easier.
However, what is a true insider fact for a foreigner to Germany, is often common knowledge for my fellow Germans. Websites in German language abound, although they often cover only certain regions or topics.
So I decided to devote this website to YOU, the visitor from Europe, America, Africa, Asia, and Australia, whichever country you call home. Even if you don't plan a visit, you might want to learn a little about Germany.
This Germany Guide is a travel website with a personal touch. I am going to add the "must see places", and "my favourite destinations" as well. Read about traditions, foods and the history of the places I am going to visit with you during our mutual, virtual journey around Germany.
It is my intention to make the Germany Facts Guide the one place resource for ALL YOUR questions about Germany.
German regions are so different, the landscapes, architecture, dialects, the mentality of people, not to mention the variety in delicious food specialties.
The Germany Insider Facts Guide was launched on the 2nd January 2010. I am working continuously on the website to make it a great resource of tips & interesting facts about Germany.
There are always new topics to discover on this growing website.
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