Hallo! We’re Aaron & Cate
and we’re here to help you plan your dream vacation to Deutschland!

We’ve been traveling around Germany together for over 23 years!

Last summer, at the end of our road trip around Germany revisiting several places I’d lived, I joked to Aaron that he’d definitely gotten an off-the-beaten-path tour. 

Aaron stopped packing for a moment and said “that’s exactly what I loved most about this trip!”

That got me thinking…

For almost 3 decades I’ve been helping friends, family, colleagues, students, and random strangers in grocery stores make their trips to Germany extra wunderbar by giving them lots of insider tips and information. 

The kind that only comes from someone who’s not only lived in Germany but has traveled all over the country. By train, car, bus, bike, and foot! 

I started this website the day we returned to the US after that summer road trip. I’m thrilled to now help YOU plan your trip to beautiful Germany by sharing detailed travel information, off the beaten path ideas, reviews, and insider tips.

Even after 40+ hours in transit and zero sleep we HAD to stop by the Brandenburg Gate – even if only for 30 minutes!

About Cate & Aaron

Cate lived in Germany for 4+ years (Hamburg, Stuttgart, Magdeburg, and Freiburg with shorter stints in Braunschweig, Cologne, Mayen, and Murnau) and has been traveling there for nearly 30 years. She has a PhD in German Applied Linguistics and taught college German in the US for several years. Cate is the main writer on MGV. 

Aaron lived in Spain but has spent a lot of time traveling all over Germany with Cate. He’s now a pro at driving on the Autobahn and ordering coffee and beer in German.

Want to get in touch? Contact us here!