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    101ST AIRBORNE MUSEUM | BASTOGNE, BELGIUM

    Located in the heart of Bastogne, The 101st Airborne Museum is a fitting tribute to the American outfit, whose courage and sacrifice helped the Allies win WW2. The museum itself features a rich collection of objects from the Second World War, from personal outfit guns to uniforms. Spread across three floors, from the outset it looks very modest, a testament to a humble generation. Many of the items are in excellent condition and members of staff are on hand to answer any questions. The HBO award winning series, ‘Band of Brothers’ helped bring the plight of the 101st Airborne to a new audience. And today, this museum is visited by…

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    REDBULL HANGAR 7 | SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

    One of Austria’s most famous exports, the Redbull Brand has achieved global success and is involved in some of the biggest sports events on the planet. Hangar 7 is home to just some, of their many engineering success’ across the sporting world. From F1 cars, helicopters, motorbikes, and their starter project, ‘The Flying Bulls.’ And that isn’t even all of it! Throw in a couple of restaurants, a second hangar, a DJ booth in the ceiling and a private runway and you’ve arrived at Redbull Hangar 7! We visited in June 2019, as part of our European Road trip with our seven month old son, George. Friendly staff, with plenty…

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    THE EAGLE’S NEST | BERCHTESGADEN, GERMANY

    As the Allies rushed through Western Europe following the German defeat on D-Day, one of the grand prizes to be taken was the infamous Eagle‚Äôs Nest. This estate, which sat 6,000 feet high in the Alps, had actually been given to Hitler as a 50th birthday present.  It is now a family friendly restaurant and bar, with minimal reference to its previous owner. We visited the famous landmark during our European Road trip with a then, 6 month old baby George. Accessible through long windy roads, with the stunning Alps as a back drop. It is situated atop the Obersalzberg mountains in one of the most beautiful parts of Bavaria, overlooking…

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    NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE | SCHWANGAU, GERMANY

    Few places on Earth look more like storybook illustrations than Neuschwanstein Castle. With its towers, turrets, frescoes, and throne hall, it looks like it was plucked straight from your favourite fairy tale. And it is. Walt Disney visited the castle with his wife, and was so inspired it became the castle in Cinderella, along with the castle that features in the title credits of every Disney movie. But the story behind this over-the-top palace nestled in the Bavarian Alps is less idyllic. King Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned the cliffside castle in 1868 after losing his rule during the Austro-Prussian War. He quickly retreated into a private fantasy world, surrounding himself with opulent…

  • A 6 month old baby sat upright playing with LEGO at Lego House in Billund, Denmark
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    LEGOHOUSE WITH A BABY | TRAVEL GUIDE

    Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be inside a real Lego house? Then look no further than Lego House in Billund, Denmark. A safe haven for Lego lovers of all ages and nationalities to indulge their creative mind. Located less than a 10 minute drive from Billund airport, Lego House celebrates all things Lego, whilst encouraging visitors to become masters of the colourful brick. With friendly staff, excellent baby changing facilities, restaurants on hand – once you enter, you don’t have to leave! And don’t worry about your children touching and running around, Lego House is designed for them to do just that. In fact, the…