Europe Trip - September 2012

by Lynn E. Garn, Ph.D.



 Europe Trip - September 2012

In September 2012 my brother Stan and I went to Europe. The main purpose of our trip was to visit Kürnbach, Germany, the ancestral home of the Garn family or Gern family as the name was spelled in Germany and in several documents associated with the early Garn immigrants in America.

We also planned a visit to Malmédy, Belgium, and the Baugnez Crossroads where our Uncle Howard Nixon narrowly escaped being a victim in the Malmédy Massacre during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

We also visited Paris; the Wine Country in the Mosel River Valley in Germany; Verdun, France, the site of a famous battle between Germany and France during World War I; and Worms, Germany, site of the Diet of Worms where Martin Luther was tried for heresy by the Catholic Church, and the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe.

The links below are to the stories and pictures associated with the various places we visited.

 Paris, France
Our Visit on 13-15 September 2012 to Paris, France, including Invalides, the Military History Museum and site of Napoleon's Tomb
Paris Photo
 Kürnbach, Germany
Our Visit on 15-17 September 2012 to Kürnbach, Germany, the Ancestral Village of the Garn or Gern Family
Kürnbach Photo
 Verdun Battlefield, Verdun, France
Our Visit on 18 September 2012 to the Battlefield at Verdun, France, site of the World War I Battle Between France and Germany
Verdun Photo
 Malmédy, Belgium
Our Visit on 19 September 2012 to Malmédy, Belgium, site of the Malmédy Massacre during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II
Malmédy Photo
 Mosel River Valley, Wine Country
And Side Trips

Our Visit on 19 September 2012 to the Mosel River Valley, Sohren, Idar Oberstein, and Castle Burg Lichtenberg near Thallichtenberg, Germany
Malmédy Photo
 Worms, Germany
Our Visit on 20 September 2012 to Worms, Germany, site of the Diet at Worms, where Martin Luther was tried in 1521 for heresy by the Catholic Church and also the site of the oldest Jewish Cemetery in Europe
Malmédy Photo


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