I have visited Germany several times.
The first time was an exchange trip through school. After returning to tech school to enhance my skills, the Administrative Professional program I was taking had an exchange program with the Wihelm-Merton-Schule in Frankfurt. In the spring, the students from Appleton, Wisconsin, made the trip to Frankfurt, and in October, the students from Frankfurt made the trip to Appleton. The trip was lacking participants so I was able to bring my mom along, who had never been out of the country.
The second trip was in 2012 when I went to meet up with my son, Jesse. I flew into Amsterdam and rode with friends from there through Germany to Munich, where Jesse was to meet us for an amazing couple of days attending Oktoberfest.
My third trip was in 2020, which was my second solo trip to Europe. I flew to Berlin to attend several conferences, all of which were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I was able to get some sightseeing in during that week.