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Free State of Bavaria

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  • Day56

    Rothenberg

    August 1, 2017 in Germany

    We were heading to Nuremburg today but decided to visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber (on the Tauber River) on the way. Old Town Rothenberg is reputedly the best preserved walled city in Germany (14th Century). It is a very pretty town. We got great views of the town and the surrounding countryside by climbing the Town Hall tower - what's another 100 or so steps on this trip!! Amazing Christmas Shop here - huge - Rothenberg is also known for its Christmas Market. It was a good call to visit here.Read more

  • Day57

    Bamberg

    August 2, 2017 in Germany

    Bamberg is north of Nuremburg and well worth the visit. We walked around the Old Town Bamberg admiring its arched bridges, cathedral, muraled Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and a very pretty fishing village - each house looked as if they were holding the next house up - they were so packed together!
    We drove up to Bamberg Castle - walked up to the top of yet another tower - totally worth it for the view. Time to move on to Regensberg.Read more

  • Day19

    Neuschwanstein Castle

    September 21, 2016 in Germany

    We struggled getting up in time for this day trip from Munich after "briefly"checking out Oktoberfest the night before, but it was definitely worth the trip.

    King Ludwig II of Bavaria built this castle in the late 1800's and died a few days before it finished. He was a bit crazy, but certainly had the vision to build a stunning castle. This castle was the inspiration for Walt Disney when he created Sleeping Beauty's castle. We thought it was much prettier from afar especially because of the beautiful scenic backdrop it was set in.Read more

  • Day46

    Bamberg

    August 2, 2017 in Germany

    Drove north from Nuremberg to Bamberg. Up there with one of my favourite places we've visited, it's the oldest preserved medi-evil town in Europe. The river is very fast flowing with old houses along one bank where the fisherman lived. Of course there are also a couple of churches and a palace on the hill.

  • Day56

    Nuremberg / Nürnberg

    August 1, 2017 in Germany

    We stayed outside the Old Town so with some instructions, a 15 minute walk and a 3-stop metro train ride, we arrived right in the centre of Lorenzerplatz in Old Town. I immediately felt dwarfed by the St Lorenz Church right above me as I entered the plaza, just one of the beautiful churches in Old Town. There is also the Frauenkirche (Our Lady's Church) built in the 14th Century. Lots to see here and despite it raining most of the night and no raincoats or umbrellas we managed to see most of it. Of course no visit is complete without the castle visit. Nuremberg Castle is a group of medieval fortified buildings on a sandstone ridge and is considered to be one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortifications.Read more

  • Day47

    Munich

    August 3, 2017 in Germany

    Overnight in Munich- walked down to the glockenspiel- unfortunately we weren't there in time to see it in action, then on to the Hofbräuhaus for a 'little' drink and some hearty German food! It's been a 'few' year since I experienced the Hofbräuhaus in my youth!

  • Day58

    Munich

    August 3, 2017 in Germany

    For Alan and Rozzie Munich was a re-visit after some 35 and 40 years respectively so for them it had changed dramatically. For me, it was all new! We walked the length of Old Town taking in the old and new buildings. Both Alan and Rozzie had a vivid memory of the famous Rathaus-Glockenspiel but a vague memory of where it was located. When we came to the Town Hall and saw it had a very impressive clock, it reminded them of the famous clock and seeking help learned that it indeed was the Glockenspiel. Their memory was of a much bigger Clock, nevertheless, I was impressed with it and the building. Dinner and a drink could be at no other place but The Hofbrau Haus. A great night and great way to leave Germany (back for a brief visit in mid-September).Read more

  • Day60

    Mittenwald Germany

    August 5, 2017 in Germany

    We returned to Germany a little sooner than we expected. Today's weather was rainy with more rain expected so we made the decision to go to Mittenwald, recommended for an authentic Bavarian town experience. It is about an hour's drive from Innsbruck. When we got there people wete arriving in droves and all heading in the same direction...so of course that is where we headed! It was another of those wow moments. We had entered a time warp and gone back a couple of centuries. Mittenwald was celebrating the 530th anniversary of the Bozner Market. History had come alive! Market stalls, wine taverns, craftsmen, jugglers, merchants, noblemen, theatre productions and musical performances and all the locals in the period clothing. They had assumed the roles they were playing not acting it out like a performance. It was fantastic.Read more

  • Day22

    Oktoberfest

    September 24, 2016 in Germany

    This was our longest stay in one city so far but it was much needed. Although we didn't do much besides attend Oktoberfest it was ok because we got such a local experience! There is no event that compares with people from all parts of the world coming together to enjoy a beer in massive "beer halls" or what we'd call tents! We met people from the US, Germany, Australia, Luxembourg to name a few, we learned some Germany songs, we ate a lot of German carnival food and we had a great time! It was a lot of fun seeing everyone dressed up in the traditional clothing which we contemplated buying but decided not to since we wouldn't have room to pack them anyways. We're glad we could check this off the bucket list and I'm sure we'll be back at some point!

    Side note: We're writing this post on a train to Salzburg Austria which is our next stop and are pretty pissed because we just got charged 72euros for accidently getting on the wrong train!! We had bought a regional train pass and took the non-regional train which isn't marked anywhere! There's nothing more frustrating than these German ticket checkers who are the rudest people then dare to say "have a great journey" after he just charged us twice the cost of a ticket in addition to the one we already paid for! Moving on...
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  • Day50

    Bavaria- Mittenwald - Germany

    August 6, 2017 in Germany

    Left Innsbruck this morning for Salzburg and decided to duck back up into Germany on the way to visit Mittenwald and what a fantastic find! There was a Medi -Evil craft festival on - lasts for a week. Called the Bozner Market.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Bavaria, Bayern, Free State of Bavaria, 바이에른 자유주, Bæjaraland, Baian, Baiarn, Baieri, Baijeri, Bajorország, Bavaari, Bavarija, Bavārija, Bavario, Bavarska, Bavera, Baviera, Bavière, Bavorsko, Bavyera, Bawaria, Bayän, Beiere, Beieren, Estáu Llibre de Baviera, Freistaat Bayern, Land Bayern, بایرن, بافاريا, בוואריה, Βαυαρία, Баварија, Бавария, Баварія, Баварска, Բավարիա, ბავარია, பவேரியா, バイエルン州, 巴伐利亚

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