Germany

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Germany over the years and traveled from top to bottom, east to west.  I was in Berlin when it was a divided city, now that was an interesting place to be I’ll tell you.  I’ll briefly cover some of the places I’ve been as there are quite a few and someday I’ll find the time to cover them all:

Berlin – This city is amazing, alive with activity, thriving, multi-cultural melting pot.  I loved it.

Frankfurt – The airport is an international point for arrivals and the city itself is huge and thriving. I visited the place several times for festivals and just short vacations.  I loved it and used the experience to practice my German.

Weisbaden – Spent more than a few days here visiting with the locals, eating at the restaurants and sampling beer at the various pubs.

Koblenz – This is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle.  The city has a castle, cathedral, plenty of historical sites and pubs galore.

Mannheim – Mannheim is located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar in the northwestern corner of Baden-Württemberg.  Another interesting city, I stopped in for a festival or two and found the city filled with history

Worms – Among more than a hundred Imperial Diets held at Worms, the Diet of 1521 (commonly known as the Diet of Worms) ended with the Edict of Worms in which Martin Luther was declared a heretic.

Frankstein – When I noticed this place on a map I knew I had to go.  The road wound into the the city and I noticed a decayed castle above the city on the side of a mountain.  I made my way up to the turret and looked out over the city.  It was such a nice location I set up a tent and stayed the night.  What a story eh?  I stayed the night in a castle in Frankenstein.

Darmstadt – coming

Wurzburg – coming

Karlsruhe – coming

Stuttgart – coming

Garmish-Partenkirchen -This is a vacation area and the whole city looks like something out of a Hanzel and Gretel story, seriously.  The men in lederhosen and women in traditional garb. Perhaps it was part of the marketing campaign for the city and if it was they did a heck of a job. The place is beautiful and the couple days I spent here were amazing.

Bonn – coming

Bamberg – coming

Munich – Boy, if you’re after a good time, head to the Octoberfest.  The day I was there I heard 250,000 people showed up.  It was a sea of beer drinkers, the tents were enormous, having two floors in some areas.  And the women serving beer were exactly as I had seen on postcards.  I chatted with anyone who would listen and met people from all over the world.  The lanes between the tents were probably 30 yards wide and completely filled with visitors.  Despite all the beer I didn’t see a single instance of violence.  It was a great time.

Saarbrucken – coming

Trier – coming

Cologne – coming

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