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Month: June 2019

Sankt Bartholomae island, St. Bartholomä , Bavaria, Koenigssee
Germany
Travel Destinations

Crystal clear lakes awaits you near Berchtesgaden

Königssee in Southern Bavaria in the Berchtesgadener Land, this lake has crystal-clear water and spectacular views to the mountains. A must see and should be on your bucket list A couple years back we drove through the Berchtesgadener Land, and before we arrived at the Königsee, we saw a “Zimmer frei” sign of an open […]

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Teufelsmauer, Harz, Saxony
Germany
Northern Europe
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Germany also has a Great Wall

The Rock wall stretches between the small towns of Ballenstedt and Blankenburg in the Harz, Saxony According to a stories by the Grimm Brothers, the standing rocks became known as the Devil’s Wall, and the rocky gravel area the Devils’s Dance Floor. At one time God and the Devil were fighting for domination over the […]

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Bastei, Sächsische Schweiz, Saxony
Germany
Travel Destinations

The Bastei, an impressive Rock formation

The “Bastei” in Saxony or Sächsische Schweiz, is an impressive sandstone formation and a natural monument. I saw this impressive Rock formation at a distance from the Königstein castle Looking afar from the Königstein castle in Saxony If you want to go there off the beaten track through the Saxon- Switzerland, then you should choose […]

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Burg Eltz castle
Germany
Travel Destinations

Burg Eltz, the oldest castle with a unique architecture

Located between Koblenz and Trier, the Eltz castle is surrounded on three sides by the Elzbach River, a tributary on the north side of the Moselle. I have been there several times with family and friends In 1157, the name Eltz was mentioned for the first time. In a gifted deed to Emperor Friedrich the […]

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Trachten, Lederhhosen, Bavarian
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Austria
Germany
Southern Europe
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Bavarian and Austrian Traditions, the Dirndl and Lederhosen

Born and raised in North Bavaria, it was natural for us to wear the traditional costumes or “Tracht” at least once a year to a festival. Sometimes I wore my Dirndl to the “Kiliani” Festival in Würzburg. Wearing the Tracht to the Town Festival or Biergarten is becoming popular in other parts in Germany, not […]

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Veitshoechheim Weinwanderung, Winewalk, Weinschlendern
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Germany
Travel Destinations

What is a Winewalk or Weinwanderung?

In my hometown in Lower Franconia, wine cooperatives and winegrowers, wineries and regional restaurants organize so-called wine tours or wine hiking days from May to October. I have been at some of these Winewalks, and I truly enjoy it. The “Weinschlendern” as they also call it, started at the Restaurant Sonnenschein at the Main River […]

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German Bier glasses
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Drinks, mixed
Germany

Did German Monks discover the Bier?

We regularly consume beer, know that Germans are involved in global Bier production and can distinguish beer types. Hardly anyone really knows since when the first beer was developed. Many people would answer to this question that it was invented by monks Unfortunately, that’s not quite true, monks started brewing beer long ago (1100’s), and […]

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