My German trip took me to several amazing places, including Munich and Nuremburg. And during this trip, I stumbled upon a number of gorgeous plants and flowers, which probably I have never seen before. Many of them were clicked in Nuremburg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a well-preserved medieval old town in the region of Bavaria. If you know these flowers, please do let me know in the comment section.
Note – I won a travel contest organized by Lufthansa India on their Facebook page. They provided me free flight tickets – Delhi-Munich-Delhi. So I made a trip to Germany, covering Fussen, Munich, Berlin, Nuremberg and Ingolstadt during my 11 day trip. #visitgermany #germanytourism
Let’s talk about the Bavarian town of Füssen, which is situated on the banks of the Lech River, which flows into the Forggensee lake. The charming town is often called the romantic soul of Bavaria. The town is dotted with beautiful homes, numerous cafes and bars. I liked the place very much because of its peaceful atmosphere. Calmness prevailed everywhere. I selected Fussen because of its closeness to world famous Neuschwanstein castle. There are many things to enjoy in Fussen and adjoining areas. However, my travel plans were curtailed by rain and wind, so I didn’t get to see everything that Fsssen has to offer. So I just focused on one major tourist attraction – Neuschwanstein castle. I tried my best to explore the inner parts of the town, wandering in the colorful narrow streets. And don’t forget to enjoy the breathtaking view of Forggensee lake. If you are done with sight-seeing, then try to focus on shopping, food and drink and you won’t be disappointed.
The clock tower of Hohes Schloß in Füssen
Bronze statue of a violinist.
The inner courtyard of Hohes Schloss, or Füssen Castle
Spitalkirche Heilig Geist
There is no dearth of accommodation in this town but it is advisable to book in advance if you are planning to visit in Summer and festival periods. And how did I reach the town ? Pretty easy. You can get a train from Munich Airport to Munich Central station. From central station to Buchloe. And from Buchloe to Fussen. It is strongly advised to book the train tickets in advance.
Everyone wants to see the German capital: Berlin tops the rankings of Tripadviser, the world’s largest portal for travel reviews. And the incredibly multi-faceted 3.4-million city deserves it, too. Great German monuments like the BRANDENBURG Gate and the BERLIN Cathedral, structures like Alexanderplatz and the East Side Gallery, art treasures like the Pergamon Altar, but also the subculture and scene make the city on the Spree worth a visit.
It just missed out on a medal, but managed an excellent fourth place behind Munich and Hamburg: Dresden, city on the Elbe, has more to offer than the Church of Our Lady and the Semper Opera House. Although large sections of the city were destroyed in the Second World War, it still showcases Renaissance and Baroque ARCHITECTURE in its historical centre. Some of Germany’s best restaurants and hotels are to be found there.
You can read more about other German destinations here.
Aachen is a city that lives and breathes Europe. It is practically Europe in miniature. Aachen, on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, has encapsulated the spirit, values and ideals of Europe since the days of Charlemagne. Indeed the Charlemagne Prize for services to European unity has been awarded at Aachen’s town hall since 1950.
Aachen Cathedral is both a local landmark and a monument to Europe’s illustrious past. After starting out life as the imperial palace’s chapel in 800 AD (the year of Charlemagne’s coronation), the completed building became the first cathedral in northern Europe and for many centuries served as the church of coronation for nearly every German king.