September 30 from a visit on September 29 We traveled the other day from lakeside Meersburg to Hirschhorn on the Neckar River, passing on the way through the green heart of the Black Forest. We stopped for a walk along Germany’s Highest Waterfall at Triberg, had Black Forest cake (of course!) and a beer for […]
September 30 from a visit on September 28 Bavaria’s last real ruling monarch, King Ludwig II, left behind many IOUs and debts from his wild building program. He built three castles, two of which were never completed. He wrote out huge IOUs, was declared crazy, put into a hospital and was a short time later […]
September 25 Salzburg, Austria happens to be one of the prettiest small cities on our Southern Germany and Austria itinerary. Called the ‘Rome of the North,’ Salzburg, founded by the Romans, may have lost its Forum but in its place are magnificent statues, fountains, more than one horse bath and 37 churches and one synagogue. […]
September 24 Nothings as beautiful as Bavaria when the sun is shining and the sky is a deep hue of azure. We are lucky to have this kind of weather as we enjoy five days in the Alps of Germany and Austria during the first half our September 20 – October 4 tour with two […]
September 23 Who needs Munich and the crowds when you can celebrate one of our favorite times of the year in a tiny pub and hotel in medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber? James Derheim poses in his new lederhosen with Miriam, the co-owner of ‘Alter Keller’ in Germany’s prettiest town.
September 22 Brothers Philip and Lin and their wives Diane and Jennifer just arrived in Germany to begin their two week adventure in Germany and Austria. This is the first time in the heart of Europe for the two couples. We started with Germany’s best-preserved medieval town, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where by coincidence their […]
September 19 Ken and Gloria Temple are now on their way home after their 17-day trip in Germany. The trip was a dream come true for Ken, a lifelong family historian who wanted to combine a sightseeing trip with visits to four key ancestral areas, including meeting some cousins. When he went to his local […]
September 14 from a visit on September 10 There are reminders of the division of Berlin everywhere. We walked the trail of the old wall recently, passing the new American Embassy, the spiffed up Brandenburg Gate and the rebuilt Reichstag. All along this route there is a double line of bricks marking the path of […]