Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival, celebrated worldwide throughout dozens of countries. The original festival celebrated the marriage of Ludwig I’s marriage to Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and the tradition continues annually to this day. Despite the name, Oktoberfest actually takes place at the end of September, which means that we were not able to … More Brewery Hopping Through Munich’s Big Six
On my last trip to Germany, I disappointed myself by not making time to visit King Ludwig II’s famous Neuschwanstein Castle. On my second trip to the city, this trip was number one on my to-do list. I wasn’t going to make that mistake again! Since we were scheduled to be in Munich over the weekend, we strategically schedule the tour on a Sunday so we would have something to do when everything was closed in the city.
Not wanting to drive, we booked a group tour which included a visit to Linderhof Palace, Neuschwanstein Castle and a brief stop in Oberammergau. … More Kings and Castles- Visiting Neuschwanstein and Linderhof from Munich
Germany is well known for its beer, and it’s iconic Hofbräuhaus in Munich is quite possibly the most famous tavern in the world! This famous beer hall was first built in 1589 on the demands of Duke of Bavaria, Wilhelm V who was unhappy with the quality of the local beers in Munich- up until … More Hofbräuhaus, A Munich Must-See
With a few exceptions, I’ve probably spent the more time in Germany than any other country in my travels- and certainly it’s the only country I’ve returned to so repetitively besides my own! For the first few trips, I stuck pretty determinedly to Berlin- first because of the music scene and then because I loved … More An Overview of Munich, Germany