Germany

Why you should visit Berchtesgaden, Germany

Sometimes, it’s not the places that are well known and popular that make an impression on you. It’s the lesser known spots; which you may not have heard of that leave you speechless and wanting to stay there forever.  That’s what happened when I stayed in Berchtesgaden, Germany; a small town on the border of Austria.  My reason for going there was...

Munich; more than Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the World’s largest Volksfest (Beer Festival), held in Munich, Germany, and it is currently  in its final week of celebrations. Every year Millions of people flock to the Capital of Bavaria to drink Beer, join in with the folk celebrations and fairground attractions. It is a festival now replicated all over the World from Brisbane to Brighton and...

A view from Hilter’s hideout at Eagles Nest, Berchtesgaden, Germany

When we learnt about World War II and the schemes of Adolf Hilter; the picture that was painted was that of  a country taken over by a cruel dictator. A picture of concentration camps, families spilt up and radicalisation. What we didn’t get much of an insight into was who Aldof Hilter was as a person, his background, why he did what he did, and where he did it...

Staying in the Bavarian Hills at the Best Western Plus, Rehlegg Hotel

I opened the curtains, and stepped out onto the balcony. I stopped, and observed. I smelt the countryside air, listened to the birds sing, and just marvelled at the mountains. Was I dreaming? No, but I felt like I could be; having been in the busy city of Munich, just one day previously. The Best Western Plus, Rehlegg Hotel, was a 2 night stay, in my 6 day trip in...

Five Cool Sights to Check Out When Backpacking in Munich

Munich is the capital city and largest city in Bavaria and is world famous for many different things. Tourism is huge here too of course and the city makes a good hub when inter-railing through Europe. Connecting to bordering Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria can all be done from trains via Munich. The city has a good local bus network, efficient...

Berlin to Dusseldorf by train

The station was buzzing, various platforms with trains going in all directions, people rushing about with suitcases and backpacks, and so many shops, I thought I was in a mall. I quickly located platform 14, and waited for my train. It was a bright, modern and clean platform; a far cry from any transportation centre in Asia. Today I would be boarding a train, that...

English at a German Wedding

Weddings can be strange affairs, when you are single. There can be periods of awkward conversation with people, and whilst surrounded by couples, and those already married, or about to be married, you attempt to express how much more amazing your life is, as a singleton – well that’s what I have tended to do in recent weddings, mostly this consists of me...

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