Neuschwanstein castle is arguably the most famous and definitely one of the most impressive of all the castles in Germany and our trip to Bavaria just wouldn’t be complete without visiting. The first thing I wanted to do when we arrived there was find the best view point to take it all in but here’s … Continue Reading

This is going to be a pretty brief post, in large part because you can’t really take photos inside so there’s not much I can show you from Linderhof Palace. What I will say though is that it is absolutely worth a visit as this is the one palace that King Ludwig II got to … Continue Reading

This day in Bavaria was all about nature and although we’d started off the trip looking to see amazing palaces and castles (of which there are some pretty spectacular hidden gems here), taking a moment to appreciate Germany’s stunning countryside was just such an amazing way to spend a day! After leaving Walchensee, we headed … Continue Reading

On of the reasons why Bavaria in Germany is so special is without a doubt it’s natural beauty! And I’m not talking about the kind of beauty that’s subjective (or to put it nicely “in the eye of the beholder…”😉😁), the beauty here is by all accounts absolutely breathtaking. On our way to our next … Continue Reading

Leaving Burghausen Castle, we headed straight for Gstadt am Chiemsee and I’d be lying if I said my thoughts the entire drive weren’t completely centered around food. We arrived at our hotel in Gstadt am Chiemsee – Hotel ChiemseePanorama; just past lunch-time and wasted no time whatsoever in checking in and hopping on a boat … Continue Reading

After leaving the absolutely beautiful Schleissheim Palace (and having dinner, of course), we made our way over to Klostergasthof Raitenhaslach – the oldest Cistercian monastery in Upper Bavaria but not ‘to visit’ per se – this is where we would be spending the night in Bavaria. (*You’ll find that in Germany and Austria – old … Continue Reading

Germany, like Norway, is one of those places where the locals (pretty much across the board) love a good hike and so heading on one of the best hikes in Germany is pretty much one of the most German things you can do when you visit. And there is good reason why too, the German … Continue Reading

It probably comes as no surprise that I’m absolutely obsessed with palaces and castles. There’s just something about the grandeur and the history of these places that just seems to always capture my imagination. Palaces and castles across the world have been home to notable people in history and have no shortage of amazing (and … Continue Reading

I think I just fell in love! 😄 There are loads of beautiful places in Europe but every so often, some places creeps up on you and totally blows your expectations right out of the water. That places recently for me was Bavaria in Germany. This part of Germany is known for its castles… and I … Continue Reading

Germany is one of those countries that you visit and get a totally different experience depending on which region you explore. That’s the beauty of it being a relatively large country (by European standards, at least), there’s just so much diversity. Now, considering there are close to 80 cities in Germany, I’m almost certain you’ll … Continue Reading

It probably goes without saying that Europe is home to some of the most incredible castles in the world and not many places more so than Germany. There are LOADS of fairytale castles in Germany and we’re talking about castles that have actually inspired real fairytales, loved by billions across the world. Some of these … Continue Reading

On our final morning in Berlin, I decided it was high time we visited a place we’d missed out on, on our previous trip – Charlottenburg Palace; and also to finally explore inside the Berlin Cathedral. A quick taxi ride later – we arrived at the Palace – only to find that as it was … Continue Reading

Weihnachtszauber am Gendarmenmarkt is arguably the best Christmas market in Berlin! The location alone, right outside Berlin’s Konzerthaus (and next two of it’s most iconic churches – Neue Kirche a.k.a. Deutscher Dom and Französischer Dom, the German and French churches, respectively) makes it one of the best spots to be in the city during the … Continue Reading

After our initial frustrating yet rewarding first visit to Potsdam (I know, sounds confusing but have a read of the post here and you’ll understand what I mean…), we returned to Potsdam the next day with all the eagerness in the world and a plan to visit all the major sights in this amazing city! … Continue Reading