Leipzig is something of a ‘hidden gem’ in Germany. And yes, I use that term very loosely as Leipzig really isn’t hidden (far from) but it most certainly is a gem. It’s such an important city in Germany for reasons (one of which is really HUGE) that a lot of people the world over really … Continue Reading

Now, since we’d arrived in Stuttgart, we hadn’t properly managed to check out the Christmas market. The first day we had snow-rain and had to leave within a short time of arriving in the markets (my shoes were soaked and freezing). The next day, we’d spent so long exploring the city, I was just too … Continue Reading

After a brilliant day in colourful Tubingen, we decided to head over to Esslingen for what was supposed to be one of the best Christmas markets in town. Esslingen is confusingly a city within the wider Stuttgart region (only ‘confusing’ because of the whole city within a city thing – in reality, it couldn’t be … Continue Reading

After a day exploring Stuttgart (and the markets at night), we decided to step out of the city in search of what lay outside of the city. The recommendation, by and large, was to go to Tubingen and if I’m totally honest, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I knew there was a row … Continue Reading

I’ll just start by answering that question with a huge spoiler alert – a roadtrip from the UK to Austria is soooooooo much fun!  It isn’t necessarily the most obvious road trip route we would have thought of (in large part because we in the UK live on an island physically disconnect from mainland Europe) … Continue Reading

As it turns out, spending the morning exploring the gorgeous Ludwigsburg Palace works up quite the appetite (which totally took me by surprise as one minute, I was perfectly fine and the next, those hunger pangs hit with a surprising ferociousness). With that, we headed over to the gallery in the Schlossplatz (*though clearly, not … Continue Reading

A German Christmas market is something of a festive staple with us and suffice to say, it was only a matter of time before we headed over to the city of Stuttgart (in Germany, for the uninitiated) for some much-needed gluhwein, as much bratwurst as we could handle and many-a-caramelised erdnuss. I’ve been trying to … Continue Reading

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