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Bavaria Things to Do

  • Marienplatz

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    Marienplatz was buzzing with activity when we went on Saturday 7 November 2015. There were so many people, tourists and locals alike strolling along the pedestrianized thoroughfare. The crowds were also boosted by the fact that there was going to be a football/soccer match with the city’s famous team, Bayern-Munich that day. We saw lots of people...

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  • Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    At noon each day the clock on the west façade, Männleinlaufen, rings to commemorate the Golden Bull of 1356, when seven electors paid homage to Charles IV and it was decreed that each new Emperor would spend his first day in office in Nürnberg. The seven electors are represented on the clock along with the Emperor; the electors are the...

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  • St. Jakob's Church

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

    St. Jakob's Church (Or St. Jakob Church in German) Controls the landscape of the city with it's 2 55m height towers (one is a little bit higher 57m). You can see the church from the walls. The church is a Gothic style church that was built during 170 years (from 1311 to 1485).

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  • Old Sausage Kitchen - Wurstkuchl

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Regensburg Things to Do

    Said to be the world's oldest sausage kitchen. Beautiful setting, seating inside and outside...incredibly busy at lunchtimes and even beyond (partly thanks to cruise ship passengers like us with vouchers I guess haha). As for the sausages themselves...tasty but nothing particularly special compared to other sausages I tried in Germany.

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  • Residence - Residenz

    Würzburg Things to Do

    Residence Palace stands in the center of Würzburg, on Residenzplaz. The building was constructed during 20 years by an outstanding architect of an epoch of baroque Baltasar Noeman and didn't suffer almost during the Second World war. Frescos in a building are executed by Italian painter Domenike Tepolo, including - the greatest fresco in the world...

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  • Marienbrücke - Mary's Bridge

    Schloss Neuschwanstein Things to Do

    Hohenschwangau Castle is an attraction until itself but with its close proximity, it is generally visited while in the area to see its more famous cousin, Neuschwanstein. To be perfectly honest, it's the first thing you really see when you get off the bus in the small town of Hohenschwangau and with its somewhat garish yellow paint job and awkward...

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  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    If you are in Munich don´t miss the opportunity of travelling there on the regional train S2 and then a free bus. I had seen before Auschwitz in Poland that is more important and real.Dachau camp has reconstructed barracks,even the gate is a replica,but is a must.

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  • Castle

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    A lively market in centre.---The Nurnberg castle is a historical building on a sandstone rock in the north of the city of Nurnberg Germany. It was a residence of medieval German Kings and Emperors. Tours of the castle are available.

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  • Rathaus - Town Hall and Market Square

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

    The Market Square is a busy part of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Here you will find the Rathaus or Town Hall, the Clock Tower which is now the tourist office and Saint George's Fountain which dates from around 1608. While we were here, there was a weird balancing act going on. I can only guess there was some kind of seating structure hidden within...

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  • Cathedral - Dom St. Kilian

    Würzburg Things to Do

    This is an impressive building with an interesting chapel built onto one side. The chapel has some gruesome looking skeletons over its outer door. The Cathedral dates from the 11th century. It was destroyed in the Second World War and its reconstruction was completed in 1967. The chapel with the skeletons over the doorway is the Schönborn Chapel...

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  • Viewpoints

    Schloss Neuschwanstein Things to Do

    You don't really have to go inside to have an enjoyable visit. To be honest, the setting is what really makes this place special and you can wander around outside for free and get the best views the castle has to offer. Do understand that this is a mountainous area and it's quite physical walking around the castle's surroundings. The Marienbrücke...

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  • Viktualienmarkt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    This is spectacular! I wish we had a market area like this back home. I would be shopping here all the time! Cheese, meat, olives, sandwiches, mushrooms, flowers and so much more! It was early morning when we walked through so not everything was opened yet. But, I managed to get some good pics! For more pics, please visit my travelogue.

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  • Schöner Brunnen - Beautiful Fountain

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Beautiful Fountain (Schöner Brunnen) sits in to the side of the central market square in Nürnberg. This Gothic fountain is a replica of the original that was erected at this site in the 1380s; the original can be found in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum. The original fountain was created by Heinrich Beheim, who was a stonemason in Nürnberg....

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  • Medieval Town Wall

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

    As you walk around the walls of Rothenbourg ob der Tauber, you get wonderful views over the town. Many of the houses have picturesque red roofs. There are also towers and other beautiful old buildings. Walking the walls was the highlight of our visit for me.

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  • Fortress Marienberg

    Würzburg Things to Do

    Marienberg Fortress is a prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main river in Würzburg. The mighty Fortress Marienberg is a symbol of Würzburg and served as a home of the local prince-bishops for nearly five centuries. The fortress is located on a prominent spur of the 260 metre high Marienberg which rises about 100 metres over the Main river...

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  • Museum of the Bavarian Kings

    Schloss Neuschwanstein Things to Do

    In any case, I highly recommend visiting the Museum of Bavarian Kings before moving up to the castle. It is located close to Alpsee, nearby the parking P4 and in operation since end of 2011. The idea of the museum is to provide visitors with background about Wittelsbach family or House of Wittelsbach, one of Europe’s oldest dynasties. Maximilian...

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  • Day Trip to the Alps

    Munich Things to Do

    Munich is an ideal hub for day trips into the surroundings. And the surroundings are great! The Alps are close and the pre-alpine landscape is majestic. Add to this countless little or bigger beer gardens, gorgeous monasteries, big and small churches and of course King Ludwig II’s castles of Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Hohenschwangau. Add to this...

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  • Lorenzkirche - St Lorenz Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    St. Lorenz Church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is a beautiful three aisled late Gothic church. Severely damaged during the World War II bombing raids that destroyed much of Nürnberg, the church has been reconstructed to its earlier glory. The exterior has two almost identical spires on the west façade, with only minor differences while keeping the...

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  • Town Gates and Gate Towers

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber is picturesque everywhere in the old town, but one of the most beautiful areas is around Siebers Tower. This tower dates from around 1385. It was the main entrance into Rothenburg for about 150 years before the Spital Bastion was built. Next to Siebers Tower is the beautiful Plonlein Triangular Place. This place has a...

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  • Old Bridge - Alte Mainbrücke

    Würzburg Things to Do

    The cathedral street conducts us by the Old town hall with a turret to the bridge Alte Mainbrucke. It is something similar to Karlov bridge in Prague: wide flights, and on both sades of the bridge - sculptures. It was was built 1473–1543 to replace the destroyed Romanesque bridge dated from 1133. In two phases, beginning in 1730, the bridge was...

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  • Neuschwanstein Castle

    Schloss Neuschwanstein Things to Do

    Important pdate, June 2015, update January 2016: According to Neuschwanstein Castle website, Marienbrücke will be closed for renovation from August 3, 2015 until most probably end of May 2016 ----- Yes, I admit that my little heart was beating when I walked up the hill after getting off the bus. Not from the rise but because I was about to see...

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  • Schloss Nymphenburg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    Schloss Nymphenburg was the summer-residence of the Bavarian kings and the birthplace of "mad" king Ludwig II. Nymphenburg is one of the most beautiful baroque castles in Europe with a large baroque garden around it. You will need the whole day in order to see all the various smaller castles and other places of interest in the large park around...

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  • Albrecht Dürer

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    Albrecht Dürer is arguably Nürnberg’s most famous son. The artist was born, lived, and died in the city, although he was well known for his travels to Italy and other parts of Europe. Dürer is buried in the Johannisfriedhof, which is located west of the city center, outside the city walls. To find the cemetery, you can walk out of the Neutor (the...

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  • Medieval Crime Museum

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

    I thought this might not be much of a museum to see--WEll, I was wrong. They have the best display of criminal punishment devices probably in all of Europe. The museum extends to three floors, and has a lot of history of crime and punishments in addition to the culture of the people, traditions of how to reform them, and the methods used to deter...

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  • Grafeneckart and Town Hall

    Würzburg Things to Do

    The only surviving Romanesque secular building in Wurzburg, Wenseslaus Hall, inside the tower of the Town Hall, dates to the 13th century. Go to the top floor to view the detailed model of Wurzbrug in ruins after the bombing in 1945. It is a grim reminder of the horrors of war.

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  • Alpsee

    Schloss Neuschwanstein Things to Do

    At the end of the road from the ticket office and the parking lot is the Alpsee, a lake that is in a marvelous setting in the mountains. This is the lake that you see from the top of the hill at Neuschwanstein Castle. On a clear sunny day, the mountains reflect in the calm water of the lake. Ducks and swans gracefully glide over the lake. It can be...

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  • Oktoberfest

    Munich Things to Do

    Sincde1810, starting as a horse race, part of the festivities at the marriage between Kronprinz Ludwig and Prinzessin Therese, today beer tents, food and all sorts of amusement rides. The Oktoberfest is usualy the last 2 weeks in september and finished the first sunday in October. Book your accomodation as early as possible! If you are a large...

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  • Ehekarussell - Marriage Merry-Go-Round...

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The fountain in front of the White Tower was created in 1977-1984 to cover the ugly hole of an air shaft for the subway which runs underneath. The sculptor Jürgen Weber from Braunschweig chose a topic related to Nürnberg's culture: The fountain illustrates a poem by Hans Sachs, the 16th century shoemaker and poet, entitled "The Bittersweet Marital...

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  • German Christmas Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

    Very close to the market square of the city there is a store called Christmas market. This is a store dedicated to Christmas decorations and of course other items. The store is very colorful and beautiful and there is a Christmas museum here also (something like 4 Euro entrance).

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  • Marienkapelle - Mary's Chapel

    Würzburg Things to Do

    Gothic period hall church which was built during the period from 1377 and completed 1480 with the erection of the church tower. Looks a beautiful building, however we did not have enough time to go inside.

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  • Side Trip - Linderhof Castle

    Schloss Neuschwanstein Things to Do

    This is the only one of the 4 Royal Bavarian Castles which was completed under the lifetime of King Ludwig II. Other than the "gothic" Neuschwanstein which is built in an almost untouched landscape the "Rococo" Linderhof is in a nice park, French style in the immediate surroundings of the palace, English style further away. And Linderhof only...

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  • Residenz

    Munich Things to Do

    This rococo opera house was first built from 1751 to 1755. There were performances here, with only a few interruptions, until 1944, when the entire interior was removed and taken to two sites outside Munich for safe keeping and storage – just in time, because the remaining outside walls were destroyed in the bombings shortly thereafter. After the...

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  • Documentation Center

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    If you are interested in the why’s and how’s of the Nazi Party during the Third Reich, then the Documentation Center is a must-see. There are many places in Germany in which you can explore the aftermath and affects of the Nazi philosophies, policies and atrocities, but the Documentation Center doesn’t deal with that part. Instead, it focuses on...

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  • Night Watchman Tour

    5 out of 5 stars

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

    For a fascinating and informative evening make sure you take the Nightwatchman evening tour around the medieval old town of Rothenburg ob Tauber. Meet in the old town square, the nightwatchman will appear dressed in cowling and carrying a sythe and lantern. He will conduct the approx. 90 minute tour explaining the history in an entertaining and...

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  • Neumünster and Lusam Garden

    Würzburg Things to Do

    The dome and the baroque façade face the main shopping street and are hard to overlook. There is little understanding for baroque architecture in our functionalist modern taste, I’m afraid. Give the church a chance, though. The name is betraying, this church was new some time in the middle ages. Behind the baroque dome there is a Romanesque...

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  • Frauenkirche

    4 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    In the center of Munich, near Marienplatz and the Nationaltheater, is the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), which dates from 1488. After climbing a couple flights of stairs you reach an elevator which takes you to the top of one of the towers. From there, through the windows, you have views out over Munich in all directions. Second photo: A view...

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  • City Walls - Fortifications

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Hallerturlein is an old pedestrian gate through the city wall to the west of Nuremberg's old town. This narrow gate has a tall thin Tower with a pointed roof, and is known as "GREEN - G." Walking through the Hallerturlein leads to the Hallerwiese which is the oldest park in Nuremberg. It runs alongside the River Pegnitz along the right bank,...

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  • Plönlein - Little Square

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

    The Plonlein (Little Square) is located a few blocks south of the Market Square. It offers a charming medieval sight. Standing at the right point, you can see two towers. On the left, more or less straight ahead, is the Siebers Tower (Siebersturm) dating from 1385. Down on the right, from the Tauber valley, there is the Kobolzell Gate...

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  • Juliusspital

    Würzburg Things to Do

    Juliusspital was founded by Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn, Prince Bishop of Würzburg 1573-1617, in 1576. The original renaissance buildings burned down in 1699 and were replaced by the present baroque complex. About the only remains of the first hospital are two reliefs which are on display on the walls of the passage through Fürstenbau. One shows...

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  • Neues Rathaus - New Town Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    This visit we wandered inside the courtyard of the new town hall. The New Town Hall is home to Munich's city government, city council and the offices of the mayor. The new town hall was built between 1867 and 1908 by Georg von Hauberrisser in Gothic Revival style. It has around 400 rooms. There is a large restaurant - Ratskeller - in the...

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  • Sebalduskirche - St Sebaldus Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    St. Sebald Church is one of the three larger churches that stand out in Nürnberg and, at first glance, looks a lot like St. Lorenz Church with its nearly identical twin spires. St. Sebald Church is one of the oldest churches in the city, dating back to 1230 when it was built as a late-Romanesque basilica dedicated to St. Sebald, who died in...

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  • Franciscan Church

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

    This is the oldest church in town dating back to 1309; or now 703 years ago. The altar was carved by Tillman Riemanschneider, the windows are great sites, and a number of tombstones on site. It is on Herrngasse

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  • Käppele - Pilgrimage Church

    Würzburg Things to Do

    Also on the hill is the Kappele, a picturesque chapel built by Bathasar Neumann between 1747 and 1750. The chapel contains frescoes by Matthias Günther. Apparently there are beautiful views over the town from here. We, sadly, did not have time to find out. To get to the Kappele you must climb a steep and shady lane lined with Stations of the Cross...

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  • Englischer Garten

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    The Englischer Garden is larger than Hyde park London, a great place for strolling in. Near city centre Munich -Created in 1789 by Sir Benjamin Thompson. The park area is 3.7 km.is larger than New Yorks central park.The name Englischer is because it is in a style of park that was popular in England at the time..

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  • Nazi Party Rally Grounds

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    When Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer, built the Nazi Party Grounds and Zeppelin Field, he knew he was going to need a lot of electrical power, especially for his planned “Cathedral of Light” that would utilize 150 high powered floodlights to shoot beams of light up into the sky during the annual rallies. Near the Zeppelin Field is the transformer...

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