Bavaria Off The Beaten Path

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Bavaria Off The Beaten Path

  • Day Trip - Schloss Neuschwanstein

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Schloss Neuschwanstein is one of the strangest buildings of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Construction started on 5 September 1869,the Gateway Building was finished first, Ludwig lived there for a some years. The Palas was not finished until 1880, and the king moved in in 1884. No pictures inside! Entrance tickets are available only at the...

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  • Sculptures

    Würzburg Off The Beaten Path

    There were lots of interesting details all around Wurzburg. Given more time I am sure I could have found many more. The gardens of the Residence had a huge number of statues mainly of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, but there were also lots of modern sculptures dotted around town.

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  • Hermanfriedhof

    Augsburg Off The Beaten Path

    Hermanfriedhof is the name of the catholic cemetery in old Augsburg. The inscription above the gate alreadsy indicates the confession: While the protestant cemetery has an inscription in German, here the Latin language was used: resurrectio mortuorum est spes Christianorum (The resurrection of the dead is the Christians' hope). The cemetery was...

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  • Places Closeby

    Prien am Chiemsee Off The Beaten Path

    A seperate part of the EFA-Automuseum is dedicated to small-scale car-models and to small-scale trains that are able to go around in a large room. One of the trains is of course the local "Priener Bockerl" but there are others as well. That is a lot of fun for the whole family ! --------------------------------------------- In 2010 the museum was...

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  • Starnberger See - Lake Starnberg

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Both are close to each other and have some unique sites around the lakes. They are about 25 miles SW of Munich and a lot of locals go her eon weekends. There are a number of little towns/villages around the lakes, and also one museum of note; the Buckheim, which is contemporary art for its art sake. Andechs Monastery was a big disappointment in...

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  • Doner Kebab Shop

    Würzburg Off The Beaten Path

    I did not sample the kebab but this must be the fanciest doner kebab shop I have ever seen. Next to the Alte Marienbrucke on the fortress side. I like to see old buildings still being used rather than being empty or worse still knocked down.

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  • Protestant Cemetery

    Augsburg Off The Beaten Path

    The two buildings in the old part of the protestant cemetery both date from the era of classicism in the early 19th century. The church dates from 1825. Its architecture reminds me very much of the style of the Berlin architect Friedrich Schinkel, although it surely wasn't him who designed it. The church (photos 1-3) is not only used for...

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  • Dachau and Dachau Memorial Site

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    On a cold December morning we took the train to Dachau, small boring german town 20km NW of Munich. I guess noone would ever know about this old medieval town if it wasn’t the area where the Nazis built the infamous Dachau concentration camp in 1933 (the first one actually, and used as a prototype for many others that follow). Konzentrationslager...

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  • University

    Augsburg Off The Beaten Path

    Augsburg has a young university. It was officially founded in 1970. One year later the first two of its now seven faculties started their lectures. It is a campus university, located on the southern outskirts of the city. Not exactly a place where the usual tourist would venture, but it might be of interest to people who occupy themselves with...

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  • Public baths

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Almost in front of Deutsches Museum there is a juwel to be discovered by turist. Whoever has been in Budapest will remember the wonderful public baths in there: Such one is Müllersche Volksbad. The history sais there was a man from Munich who became very rich while in USA, at the beginning of the 20. Century. As he died his hometown Munich...

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  • St Antonius Chapel

    Augsburg Off The Beaten Path

    I spotted this cute little church during my walk from Lechviertel uphill towards Maximilianstraße. It has a baroque appearance but the bulding is originally much older. It dates (according to the plaque on the facade) from 1410 and was then refurbished in baroque style in 1746. It forms an undestroyed ensempble together with the adjacent...

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  • Olympic Park

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    On 5 September 1972, 11 Israeli athletes competing in the XX Olympiad in Munich and a German Police Officer were killed by terrorists. The memorial is very probably walked past by many visitors to the Olympic Stadium and Park with no thought given to what it is or why it is there. If you pass this memorial after reading this section - please stop...

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  • Oberammergau

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    This quaint little village gets more than its share of tourists during the year. Most of the buildings are decoratively painted with murals on the outside walls. They are of scenes and alpine look. The valley coming into the town is real nice drive. The sell many trinkets including the traditional clocks, knives, Germanic apparel, and candy, fudge,...

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  • Locations in the Alps

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Just past Ettal is a magnificent lake called the Eibsee. Even from the pictures taken on this cloudy day, you can see that the views are tremendous. In 1994, you could pull over at any number of free parking places. It is my understanding that, while the parking places are still there, they're no longer free.

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  • Englischer Garten

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    While Munich is several hundred miles from the nearest ocean it doesn't seem to bother some of the younger folks in English Park. Situated in the southern end of English Park, the artificial river the Eisbach creates a wave that is approximately one meter high. Young men and women gather on the rocks and try to ride the wave as it moves through...

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  • Königssee

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    The Königsee is one of the nicest lakes in the area, if the weather is nice take a boat to St. Bartholomä (it is not posible to walk there), a beautiful baroque chapel or to Salet (not in winter) from where you can walk to the Obersee. And take care the weather can change very fast, when i was there last the weather was great but i had to wait 30...

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  • Schleissheim Castle

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    This is a very nice setting and layout of the elegant palaces just to the north of the Munich city about 8 miles on B471. The trip is well worth it. There are actually three palaces, beginning back in 1598 with the Old Palace, then the Lustheim Palace built in 1644-48 for Maximilian Emanuel I and wife Maria Antonio, then came the New Palace in...

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  • Tegernsee

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Tegernsee is a fascinating small city bordering the beautiful clear lake of the same name. There are many traditional shops, cafes, etc. alongside the lakefront pedestrian promenade. The nicely decorated Bavarian chalet in the foreground of the photo has a painted sign on it reading " Il gelato Italiano ". This is to let you know that excellent...

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  • Isar River

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Starting from Deutsches Museum, a walk downstream along islands, bridges and walkways offers unexpected views. I have not yet figured out what the yellow art nouveau building with the white tower on the right bank actually is. Bridges connect the island and cross the different branches of the river. Some small islands are no more than gravel...

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  • Oktoberfest

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    The Munich OKTOBERFEST has become a renowed festival that promotes the best Bavarian food, entertainment and beer ! It's one of the biggest public festival in the world and will be held in 2003 for the 170th time. Each year, the Oktoberfest is attended by around 6 million visitors, who drink around 5 million liters of beer !!!

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  • Schloss Nymphenburg

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    We hopped on our bikes for a day at Nymphenburg Palace with a visit to Munich's largest beer garden-Hirshgarden. We biked On Arnulfstrasse heading West from the train station. The ride is the slightest uphill incline, against a bitter cold wind this was tough, but I'm sure would be a pleasant ride in better conditions-and, it's all downhill after...

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  • Day Trip - Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    This is one of the more famed site for skiing when the Olympics of 1936 were held here. It is in the middle of a mountain range of the Alps at about 9,000 feet, 3,.000 meters. There are 44 ski slopes and the cogs are full all the time that can carry 33,000 an hour up. There are 10,000 beds in the area to accomodate. This is big. The town is a great...

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  • Deutsches Museum

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    The V-1 was an odd and ingenious weapon, designed to be cheaply built in large numbers. Early production items were largely made of metal, though wooden wings were quickly introduced. The V-1 was directed to its target by a simple guidance system, which incorporated a set of gyroscopes driven by compressed air to keep the missile stable; a magnetic...

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  • ZAM Zentrum für aussergewoehnliche...

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    The ZAM (Zentrum für außergewöhnliche Museen = Center for extraordinary museems) is a museum consisting of several small museums: They have: - a pedal car museum - the potty museum - the Sissi museum (Sissi was the last Austrian empress) - an Easterbunny museum - a "bourdalou" museum - a perfume bottle/flacon museum - a guardian angel museum It...

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  • Bavaria Film Studios

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Bavaria Film Studio, this was a tour (combined with a city tour) and it takes you around the studios in Geiselgasteig.This was where films such as 'The Boat' (Das Boot), 'The Neverending Story' and 'Enemy Mine' were produced, and where series such as 'Marienhof' are made. You get to participate in some of the special effects, go through the...

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  • Day Trip - Andechs Monastery

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    This place along the Ammerersee near Herrshing stands out and has a draw for people to come and eat and drink it up-heavily. The church inside is a site to take in instead of just coming for drink, though. It dates back to 955 and the Benedictine Monks learned how to make beer when they took over in 1455, now famous with the name attached.

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  • Daytrip to Regensburg

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Regensburg is one of the oldest towns in Germany, a townallready in roman times. From the 6. to the first half of the 13. century Regensburg was the capital of Bavaria. In the 12. century a stonebridge was built across the Danube. In 1245 Regensburg became a Free Imperial City and in 1542 Lutheran and in 1910 part of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Get...

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  • Südfriedhof

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Another quiet place is the Suedfriedhof - an old cemetery close to the center only a 15-minute walk from Marienplatz or 2 minutes from Sendlinger Tor. Here you will find Munich's celebreties of the 18th and 19th centuries, e.g. painters (Spitzweg), architects (Klenze) and scientists (Fraunhofer). I crossed the cemetery each time I had to walk...

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  • Day Trip - Fuessen

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    King of Bavaria, Ludwig II., grew up in Hohenschwangau castle and when he was king he decided to rebuilt the castle next to it. As he loved the old times he wanted the castle to look like a knights' castle. And as he loved the old German myths he wanted to have some parts to look like they were from Tannhäuser or Lohengrin operas. And they built...

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  • BMW Welt

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    The BMW building (as seen from the tower of the Olympic Park). Here you'll find a little museum with old BMW models and there's also a tour of the assembly line. If you're interested in taking the tour you better call the museum in advance as it takes place only once a week.

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  • Dornbirn: a Rolls Royce-museum 10km from...

    In Dornbirn / Austria you will find the museum with the largest collection of Rolls Royce-cars. I really did not expect to see more than just a few cars, but the total number of Rolls-Royce-exhibits is more than 1000 - thats not only cars, but also all sorts of RR-accesories.Cars are displayed in a museum, 3000 sqm wide and there is also a garage,...

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  • The Dornier-museum, just 15km from...

    Friedrichshafen is not only the home of the Zeppelins, but also of the Dornier aircraft-production with some of the most unique airplanes on earth. You have certainly seen the DO X on older photos, the largest water-airplane that was ever built.

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  • Friedrichshafen: Zeppelin & more 15km...

    In Friedrichshafen you will see the excellent Zeppelin-museum and the museum of the Dornier-airplanes and Friedrichshafen is just about 15km from Lindau.In my 1st photo: the original table-set-up for the passangers onboard of the ZeppelinIn my 2nd Photo: a Maybach Zeppelin, one of the strongest cars of that time and the Maybach-company also...

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  • Wolfegg: a great car-museum 50km from...

    In Wolfegg you will find the excellent car-collection of the late motor-journalist Fritz B. Busch, an excellent collection including a few unique exhibits like the world-record-car for Diesel-engines, that was driven by Fritz B. Busch himself (my 2nd picture).He was also testing one of the first VW-Golf in 1974 on the Panamericana between Alaska...

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  • German Sanatoriums

    Some castles in Bayern are privately owned and have been turned into sanatoriums which cater to your health, body, and mind. If any one knows more information about this castle, please let me know!

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  • Visit a Kurorte

    There are many small towns in Undterfranken with natural springs around which health spas were built. This is just one of many. The pictures here represent what you will find in these cities. Each town has its own spring and the water taste varies. Give it a try, not only for the beautiful scenery but your health!

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  • Luxburg Museum

    Am old castle now turned into a museum. It is located about 1 mile from Bad Kissingen within the town boarder of Bad Bocklet.Address:Schlossstraße 2497708 Bad Bocklet-Aschbachmore info: http://www.bad-bocklet.de

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  • the old fish-smoking-chamber in...

    For many centuries smoked fish is certainly still the most popular souvenir that people took home from their pilgrimage to St. Bartholomae and in the small fish-kiosk next to the landing-stage of St. Bartholomae you may look through a window and see such a historic smoking-chamber, dating back more than 400 years, that you may see on my...

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  • Kessel - the remotest place of...

    Kessel is a so-called "Bedarfs-Haltestelle" , a place where the ship will dock in case that you ask for it in advance. Kessel is the tiny piece of land with the hut on it, that you may see on my 1st picture. On my 2nd pic you may see also the giant rocks behind of Kessel. From kessel you may start a full-day-hike to the mountains above Koenigsee,...

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  • the largest trout of Koenigsee

    Fishing on Koenigsee is something special, also for the fact, that the only persons beeing licenced to fish at any place of the lake is the family who was grated these fishing-rights already hundreds of years ago. They own the large restaurant and beer-garden, the smaller hut, where you may get the smoked fishes to eat right away or carry home.In...

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  • A boatride through the mountains

    One of the most pleasant things to do is to take a boatride on the Konigsee Lake. This is the deepest and cleanest lake in Germany. The water is crystal clear due to the fact that the boats are all electric. There are no gas fumes or exhaust to polute the water or air. These boats are also incredibly quiet. They make almost no noise at all making...

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  • Neuschwanstein

    The most remembered and romantic way to the Castle is by foot. And here, when forces already almost outcome, the Mirage, grows the huge fantastic Castle sticking into the sky the peaked towersIt would not be desirable to leave the Castle in any way. Surprising 'Castle of dream' and the nature of Bavaria surrounding grasp you for ever in a romantic...

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  • Linderhof

    Lindehof is one among the four most interesting Ludwig's Castles.In the middle of a severe mountain landscape, in loneliness of valley Grassvangthal, Linderhof Palace was constructed under the instruction of king Ludwig II. Galleries with the lime arches directly behind the Palace withdraw upwards on abrupt northern slope from strictly ornamental...

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  • Herrenchiemsee

    The palace is located on island Herreninzel. King Ludwig II ordered to construct this palace under plans of Dollman (1878-1885) on the sample of Versailles. It is not only last and the greatest, but also most expensive of royal palace projects.

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  • Oberschleissheim

    There are peaceful surroundings of Munich, bordering on one of Germany's biggest baroque parks - the Schleissheim Schlosspark.We advise to visit and watch its beautiful palaces and sights:Altes Schloss (1598 - 1623).Schloss Lustheim (1684 - 1688).Neues Schloss (ab 1701)

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