To Passau for the Second Movement of the Blue Danube

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In the initial post about our trip along the Danube, I said that the Rhine landscape featured a large number of castles While this is undeniably true, it may have been misconstrued to imply that the landscape of the Danube did not.

So let me clearly state once and for all that this would be a totally false impression. Of course the Donau has castles, too. And just to prove the point, today

To Passau for the Second Movement of the Blue Danube

Regensburg, Why Have You Got a Heart of Stone?

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Considering we have sung the praises of Regensburg in our last post, it seems all the more unforgivable that we failed to mention the city’s key asset on the central European tourism market: the fact that its entire (and fairly substantial) Old Town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are forgiven to ask, how come, that a medium-sized city in provincial Germany of which until now you had heard little, was found

Regensburg, Why Have You Got a Heart of Stone?

Prelude to a Blue Danube Dream

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Alone among European countries, Germany can claim sections of both the Rhine and the Danube, Europe’s most storied rivers. Most of you will have been aware of that, of course, but here is something that may surprise you: the German sections of both rivers are of a roughly similar length (865 km for the Rhine, 687 km for the Danube), and of the 10 countries that the Danube passes through on

Prelude to a Blue Danube Dream

How To Get The Best of the Oktoberfest in Lake Starnberg

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Day Hikes in Germany

 

Lake Starnberg

In Munich for the Oktoberfest and already yearning for something else to see than men in short trousers and vomiting Aussies?

Then I suggest the oompah-free zone of Lake Starnberg.

There is no shortage of attractive hiking destinations for day trips near Munich where you are during the Oktoberfest. Both the Goldsteig and the Altmühl-Panoramaweg “top trails” are just a

How To Get The Best of the Oktoberfest in Lake Starnberg

Oktoberfest And Easy Hiking

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Trail

200 km in 10 stages from Gunzenhausen to Kelheim, an east-west stretch between Nuremberg and Munich (home of the Oktoberfest) in Bavaria, the southeastern corner of Germany.

The western half of the hiking trail (the five stages west of Eichstätt) is easily accessible by train. The service operates hourly and allows you to commute freely between various towns along the trail.

Oktoberfest And Easy Hiking