Neuschwanstein

How to Visit Neuschwanstein Without the Crowds

Julie Germany 5 Comments

Neuschwanstein is one of Germany’s most visited sites. This fairytale palace, which was Walt Disney’s inspiration for Cinderella’s castle, is located in Bavaria, Germany. People from around the world descend on Neuschwanstein between the peak season months of July and August. With the crowds of people come long lines. Nothing spoils a visit to Neuschwanstein more than spending precious hours …

How to Visit Zugspitze

How to Visit Zugspitze from Germany and Austria

Julie Austria, Germany 29 Comments

Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak (2962 meters), is located in southern Germany on its border with Austria. Visiting Zugspitze is a fantastic half day excursion which can easily be accomplished from both Austria and Germany. How to Visit Zugspitze Austria or Germany? Since Zugspitze sits on the border between Austria and Germany, it can be accessed from both of these countries. …

Dachau

A Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp in Munich, Germany

Julie Germany 14 Comments

Dachau Concentration Camp was the first of the Nazi concentration camps. It is located near Munich, Germany. A visit here is an incredibly moving experience and a valuable history lesson. Here are some things you should know while planning your visit.  Dachau was the Nazi’s first concentration camp and was the only concentration camp to have existed throughout the entire …

Garmisch Partenkirchen

How We Spent One Week in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Julie Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein 35 Comments

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a wonderful small town located in Bavaria, Germany, was our home base for one solid week. From Garmisch-Partenkirchen, we frequently day tripped to Austria, Liechtenstein, and other destinations in Bavaria. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a great place from which to explore southern Germany.  It is located in the German Alps, just a few miles from the border with Austria, which we …

In Berchtesgaden

A Quick Guide to Berchtesgaden, Germany

Julie Germany 10 Comments

Berchtesgaden, Germany…a small corner in southern Germany, tucked away in the Alps, is surrounded on three sides by Austria. This is the land of wiener schnitzel, lederhosen, and beer. We spent three wonderful days here touring all of the big sites and taking a day trip just over the border to Salzburg, Austria. About Our Experience We visited Berchtesgaden in …