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Freiberg

Triberg cuckoo clocks Freiberg is a university town with narrow lanes, cobbled squares, a monster Munster and students hanging about on streets with bottles of wine and beer  (even in the cool days of October). In addition to Freiberg’s overall cuteness factor, the Gothic Munster rivals Strasbourg’s Cathedral.    Across from the Munster is [...]

By |October 18th, 2012|Categories: Europe 2012|1 Comment

Offenburg–Blessings

Blessing the Animals We were invited to a blessing of the animals by our host in Offenburg.  A sunny day dawned between the rainy days for the day.  Offenburg was also hosting a Fish Festival, another reason to have a celebration of wine, beer and fresh fish. Church Door--Villingen-Schwenningen   [...]

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Bodensee

Meersburg Castle--armour room Lake Constance is off the beaten path for foreign visitors, but is very popular with visitors from Germany as it is one of the largest bodies of water for swimming.  It is warmer than most parts of Germany.  Flowers, fruit trees and even grape wines abound.  We stayed in a [...]

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Neuschwanstein

Neuschwanstein --Inside the gates Disney made Neuschwanstein,this pseudo castle famous, as it is the model for the castle in the movie, Sleeping Beauty. The site on top of a hill with a mountain backdrop is spectacular enough.  The castle is as fairy-tale like inside as it is on the outside.  It is more [...]

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Romantic Road–Rothenburg-of-der-Tauber

Rothenburg ober de Tauber After a long drive, we arrived at the medieval town of Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber and authentic medieval town dating back to 1200.  Only a small portion of the city was destroyed in the war and what remains is half-timbered architecture, fountains, flowers, towers and turrets.  The city walls are more than [...]

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