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December 2017

Christmas Markets part 3 - 2017 - Germany

Munich

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Cities and Castles

Our final destination on our tour of Germany was the large metro and capital of Bavaria, Munich. It has so much history and tourist attraction options, it's tough to summarize what your options are. This is the second time I've spent 3 or 4 days in Munich and mostly saw all new stuff this time and still haven't run out of things to check out. This time included a couple day trips a little further outside the main city center.

We went north to check out the Dachau concentration camp memorial site. Another day we headed south to check out some of the most well known German castles and their local small villages.

Highly recommend:

  • Marienplatz
  • Christmas markets
  • Dachau memorial
  • Linderhof castle
  • Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles
  • Theresenweise / Oktoberfest grounds

Other sites to check out:

  • 1972 Olympic site
  • Nymphenburg palace
  • BMW museum
  • Royal Residence & theater
  • Hofbrauhaus and other brew pubs
  • several local churches, universities, museums, markets, and parks

Trip Map

Pictures

Munich Christmas markets
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Bavaria countryside & Oberammergau Passion Play site (only happens once every 10 years since the 15th century)
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Linderhof castle
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Hohenschwangau castle
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Neuschwanstein castle
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Videos

The Hofbrauhaus beer hall

Linderhof castle

Neuschwanstein castle

Links

MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my trips
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempted at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 19:43 Archived in Germany Tagged markets beer nature hiking travel germany christmas castle festival europe munich 2017 Comments (0)

Christmas Markets part 2 - 2017 - Germany

Stuttgart and Heidelberg 2017

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Castles and Cars

We spent a few days checking out the main towns of Heidelberg and Stuttgart. Heidelberg is a cozy little university focused town, but is also know for it's picturesque castle. Stuttgart is a larger metro that is the birthplace of the automobile (Daimler, Mayback, Benz, and Porsche) and has a few lesser known castles of it's own.

Highly recommend:

  • Heidelberg castle
  • Heidelberg Christmas markets
  • Stuttgart Christmas markets
  • Stuttgart Königstraße (King's Street) pedestrian area

Other sites to check out:

  • Philosophers Walk
  • Heidelberg old bridge
  • Stuttgart new and old castles
  • Mercedes Benz museum
  • Porsche museum

Trip Map

Pictures

Heidelberg markets and some food you can get there:
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Heidelberg castle, views from across the valley and by the old bridge:
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Heidelberg castle up close:
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Stuttgart Mercedes musuem, from the original modal to older cars to new expensive cars and fast racing styles:
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Videos

Running down some stairs across the river from the town and castle:

Links

MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my trips
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempted at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

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