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Courtesy of "Stadt Würzburg" From the old bridge "Alte Mainbrücke", you will enjoy fantastic views of the fortress "Marienberg," the pilgrimage church "Käppele" and the famous vineyards. Erected from 1473 to 1543 in place of an old Roman bridge. The characteristic statues of the... more

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Alte Pinakothek has an incredible collection of works by 14th- to 18th-century masters such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Brueghel, Goya, and Titian. (Alte Pinakothek, Barer Strasse 27, U-Bahn 2; Neue Pinakothek, Barer Strasse 29, U-Bahn 2, 10 am–5 pm, closed Mo... more

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Take a short walk off the Marienplatz to Munich’s oldest parish church, Alter Peter, with its impressive 11th-century interior. Climb its tower for a panoramic view, which on a clear day extends to the Alps.... more

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The Altes Rathaus (old town hall) on Bismarckplatz dates from the 15th century and is famous for the brightly colored frescoes that decorate its façade. ... more

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Information courtesy  of "Tourist Information Oberammergau & Ammergau Alps"REGIONAL TOURIST OFFICE The Tourist board for the region Ammergau Alps provides a wide range of offers: information about the member villages, events in the region, leisure activities, book... more

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Although the Stiftsbasilika is very interesting, if you have time to see only one sight in Waldsassen, choose the Bibliothek, which is located near the church—you can see many splendid churches throughout Germany, but this library is one of a kind. Buy your ticket on the ground ... more

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All information courtesy of "Stadt Würzburg" "St. Kilian" is a prime example of the architectural style during the time of the Salian kings (11th and 12th centuries). It is the fourth largest Romanesque cathedral in Germany and is home to artifacts from many centuries.... more

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One of the infamous concentration camps of the Third Reich.... more

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South of Feuchtwangen is the historic, old town of Dinkelsbühl, a town that prospered in the 15th and 16th centuries at the junction of trade routes. Its narrow streets filled with historic houses lie behind the walls with their towers and four gateways. The most handsome houses ... more

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The Deutsches Museum, often referred to as “Germany’s Smithsonian,” has a vast array of displays where you push buttons, turn wheels, and pull levers, making the serious subject of science and technology great fun. There are over 19 kilometers of displays, so you nee... more

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The old order of the Teutonic Knights left Prussia to reside here in the castle in 1525, and remained until they were disbanded in 1809. Their Deutschordensschloss now houses a museum that traces the knights’ history from the battles of the Crusades to becoming a charitable inst... more

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Our favorite beer garden for a warm summer evening is found in the vast  Englischer Garten park near the Chinese pagoda. Yhe park is most attractive and worth a stroll. ... more

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Vineyards climb up to the Festung Marienberg (Marienberg Fortress), overlooking the town from the other bank of the River Main. The fortress has evolved over the years and now contains the Mainfränkisches Museum of regional art and folklore including some old winemaking implement... more

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Frauenkirche (cathedral),with the twin turrets (square with rounded domes) is both a landmark and symbol of the city.... more

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The Füssen Heritage Museum is situated in the south-west wing of the former Benedictine Monastery of St Mang. Medieval cloister, richly decorated baroque rooms, town’s history, history of the monastery, historical lutes and violins, Füssen Dance of Death.  ... more

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The Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is a dynamic, lively place with tourist information, fast food, bookstore, bus terminal, and the convergence of many of the U-Bahn and S-Bahn lines. ... more

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The Heimatmuseum (Franconian Folklore Museum) traces furnishing styles through the ages from country farms to baroque and Biedermeier. ... more

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If you are looking for oomp-pa-pa music, singing, joviality, and fellow tourists, the famous Hofbräuhaus is an enormous barn of a building. Row after row of rough-hewn tables and benches surround the musicians, and in summer, the merriment spills out to the tables and chairs set ... more

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Hohenschwangau was King Ludwig’s childhood home. Though the interior is somewhat heavy, it has a homey quality to it. It was here that Ludwig met his adored Wagner, and here that the young king lived while he kept a watchful eye on the building progress at Neuschwanstein. (9 am&... more

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Füssen’s Hohes Schloss, standing high above the river, is usually overlooked in favor of its more famous neighbors.... more

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The Stachus is a square whose official name is the Karlsplatz, after Elector Karl Theodor. The townspeople, however, had such a high regard for Foderl Stachus that they named the square after him in 1730.... more

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Wander under Karlstor Gate (past McDonald’s and Burger King) and into the pedestrian zone of the old city, which is alive with fountains, fruit stands, ballad singers, and lay preachers. The Karlstor Gate is one of the three remaining (originally there were five) gates to t... more

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Rothenburg has many lovely shops and boutiques, one of the most enchanting being Kathe Wohlfahrt’s Christkindlmarkt. Claiming to offer the world’s largest selection of Christmas items, a tiny storefront near the market square opens up to a vast fairyland of decorated Chris... more

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Hitler’s Alpine retreat Kehlstein (Eagle’s Nest) is overrated and should be visited only for its view, not for its associations with Hitler who visited there only five times (go only on clear, sunny days). The road from Berchtesgaden to Obersalzberg winds two-thirds of the... more

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Overshadowing the village of Ettal is the Klosterkirche (monastery) where Benedictine monks distill liqueur, although you will see not a monk nor a sign of their commercial operation. The church is an exquisite baroque riot of colorful paintings and gilded woodwork.... more

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Lake Forggen (Forggensee) The 12-km-long an up to 3-km-wide lake, surrounded by a fantastic Alpine panorama, is the fourth largest lake in Bavaria. Consider a boat trip to enjoy the fascinating landscape with the modern passenger ships of the Forggensee Shipping Company. Scheduled rou... more

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Linderhof is the smallest and most homey of Ludwig II’s palaces. Be sure to buy an English guidebook at the entrance, as there aren’t always enough English-speaking guests to warrant a guided tour in English. A ten-minute stroll through parklike grounds brings you to the s... more

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Vineyards climb up to the Festung Marienberg (Marienberg Fortress), overlooking the town from the other bank of the River Main. The fortress has evolved over the years and now contains the Mainnfränkisches Museum of regional art and folklore including some old winemaking implemen... more

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Marienplatz is the beautiful square that serves as the heart of Munich. Tables and chairs spill from cafés well into the square dominated by the ornate, lacy, wedding-cake, golden-sandstone exterior of the Neues Rathaus (town hall).... more

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text courtesy of "TMB" Alongside Berlin, Potsdam was the second residence of the Prussian kings, who enhanced the natural landscape rich in forest and lakes with impressive palaces and parks, creating a unique cultural landscape that still fascinates today. The character of Potsdam i... more

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At the Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum (Museum of Medieval Justice) you will find various instruments of torture such as the headpiece for women who gossiped too much and the dunking chair for bakers who did not make their loaves the correct size. (9 am–6 pm, April to October; ... more

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Now Füssen has an attraction all its own, the Musical Theater Neuschwanstein, with a majestic setting right on the edge of Lake Forggen surrounded by the Alps. Various productions are performed throughout the year.... more

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Marienplatz square is dominated by the ornate, lacy, wedding-cake, golden-sandstone exterior of the Neues Rathaus (town hall). When the clock on the town hall strikes 11 am, noon, or 5 pm, colorful figures emerge from around the clock to perform a jousting tournament. Awaiting the hou... more

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Many recognize *Neuschwanstein, located high above the valley atop a rocky ledge, as being the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castles at Disneyland and Disneyworld. You begin to appreciate the effort that went into building this castle as you walk up the s... more

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Passion Play Oberammergau

For those not familiar, a Passion Play usually depicts the life and death of Jesus of Nazerath. The Passion Play held in Oberammergau began in 1634 after the townspeople made a promise to God that if they were spared additional deaths from a plague that was devastating Europe that ... more

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From Berchtesgaden drive towards Ramsau (9 kilometers, road 305). At Ramsau turn left for Hintersee, which takes you into the village past the world-famous *Ramsau Church with the towering Alpine peaks in the distance. The church is the most photographed place along the Alpe... more

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The Reichsstadt Museum in the Dominican Convent offers an English sheet that guides you through rooms full of furniture (including the convent kitchen and chemist’s shop), past lots of paintings of Rothenburg, and encourages you to find the Meistertrunk (Kürfurstenhumpen), ... more

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The 12th-century diplomat, Gottfried von Viterbo, described Würzburg as “lovely, like a rose set in deep-green foliage—sculpted into the valley like an earthly paradise.” It no longer seems like a paradise but it certainly is a lovely city with two outstanding s... more

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The *Residenz Museum is so huge (over 100 rooms) that different tours are offered on alternating days. This was the enormous gilded home of the Wittelsbachs, who ruled Bavaria for more than 700 years. A separate ticket admits you to the Schatzkammer, a treasure house filled with the W... more

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Salt was the principal source of Berchtesgaden’s prosperity in the 16th century and now the *Salzbergwerk (salt mines) are one of the town’s principal tourist attractions. Don miners’ garb, sit astride a mining wagon, and travel through tunnels of gleaming salt cryst... more

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The *Residenz Museum is so huge (over 100 rooms) that different tours are offered on alternating days. This was the enormous gilded home of the Wittelsbachs, who ruled Bavaria for more than 700 years. A separate ticket admits you to the Schatzkammer, a treasure house filled with the W... more

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Courtesy of "Tourismus Coburg" Those who want to get more information about the world-famous Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and its wide-spread marriage policy should visit the Schloss Ehrenburg Palace. This palace has a neo-Gothic façade and offers a view into the noble living quarte... more

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Schloss Herrenchiemsee, set in a clearing facing magnificent fountains with lawns running down to the lake. If you prefer, you can take a horse-drawn carriage between the dock and the front steps of the palace. King Ludwig II of Bavaria had two idols, Louis XIV of France and the compo... more

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The Speilzeugmuseum is a toy museum with lots of dolls and soldiers, along with a vast array of cars, planes, and trains.... more

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The picturesque 18th-century chapel and settlement at St. Bartholomae are built on a pocket of land near the lake’s edge. A backdrop of maple trees and mountains completes the idyllic scene.... more

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The State Gallery is situated in the medieval complex of the Hohes Schloss, high above Fuessen’s Old town. Knight’s Hall with a splendid carved wooden ceiling, Branch Gallery of the Bavarian State Collections of Paintings with late gothic and renaissance paintings and sculptures, ... more

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As you drive into Waldsassen, follow signs to the Stiftsbasilika, located in the heart of town. The façade of the church looks rather sedate with square twin towers, topped by onion-like domes, framing the entrance. Inside the church (whose origin dates back to the 12th century... more

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The König Ludwig Museum that occupies the ground floor of the south wing of Schloss Herrenchiemsee, gives a summary of the king’s life, and outlines his building projects: Herrenchiemsee, Neuschwanstein, and Linderhof are the only projects that were partially completed befo... more

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Information courtesy of "Ammergauer Alpen GmbH" Opening Hours:Mon - Fri         9am-6pm Sat               10am-1pmSun       ... more

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Information courtesy of "Tourismus Coburg" The Veste Coburg fortress, the so called “Fränkische Krone - Franconian Crown” is visible from afar and is Coburg’s landmark with its massive walls and towers. At the beginning of the 16th century this medieval fortress reached its ... more

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Close by the Alter Peter church is the Viktualienmarkt, a permanent marketplace/beer garden full of stalls providing excellent, inexpensive things to eat.... more

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At Tal 7, you find the Weisses Bräuhaus with a sophisticated, pub-like atmosphere. The restaurant serves many wonderful local dishes and don't miss their famous wheat beer. ... more

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Detour to Wies to visit the Wieskirche, a pilgrimage church whose simple exterior belies the most exquisitely beautiful interior. It’s a popular excursion, so there are cafés and paid parking but once you step into the beautiful interior, all the surrounding commercialism... more

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