The autumn leaves near Oberammergau, Germany have reached their peak, so the surrounding hillsides are dressed in shades of copper, saffron, and a bit of green. One of my favorite places to ride my bike is to the nearby Ettaler Weidmoos, a tranquil nature preserve that’s part of the Ammergau Alps Nature Park (Naturpark AmmergauerContinue reading “Autumn in the Ammergau Alps Nature Park, Near Oberammergau, Germany”
What to see and do in Oberammergau, a charming and historic Bavarian town.
Paying homage to Heidelberg, Germany, my home for a decade.
Every winter, officials in the German state of Bavaria organize feedings for wild deer — much to the delight of the animals and the spectators.
Paying homage to Bavaria’s beloved King Ludwig II with bonfires, processions, and revelry.
Oberammergau’s alpine coaster just might be the town’s most thrilling activity.
What to see, do, and eat in Heidelberg, an enchanting university town in southwestern Germany.
When I saw the elaborate dome of the Ettal Monastery (Kloster Ettal) for the first time, I was surprised to see such ornate architecture dramatically rising out of the countryside, juxtaposed with the area’s modest Bavarian homes. The monastery, located in the village of Ettal, is not far from the town of Oberammergau, which is well-known for itsContinue reading “A Peek at Germany’s Ettal Monastery”