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.
Spying the elaborate dome of the Ettal Monastery 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 mountain village of Oberammergau, which is well-known for its Passion Play, held everyContinue reading “A Peek at Germany’s Ettal Monastery”
One of the joys of exploring Germany’s Bavaria region is seeing the people’s penchant for preserving tradition. In the village of Oberammergau, where we’ve spent much time visiting my parents, it’s not uncommon to spot an older gentleman wearing a loden green, woolen hat, with feather, during a grocery-shopping trip. On holidays, ladies often don vibrant Dirndls (dresses withContinue reading “Slap Happy: Dancing the Schuhplattler in Bavaria”