Germany

Germany Travel Guide Index

Mention Germany’s name, and images of beer fests, Lederhosen, and fairy tale castles likely come to mind. But with its pristine green landscapes, well-preserved Altstadts (old towns), and lesser-known festivals, Germany offers much more. I was fortunate to call storybook Heidelberg home for about 10 years, marrying in the city’s castle, not far from the promenade where my parents pushed me in a carriage as a baby. My parents now live in a tiny village in Bavaria, so I’ve had the chance to spend time in two distinctly different German states. Among others, glimpses of horse-blessing ceremonies, seasonal celebrations, and mountain hikes follow.

 

Above the Rooftops of Heidelberg: Views from the Church of the Holy Spirit

 

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Oberammergau Cemetery in SnowAngels, Busts & Saints Dressed in Snow: A Visit to Oberammergau’s Cemetery

 

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DSC_0275Apprentice for an Afternoon: Lessons with Germany’s Old World Artisans

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Featured Post Neuschwanstein Castle cAn Autumn Afternoon at the Neuschwanstein Castle

 

 

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Leonhardiritt horse blessing in UnterammergauA Bavarian Horse-Blessing Ceremony

 

 

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Buzzing About Bart: The Bumble Bee with a Fondness for German Gingerbread

 

 

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Oberammergau15Celebrating Mariä Himmelfahrt Day in Oberammergau, Germany

 

 

 

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OberammergauChristmasMarket10Celebrating Saint Nicholas Day & Germany’s Christmas Market Season

 

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Kofel Mountain Oberammergau GermanyConquering the Kofel, Oberammergau’s Signature Mountain

 

 

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Dirndls for slaeDizzied by a Dazzling Array of Dirndls in Bavaria

 

 

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Fasching Parade in Heidelberg157Fasching Festivities, German Style

 

 

 

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Flowers to Wish You a Happy Day

 

 

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Frohe Ostern – Easter Greetings from Germany

 

 

 

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girl holding pretzel on stick at german festivalGermany’s Sommertagszug Tradition: Greeting Spring & Bidding Farewell to Winter

 

 

 

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Greeting Autumn at the Heidelberger Herbstfest – Germany

 

 

 

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Oberammergau picturesThe Last Days of Summer – Oberammergau

 

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Love in the Air at the Heidelberg Castle

 

 

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Windows of Oberammergau, Germany 1The Lüftlmalerei-Adorned Windows of Oberammergau

 

 

 

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Kofel Oberammergau in Snow 1Mount Kofel Dressed in Snow

 

 

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A Nibbling Donkey & A Snow Camel: More Holiday Scenes from Oberammergau, Germany


 

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DSC_0995Of Angels & Alphornists: Out & About in Oberammergau, Germany

 

 

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 Ettal-Monastery-Germany-Kloster-EttalA Peek at the Ettal Monastery

 

 

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Schloss LinderhofA Peek at Linderhof Palace

 

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Pumpkin Fest Ludwigsburg Germany KuerbisausstellungPumpkins, Proceratosaurus & a Palace: Perusing the World’s Largest Pumpkin Festival

 

 

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Schuhplattler german folk dance Oberammergau 1Slap Happy: Dancing the Schuhplattler in Oberammergau, Bavaria 

 

 

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Snails, Wild Boar and Fairy Tales: Exploring Heidelberg’s Enchanting Forest

 

 

 

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snow on the ground with kofel mountain overhead quoteSnowy Vignettes from an Alpine Paradise

 

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Leonhardiritt Unterammergau Horse TailsTails from a German Horse-Blessing Ceremony

 

 

 

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Women in Bavarian clothes OktoberfestA Toast to Oktoberfest

 

 

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DSC_0648Twisting Tongues in Bavaria

 

 

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Under the Rainbow – Heidelberg

 

 

 

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Why I Adore Heidelberg: Celebrating Ten Years in the Loveliest of Cities

 

 

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Oberammergau frost on window - germanyWinter Wonderland Wisdom

 

 

 

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Oberammergau frescoesWoodcarvings, Passion Plays & Bavarian Attire: Germany’s Oberammergau


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