Castle Quest in SouthWest Germany

Germany is one of the best countries in Europe to soak in a medieval atmosphere and go on a castle quest.

Because we’re crazy about castles, we visited more than 20 of those in the southwest of Germany, in the region of Baden-Württemberg, covering about one third of the Castle Route. From gloomy ruins to boasting baroque, join us on a Castle Quest.

Pursuit of the right angle: Photo conquest of Neuschwanstein Castle

Photographer Tom Wayman ventured beyond the regular trails to capture the magic of Neuschwanstein Castle in the south of Germany, near the Austrian border. This palace rather than castle is said to have inspired Walt Disney for the castle in Sleeping Beauty and there’s no denying its fairytale beauty.

Tom scaled the mountains in order to capture its beauty. Here’s his exploration in pictures.

Pet-Friendly Hiking Trails in Germany

Pet-friendly holidays are becoming increasingly popular and for families, the family unit only feels complete when their pets come along too. But travelling with a pet isn’t as simple as it seems, as there is a lot to consider. Luckily, Germany has a number of hiking trails that are fun for the whole family, including Fido.

Cruising on the Romantic Danube

By Saul Schwartz Imagine yourself sitting on a cruise ship, glass of wine in one hand and your hubby’s in the other. Watching the scenery go by in a serene, tranquil fashion. Waking up to new adventures and explorations in yet another wonderful place. Going on a cruise is not a necessarily a Caribbean endeavor.…

Berlin 1 Week City Guide

By Saul Schwartz Follow in the footsteps of America-based Saul Schwartz and his family as they learn what the capital of Germany has to offer. From free walking tours to a day in the museums, Saul suggests an exhaustive itinerary of Berlin’s finest attractions. Whether you want to dig deeper into the Jewish legacy of…

Hidden Beneath the Seats – Père Dominique’s tale

The History and Mysteries of Europe’s Misericords Part I by Dave Douglas Davis A couple of hours after sunset on the evening of January 29, 1497 a light frost settled over the fields outlying Villefranche-de-Rouergue. By the time Père Dominique arose from the wooden platform that served as his bed a little before two in…

Happy Birthday Bicycle!

At the rate technology advances these days, it’s hard to wrap one’s head around the fact, that an analog device such as the bicycle is only 200 years old. Today. Draisine June 12th 1817, the German Karl von Drais rode the world’s first bike from his home in Mannheim to Schwetzingen 7 kilometres away and back…