Category: Castles & Palaces

Volunteering in Germany

Volunteering in Germany

| September 17, 2015 | 2 Replies

In the past week, I have both volunteered in another town, and learned how to volunteer in my own community. I want to share both experiences to encourage those of you who would like to donate your time and talents as an expat, to research avenues where you can do so. Just last Saturday, I […]

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Mespelbrunn Again

Mespelbrunn Again

| May 28, 2015 | Reply

I’ve blogged about adorable Mespelbrunn before.  It’s a water castle in Bavaria, part of which you can tour–the rest is still used as a residence to this day.  I wanna live in a water castle.  I also want a family crest.  But I digress.  Here are a few pics from yesterday’s visit to the moated castle, […]

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Pitstop at Neuschwanstein

Pitstop at Neuschwanstein

| January 5, 2015 | Reply

While driving to Garmisch yesterday, we stopped off to see Neuschwanstein.  It was a three-hour wait to tour the castle (not a big deal since Paul and I have visited before), so we just took a walk around the base of the mountain.  Here are a few pics…

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Schloss Guteneck’s medieval Christmas Market: Best for Handcrafted Decor!

Schloss Guteneck’s medieval Christmas Market: Best for Handcrafted Decor!

| December 11, 2014 | Reply

Last weekend, we drove to Bavaria to check out the medieval Christmas market at Schloss Guteneck. On the castle grounds, artisans show and sell their beautiful work, some of which they’re crafting on the spot; food vendors sell regional and medieval treats, and performers show off their skills.This is an awesome market for enjoying Glühwein outdoors—fire barrels, fire […]

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9 Adorable Tiny Doors in Germany

9 Adorable Tiny Doors in Germany

| November 5, 2014 | Reply

Germany is filled with the cutest little doors!  Check it out…                          

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Water Castles are a Real Thing!  Cute Little Schloß Mespelbrunn

Water Castles are a Real Thing! Cute Little Schloß Mespelbrunn

| October 10, 2014 | 1 Reply

  In Germany, you’ll find several water castles.  They’re completely surrounded by water, and they’re just plain cool to see.  Just an hour southeast of Frankfurt is one such castle: Mespelbrunn. During a 40-minute tour, you can learn about the castle, the owners’ family histories, and a bit about life over the past few centuries.  We […]

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