In case you visit Germany* in January or February, you will probably often hear a word during this time which is “Fasching” [faʃiŋ]. Fasching is the main term for the German carnival period. It’s also called the “fifths season” and in some places jesting time (närrische Zeit). But it’s very different to the carnival you maybe know from Brazil. For in February in the northern hemisphere, it would be difficult to dance on the streets in light clothing. Therefore, the carnival time in Germany is about different things, but it’s also a huge event. In this article, I’d like to give you some insights about Fasching which would broaden your horizon. So read on, folks.
In this article I’d like to introduce to you one of my favorite hiking trails I walk almost every year. Usually, I use this trail as a preparation for upcoming hikes I do during the summer and the fall. The great thing about the Kampenwand is the fact that this place is not crowded like other tourist places in Germany. And this is a possibility for you to spend a great time hiking to that place. Therefore, I consider this place as an insider tip and if you look for things to do in Germany, especially in southern Bavaria, this outdoor activity might be interesting for you. So read on, folks.
Lake Schrecksee [ʃrɛkse:] is the highest alpine lake, and it is located in southern Germany close to the Austrian border. The small islet in it makes it to a “trademark” of this place and the name Schrecksee means “fright lake” or “shock lake”. Where this place got its name from is not clear but in reality, Schrecksee is anything else but frightening. Thus, a hike to this lake was one of the greatest I can remember and I got a chance to make stunning photos there, folks. In this article, I’d like to give you some information how to get to the Schrecksee and hope, you’ll get the same wanderlust like me. So read on, folks.
In my article about hiking to Neuschwanstein Castle and avoid the crowds I showed you an alternative way to visit this stunning place. But as Neuschwanstein Castle is located in an area with a lot of possibilities for different kinds of activities, I’d like to show you some more things to do there, folks. For example, as Austria is a stone’s throw away from Neuschwanstein Castle, you could hike from that place to Austria and back on the same day. The only requirement is that you need to be an advanced hiker. What you will get, is an experience the most travellers and visitors of Neuschwanstein Castle won’t gain, believe me. So read on, folks and let yourself be inspired.
The most people traveling to Germany usually look for well-known attractions like Neuschwanstein Castle, Oktoberfest, the Berlin Wall or the tavern Hofbräuhaus in Munich. The reason for that is that those points of interest are established attractions and they bring a bunch of money. In other words, they are beloved cash cows. For that reason, when you google for things to do in Germany, you usually would see them first in Google’s search results. But if you would like to visit not only the established points of interest, you will be very surprised how much other attractions you would find in Germany. You just need to know where they are. Thus, in this article I will show you one of those things to do in Germany you usually won’t find on the internet unless you know about it. I am speaking about a impressive memorial called Barbarossa Monument. So read on, folks.