GERMANY

Germany Road Trip

 

Since living in Luxembourg, I promised myself to visit as much of Germany as possible (as well as other neighbor countries!)

Sometimes it is totally worth spending time in your surrounding rather than crossing an ocean.

 

Our German Road Trips 

Some of the best memories I have, are from a Birthday road trip (yes there is such a thing as Birthday road trip! because why not!!) which took us through the Black Forest, to the incredible Lichtenstein Castle, the Hozenzollern castle, the Neuschwanstein Castle of course 😉 but also to the Wies Church, Munich which I love so much and other places like the Maulbronn Monastery, Stuttgart, the Speyer Cathedral and so many charming villages I can’t count.

The Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

 

Another incredible road trip we did, is the one we took along the Moselle Valley. The visits of the The Eltz Castle and the The Coshem Imperial Castle were the cherry on the cake of this bucolic area.

 

Our big UNESCO World Heritage road trip to Danemark, Sweden and Norway, started in Germany and we stopped along the way to see the Cologne Cathedral as well as the Speicherstadt & Kontorhous District in Hamburg and the City of Lübeck.

The Kontorhaus district in Hamburg, Germany - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

The Kontorhous District in Hamburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site

The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

The Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage site

The Holsten Gate in Lübeck, Germany - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

The Holsten Gate in Lübeck, a UNESCO World Heritage city! 

Trier

Trier, which is very close to Luxembourg, is a city we often go to just to spend a day shopping and strolling through the old town. It is particularly nice in summer but also when the Christmas markets are up. The Porta Nigra is the most famous monument of Trier but its cathedral and the Roman Amphitheater are totally worth a visit.

The Porta Nigra in Trier, Germany - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Trier is probably not on your radar, but if you are around Luxembourg and want a German feel, it is the place to go!

 

Berlin

Our long Valentine’s day week-end in Berlin, was mostly cold and grey but we loved it anyway! We finally got to see Vegan avenue and did quite a bit shopping there! We toured the city and visited Museum Island, the Berliner Dom, the surprising Berlin City Palace, Check point Charlie, the Wall… and the best vegan restaurant in town!

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

The Brandenburg Gate 

The Wall in Berlin, Germany - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

 

 

Munich

Munich is dear to my heart. I love this city, it is so relaxed, so green, so nice, so cool. Oktoberfest is usually the first reason to come to Munich, but chances you will want to come back for everything else it has to offer. Since I’m not about to show you pictures of me in my dirndl or drinking too much ;-), you can check out this series of pictures of the day after Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Surfing in Munich - Germany - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Yes, you can surf in Munich! 


In case I forget something and as I will add regularly, here is a list of some of my articles about Germany… it keeps growing so come back often!

 

Visit of the Maulbronn Monastery in Germany

Come along for a visit of the Medieval Maulbronn Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Germany. Read More »

Visit of the Hohenzollern Castle in Germany

The Hohenzollern Castle is one of the biggest and most fascinating example of Gothic Revival or Neo-Gothic style which was in vogue during the 19th century. It is a must see when touring the South of Germany. Read More »

A Walking Tour Map of Berlin

Are you planning a trip to Berlin? Here is a hand-drawn map to guide you to the most famous landmarks of the city. Includes a free giveaway!! Read More »

The Speyer Cathedral & the Symbols Hidden in Plain Sight

The Speyer Cathedral is considered as the greatest romanesque church in the World. You may think Romanesque style churches are a bit boring but read one to learn about the codes and symbols hidden in their architecture. Read More »

The Lichtenstein Castle: A Fairytale Castle like no others

Perched on a rock, high above the valley, the Lichtenstein Castle is one of the most romantic Castle of Germany. Read on to learn about this incredible Castle... Read More »

Visit of the Cologne Cathedral: A Gothic Masterpiece

The Cologne Cathedral is an exceptional demonstration of human creative genius. Built over 6 Centuries (1248-1880), it marks the zenith of cathedral architecture. Come along for a visit... Read More »

Visit of the Jewish Museum in Berlin

The Jewish Museum in Berlin is an extraordinary museum. Super modern with great displays and a wide range of objects to represent the German Jewish history from the earliest beginning to present time. Come along for a visit... Read More »

Visit of the Berliner Dom: the Italian Renaissance Berlin Cathedral

One of the most popular thing to visit in Berlin is Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral. Come along for a visit of this 19th century Cathedral! Read More »

Vegan Avenue in Berlin: a Vegan Paradise!

Berlin is Vegan paradise! With over one million vegans living in this incredible city, it's no surprise, that there are so many vegan restaurants, cafés as well as shops and the must visit, World famous.... Vegan Avenue! Read More »

The Wies Church: the most incredible Rococo Church in Germany

The Wies Church or Wieskirche in German, is a rococo jewel that sits in a exquisite landscape. Come along to enjoy the view and explanations on its history. Read More »

The Eltz Castle on the Moselle Valley – Germany

The Eltz Castle stands on a prominent rock deep within the wooded Eltzbach valley, like a fairytale idyll. It is one of the numerous castle around the Moselle Valley in Germany. It’s not very far from the Cochem Castle which we Read More »

The Cochem Imperial Castle on the Moselle Valley - Germany

Along the Moselle river, best known for it’s white wines, sits numerous medieval castle from Malbrouck in France to Niederburg near to Koblenz in Germany where the Moselle joins the Rhine. We decided to head to Germany this week-end and our Read More »

Benelux Road Trip

1,000 km in Benelux…. Leaving from small but beautiful Luxembourg, travel to Bruxelles, then on to beautifully romantic Bruges, gaze at diamonds in Anvers, enjoy the endless beaches of Den Haag before heading to lively Amsterdam. Read More »

The day after Oktoberfest

Have you ever wondered what things might look like once Oktoberfest is over? I did, so I went back to Theresienwiese the day after and took some pictures.... Read More »