Wanderlust Journey

Wanderlust Journey

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Jugendherberge Burg Stahleck, Bacharach Youth Hostel on the Rhine

September 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Jugendherberge Burg Stahleck, Bacharach Youth Hostel on the Rhine

Last year, while we drank our way along the Rhine in Germany, one of our stops was in the lovely town of Bacharach. While we decided to stay at a hotel in the town, we did make our way up to the hostel at Burg Stahleck (known as the Jugendherberge Burge Stahleck) just to see […]

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Bed & Breakfasts vs. Hostels: Bacharach

January 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Whenever we go on vacation, we’re always looking to save a few dollars whenever we can. We will enjoy everything we want to enjoy, but on the other things we’ll try to minimize cost as much as possible. That’s why we bought International Student Identification Cards (ISIC) to get student prices at attractions and why […]

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Asien!

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

We were in the train station at Munich/M├╝nchen when I saw this poster outside a travel agency. Something about it made me laugh, can you guess what that is? My wife got a good laugh and decided to mimic me. ­čÖé

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Munich: Viktualienmarkt & Train Ride Home

August 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Munich: Viktualienmarkt & Train Ride Home

After our exploration of the Deutsches Museum we had a few minutes before our 5:40pm train so we headed back to the Marienplatz and the Viktualienmarkt. Viktualienmarkt The Viktualienmarkt is a larger market where you can purchase everything from food to trinkets. It even has a biergarten! It was neat to walk around and see […]

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Munich: Deutsches Museum

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Munich: Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum After lunch at the Hofbr├Ąuhaus we headed to the Deutsches Museum (DM) for some education! The DM is the world’s largest science and technology museum. We had a great time wandering through the different exhibits including glass blowing, astronomy and space. I wanted to go to the Verkehrszentrum, which is comprised of exhibits […]

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Munich: Marienplatz & Hofbr├Ąuhaus

August 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

On our third day in Stuttgart we traveled to Munich. With our German Rail Passes we were able to hop on board any of the ICE/EC/IC trains that would take us to Munich. ICE, or inter city express trains, run at speeds up to 174mph but its very smooth even at the higher speeds. Munich […]

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

August 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Rothenburg ob der Tauber (August 2, 2009) Rothenburg (pronounced Ro-ten-burg) ob der Tauber is a Renaissance town located about 1.5 hours from Stuttgart. Rothenburg escaped the bombing of WWII and therefore remains one of the well-preserved walled towns of Germany. It is listed as on Trip Advisor as one of the “Top 100 Destinations in […]

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F├╝ssen & Neuschwanstein

August 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on F├╝ssen & Neuschwanstein

On our first day in Stuttgart we decided to go to F├╝ssen to see Mad King Ludwig’s Castle, Neuschwanstein. Also located in F├╝ssen is Hohenschwangau, the castle where King Ludwig lived while growing up. King Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm II, aka Mad King Ludwig, lived from 1845 – 1886. King Ludwig was born in Munich at […]

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Southern Germany – Our Game Plan

August 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Whenever you pick up a travel book about Germany it always has one picture on the cover of either: Mad King Ludwig’s castle, the Hofbrau Haus in Munich or idyllic Rothenberg ob der Tauber. We couldn’t have visited Germany and missed any of these famous sights! Staying in Stuttgart We have family friends in Stuttgart […]

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Riding in a Dining Car

August 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Riding in a Dining Car

For our two and a half hour ride from Koblenz (Coblenz) to Stuttgart, we opted to avoid the crowds in the second class cars and ride in style in the dining car. Actually, we just wanted to get a bite to eat and the food options are the Koblenz train station weren’t too appealing (we […]

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