People of Germany: Dog walker in the Hofgarten (palace gardens)…

People of Germany: Dog walker in the Hofgarten (palace gardens) in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany

Frozen Elbe River in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Frozen Elbe River in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Herbstwald im Teufelsley, Rheinland-Pfalz

Herbstwald im Teufelsley, Rheinland-Pfalz

Ein Biergarten im Winter :) — snowy beer garden in Bavaria

Ein Biergarten im Winter 🙂 — snowy beer garden in Bavaria

Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany, is…

Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany, is an hour by car from Munich, and the ride is a beautiful stretch of Autobahn, unfortunately not the whole way. Expect it to take up to 3 hours on weekends and public holidays. Trains leave to/from Munich every hour, the ride takes 90 mins on the local and 60 on the express. It’s also a nice end to a Romantic Road day trip beginning in Rothenburg, driving down south, stopping at various recommended heritage towns, ending in Garmisch for an overnight stay, or better yet, a few days, as it is a good base to drive out and back to Füssen’s Neuschwanstein castle and to Innsbruck/Austria along spectacular mountain views.

Winter in Hürth-Hermülheim. Hürth is a town in the…

Winter in Hürth-Hermülheim. Hürth is a town in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany. It shares borders with the city of Köln (Cologne). Hermülheim as a village was first mentioned in 943. In former times, the Roman Eifel Aqueduct, which supplied Cologne with drinking water, went through Hürth. A couple of springs and streams in today’s area were used for that purpose before the Eifel aqueduct was built. Remnants of the Roman aqueducts can still be found underground.

Wintery beach on the island of Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,…

Wintery beach on the island of Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Northeastern Germany