Am Sylvenstein-Stausee in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany

Am Sylvenstein-Stausee in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany

Neuschwanstein im Mondschein

Neuschwanstein im Mondschein

Alzenau in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany, is one of the…

Alzenau in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany, is one of the eastern outliers of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Region, nestled between the slopes of the Spessart region with its Hahnenkamm (436 m). With 2,600 ha of woodland and 85 ha of vineyards, it has been referred to as “die Stadt im Grünen”. It’s just a short drive on the A45 or trainride away from Aschaffenburg, Hanau or Frankfurt am Main.

Schloß Neuschwanstein in 1890

Schloß Neuschwanstein in 1890

Altes Rathaus, München

Altes Rathaus, München

Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu is a brewery in München (Munich),…

Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu is a brewery in München (Munich), Southern Germany. In the year 1397, the Welser Prew was alluded to for the first time in Munich. The ownership changed often until 1854, when the brewery moved to the location it still uses today.

Butcher shop sign in Spalt, Bavaria, Southern Germany. Spalt is…

Butcher shop sign in Spalt, Bavaria, Southern Germany. Spalt is situated 20 km from Schwabach, and it’s famous for the growing of hops. It has 2 museums: the Hops and Beer Museum, and a fire station museum. The end of August is celebrated by the annual Hopfenzupferfest, during which a girl is crowned the “Hops Queen.” Every 2 years, the Funsport Challenge Madmud is held here. Planetenweg (Planet Path): In 2000, a 1:1 billion scale model of the solar system was constructed between Spalt and the neighbouring Georgensgmünd. The model begins with a globe representing the sun behind Georgensgmünd’s town hall. A 7 km bike path leads through Rezat valley towards Spalt, where Pluto (now considered a dwarf planet) is represented at the train station. Each planet model has a display board with facts about the planet. Spalt is also known for its beer. Throughout the area, it’s nearly impossible to find any brand of beer other than “Spalter”. The town has a saying about its beer in local dialect: “In Spalt, in Spalt, dou wern di Leit gor alt; sie kenna nix dafier, dös macht ös goute Bier” (In Spalt, in Spalt, people grow very old; they can’t help it, it’s due to the good beer.) Spalt lies the middle of one of Germany’s hops cultivation zones, having grown hops since the Middle Ages in 1341.