Das Schloss Burg, located in Burg an der Wuppe…

Das Schloss Burg, located in Burg an der Wupper (Solingen), is the largest reconstructed castle in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany. It’s a popular tourist attraction. Sometime after 1133, Count Adolf III of Berg built it on a mountain overlooking the river Wupper. It’s been partially destroyed and rebuilt severel times throughout the centuries. In 1920, a large fire destroyed much of it. Subsequently, visitors had to pay entry fees, which were used to restore and rebuild once again. It now contains the Museum of the Bergische Land and a castle church popular for weddings. The castle also is home to the Memorial for Deportation and the Memorial of the German Eastern Provinces with church bells from Königsberg and Breslau. The surroundings offer hiking trails to the forests and down to the village at the foot of the mountain. There you can buy the Burger Brezel, a local specialty. A chairlift (Seilbahn) also connects the village and the castle.

Das Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th-century p…

Das Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th-century palace. It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built by his father, Maximilian II. It is located in Hohenschwangau near Füssen, which is part of the county of Ostallgäu in Bayern (Bavaria): Southern Germany, near the border with Austria.

Keep reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohenschwangau_Castle

I was reading a discussion post about people&#…

I was reading a discussion post about people's experience with rude natives when they're traveling and apparently Germans are often hostile to Americans? I've always thought they were a brutally honest but friendly enough country usually. Obv it differs with individuals but do Germans tend to dislike Americans? (I don't mean loud obnoxious tourists, those can be from any country anyway.)

There‘s a 98% chance that no one in Germany will care that you‘re American. We get MILLIONS of tourists every year and many of them come from the USA. If an American felt that a German was actually „hostile“ to them, the American probably misbehaved or said something stupid.

Die Wartburg in Eisenach, Thüringen, Eastern G…

Die Wartburg in Eisenach, Thüringen, Eastern Germany, is a castle originally built in the Middle Ages. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, overlooking the town. It was the home of St. Elisabeth of Hungary, the place where Martin Luther translated the New Testament of the Bible into German, the site of the Wartburg festival of 1817, and the supposed setting for the possibly legendary Sängerkrieg. It was an important inspiration for Ludwig II of Bavaria when he decided to build his Neuschwanstein Castle. The Wartburg is the most-visited tourist attraction in Thuringia after Weimar. Although the castle today still contains substantial original structures from the 12th through 15th centuries, much of the interior dates back only to the 19th century. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wartburg

Sunset in the dunes on the island of Sylt, Sch…

Sunset in the dunes on the island of Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany. Sylt is really beautiful, you should all visit it. 🙂
North Sea tag:
http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/tagged/nordsee