Dog Sledding Closer to Home – in Bavaria, Germany

While dog sledding may commonly be associated with Arctic regions, like Siberia or Alaska, there are actually opportunities to engage in this distinctive activity within more temperate locations as well! If you are looking for a unique way to intimately immerse with the elements and natural world, consider enrolling in a dog sled workshop or multi-day adventure offered through adventure …

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November in Bern – A Feast for all the Senses

The city of Bern (Berne), Switzerland’s capital city, is so full of culture, scenery, history and charm, any time of year. But if you happen to be heading there near the end of November, you’re in for a real treat! Onion Market Festival The Onion Market (Zibelemärit) is an annual folk event that takes place the fourth Monday in November. …

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Autumn along the German Wine Route

The German Wine Route (Deutsche Weinstrasse) boasts amazing scenery, ample walking and cycling opportunities, delicious cuisine and of course fine wines! The 85-km scenic drive runs in the middle of the Palatinate Forest’s foothills and the Upper Rhine Valley, through inviting towns and vast countryside, featuring a bounty of vineyards, as well as fig, chestnut, lemon, almond and kiwi orchards. …

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Autumn in South Tyrol: A Time to Walk, Taste and Experience

South Tyrol is a heralded walkers’ destination any time of year. But it’s an extra special experience during the autumn when the air is refreshingly crisp and the foliage takes on an attractive golden hue. It’s the time of Törggelen, a centuries-old festival that celebrates the region’s bountiful harvests and warm hospitality. It takes place from late September or early …

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Can You Guess? Which European city is one of the best Christmas destinations in the world?

In 2010, CNN GO ranked this city among the world’s top 10 Christmas destinations and NEWSMAX classed it among the top five places to spend yuletide. Last year, Sympatico.ca Travel included the city among its top five places for a traditional Christmas experience and over the years, Travel + Leisure magazine has, at least three times, recommended visiting this city …

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A Stroll (or Trek) through the Allgäu Alps

The Tourist Boards of Munich – Upper Bavaria and Allgäu describe the Allgäu Alps as “a place where all is still right with the world”. Perhaps it is fitting then that we end our series of Bavarian blogs with this idyllic and mesmerizing mountain range. Those who enjoy exploring an area on foot will especially like this region hugged by …

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Fall in Love on Foot… or renew your love for hiking in Bavaria

Bavaria is a region where individuals either fall in love or renew their love for walking and hiking. “Hiking is Bavaria’s favorite pastime,” states Frommer’s. “Locals believe firmly in the emotional and spiritual benefits of walking and mountain climbing and tend to hit the trails the moment the snows melt”. Some of Europe’s best trekking opportunities are found in the …

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Fire, Folk & Fare – Bavarian Alps Upcoming Events

There are numerous festivals and activities that take place all year round throughout Bavaria. And if you’ve read our previous blog posts on the region’s history, culture and attractions, you will have an even deeper understanding of the significance or lure of these top events. Here’s a sneak peak of just some of the happenings taking place in the Bavarian …

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Bavaria on Wheels (… go Cycling in Bavaria)

So far we’ve uncovered many of the gems that make the Bavarian Alps a uniquely pleasing destination. From its magical castles to its cultural celebrations, perhaps you’re overwhelmed by the number of things to see and do. Maybe you’re worried about missing something truly special. You need not be troubled as there are several driving and cycling routes throughout the …

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A Spiritual Side to the Bavarian Alps

Last time we visited the lavish halls and homes tied to King Ludwig II and his royal family. Today we will explore another type of dwelling commonly found in the Bavarian Alps. Although belonging to another sector of the region’s historical population, the noteworthy structures are no less sophisticated. “A surprising feature of the Bavarian Alps is the large number …

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Castles in Bavaria – Bavaria’s Royal Splendour!!

Füssen, the Allgäu’s romantic soul We have indulged – at least in our fantasies – in tasty ‘Weisswursts’, scrumptious cheese, rustic dumplings and divine desserts. Now it’s time to leave the dinner table or beer garden stall and start exploring some of the Bavarian Alps’ spectacular mise-en-scènes. Today we will discover the Anziehungskraft of some of Germany’s most noteworthy castles …

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