Germany

A Photo Journal of Oberammergau, Ettal, and Munich

Fun Fact: In Bavaria, beer is considered food. If you’ve seen some of my previous posts, you’ll know we’ve been spending some time in Germany. The hubby had a 3-week work assignment in Garmisch, and then a 1-week assignment in Oberammergau–and I got to tag along! He was working most of the time, but we still got …

Castles galore! Neuschwanstein Castle and more.

Did you know the Cinderella castle in Disney World was inspired by the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria? My family always wanted to go to Disney World, and for 20 years my parent’s dreamed of taking us one day. Two years ago, all six of us (mom, dad, me, three younger brothers), plus three additions (my …

I Hiked The Wank

Despite what would be a funny name in English, The Wank is actually an old name for “slope”, and it’s pronounced “Vonk”. The Wank is a peak in Garmisch-Partenkirchen close to the Austrian border that has a 365 degree view of the area at the top. There are two ways to get to the top: the …

Werdenfels Castle Ruins

So for the next few weeks I’ll be bouncing back and forth between Ljubljana and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We’re in Garmisch on business. Well…the hubby is…I’m the lucky one getting to spend my time running on trails, hiking, and discovering German food. He’s working during the week but has Saturdays off, so I’m trying to find some of the less cool/lesser …