10 Instagram highlights of our Viking River Cruises journey on the Danube during the Christmas season.
Three Berlin photos to whet your appetite for more Day One: Theater des Westens A bit jet-lagged after our long flight from San Francisco to Berlin and following a party with fellow travel bloggers, we walked a few blocks from our hotel in the Kurfürstendamm area to dinner. We stopped…
Mad King Ludwig. The Fairy Tale King. Our Cherished King. These were names by which King Ludwig II of Bavaria was known during his short life.
On a walk in Munich to the Isar River and Friedensengel monument at Maximilian Park (Maximiliansanlagen), I had just crossed the Luitpold Bridge, and was looking for a way to safely cross busy Prinzregentenstrasse. Then I noticed the pedestrian tunnel under the street. What I found was more than an underground walkway. It was a showcase of street art.
I’m addicted to European Christmas markets! In Germany and Austria, they’re called Weihnachtsmarkts and Christkindlmarkts depending on where you are. Each market has distinct aspects and settings that highlight its individuality, but there are many similarities — festive lights, hand-made arts and crafts, food, drink, and entertainment. I love sipping Glühwein and eating bratwurst sandwiches while browsing the arts and crafts stalls and talking to the artisans amid old European settings.
On the recommendation of a friend, we added the charming town of Prien am Chiemsee to our pre-Christmas German/Austrian trip itinerary.