Germany (Part 2)

Hey Everyone! I hope you are having a great Tuesday! This is part 2 of my Germany posts which highlights my trips to Heidelberg, Munich, Trier and Dresden (click here to see my first post). Enjoy!

Heidelberg:

Last fall when I was working in Wiesbaden I decided to take a day trip to Heidelberg. It was a close drive (about an hour) and seemed like it would be a manageable trip to do by myself. I had no itinerary when I went (just hopped in the car and drove), but ended up having such a fun day exploring. Heidelberg which is located in the south-west side of Germany has a lot of historic churches and an adorable old town area where there was live music around every corner.

It’s a small enough town that I felt comfortable walking around by myself without worrying about getting lost. Since I only went for a day trip I didn’t look at hotels there, but I would recommend staying somewhere in the old town area.

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Saint Bonifatius Kirche:

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Heidelberg’s “Alte Brücke” (Old Bridge):

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Church of the Holy Spirit:

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Heidelberg Castle:

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Church of the Jesuits:

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St. Anna-Kirche:

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Munich:

Munich, which is knows for its annual Oktoberfest celebration, is a great travel destination. See my Oktoberfest post for information on where I stayed.

Very close to Munich is the Dachau Concentration Camp. Out of respect I am not going to post any pictures, but I highly recommend taking a day trip there if you have time. It was a humbling experience.

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Odeonsplatz:

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Marienplatz Square:

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Hofgarten:

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Hofbrauhaus Restaurant:

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Surfers in the English Garden:

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Trier:

Trier is a 40 minute train ride from Luxembourg where I did a study abroad program. Because it was so close, I took a day trip here to explore the city.  Trier is an adorable city to walk around and like most German cities has a great Christmas Market in December.

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Porta Nigra:

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Cathedral of Trier:

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Dresden:

Dresden is located on a valley in the Elbe River, near the border with the Czech Republic.  It is home to one of the most famous Christmas Markets in all of Germany. While I was there I went to a restaurant called Max with a group of friends for “Thanksgiving” dinner.  Although we didn’t get a traditional thanksgiving meal, our food was delicious and they had a Lillet drink that I still talk about to this day! So good – I highly recommend looking this place up if you go!

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Striezelmarkt:

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Dresden Cathedral:

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Xoxo,

Kirsten

1 Comment

  1. Robert
    September 20, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Would love to booked a flight right now.
    Another great blog

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