Hey Everyone! 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 on the places I saw while visiting Germany for work). Enjoy!
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.
Heidelberg’s “Alte Brücke” (Old Bridge):
Church of the Holy Spirit:
Church of the Jesuits:
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.
Surfers in the English Garden:
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.
Cathedral of Trier:
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!
Thanks for stopping by!