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Munich in Photos
By September 9, 2013
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New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus).

Here’s a collection of photos from our time in Munich. Read our full Munich City Guide here and learn more about Bavaria here. Alternatively, browse all our Germany articles here. Enjoy!

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Throne room in the Munich Residenz.

A Week in Bavaria Part 2: A Pair of Fairytale Castles
By September 3, 2013
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Neuschwanstein Castle.

Europe is filled with castles, but none quite invoke the fairytale romance we all imagine as children than the spellbinding castles of Bavaria. Two castles stand out among all the world’s top castles: Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle.

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Hohenschwangau Castle.

Castle #1: Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau is perched above Swan Lake, and was the childhood home of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The castle was built by his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria, and is all original, decorated with scenes from medieval legends and poetry, the walls reading like giant storybooks. Translating roughly to “castle of the village of the swan,” this beautiful castle should be visited first before you set your eyes on nearby Neuschwanstein Castle, which is even more impressive.

A Week in Bavaria Part 1: Munich
By August 27, 2013
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Inside a Bavarian beer hall.

Bavaria is my absolute favorite part of Germany. It’s iconic, friendly,  flowing with great beer, and filled with incredible fairytale castles. A week in Bavaria will give you enough time to explore the dynamic city of Munich, then head south to one of Germany’s most picturesque regions for some castle hopping.

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Munich city skyline in winter.

Munich City Guide

Munich is a beautiful city, filled with history and culture. Although Munich is quite a big city with a population close to 1.5 million, it still manages to retain a bit of a small town vibe. The city brims with festive beer halls, some of the country’s best shopping, and feels like the friendliest place in Germany. It’s got imperial palaces, crown jewels, modern art, and grand pedestrian boulevards. Munich is a true cultural powerhouse, with enough sights to easily fill a few days.

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