Bavarian Christmas Market tour v2.0 – Day 1

After gathering all the group (3 had morning flights to Stuttgart), we headed off for the Alps. We had about a 3 hour drive until we got to Schloß Linderhof so some had an opportunity to snooze a little. The drive was uneventful and a little boring due to rain and low clouds hampering our […]

Bavarian Christmas Market tour – Day 8

This is it! The last market on this week’s tour….. We returned from Rothenburg to our start, the Mövenpick Airport Hotel in Stuttgart. Have I mentioned how great this hotel is?? Well, let me take a minute to talk about the hotel. It is very convenient, literally a few meters from the Airport. It has […]

Bavarian Christmas Market tour – Day 7

Today’s Adventure is to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. We had about an hour and a half drive along the Main River in northern Bavaria to get to the town and since we were driving through Wine Country, we made a couple of stops. Our first stop was at the hilltop vineyards of Vogelsburg, outside of […]

Bavarian Christmas Market tour – Day 6

Today’s Adventure….. Bamberg! Bamberg is a wonderful town…. not huge by any stretch of the imagination (77,500) but one with no less than 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites!! Here’s one….This is the Altes Rathaus (old city hall) which sits in the middle of the river. Long story here but after the city fathers got into […]

Bavarian Christmas Market tour – Day 5

Nürnberg!! This is the big one! The biggest Market on our tour and so much more!! Churches, Castle and Wall, Art History, Architecture, History…. enough to interest anyone! And did I mention food and bier? Yup, you can find it here!! The largest city in Franconia (a part of Bavaria), Nürnberg, along with neighboring Erlangen […]

Bavarian Christmas Market tour – Day 4

Sorry for today’s late post! Today was our trip from Garmisch to Regensburg. 2:30 ride on the autobahn…. long ride, traffic slowdowns. But we made it!! So what did we do? Well, we drove on the Autobahn…. some of the ladies wanted me to drive fast (I only went 150 km/hr (93 mph)). And we […]

Bavarian Christmas Market tour – Day 3

Would saying that it was a FANTASTIC day seem a bit boastful? Well, it was!! It really was! We got up early to get to Neuschwanstein early so breakfast started at 7 and we were off for the castle at 8. We arrived at 830 and there was already a big line at the ticket […]