While I was away for two weeks, I stayed at my brother's house in southwest Germany. It's the cutest house with the wonkiest showers (you really need to get the shower thing down Germany - luxurious showers are not your thing). During the two weeks I was there we traveled to Munich, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Prague, Bruges, Colmar and Lorraine (France) and a few other places I'm forgetting.
I'm going to start my posts with some snippets from Germany as that's where I spent the most time. I spent the first few days hanging out around my brother's town eating and drinking (and visiting the random castles that just pop up here and there). My favorite restaurant was actually on one of the grounds of the castle. Went there twice in fact!
Hofbrauhaus in Germany. Let me set the picture for you. Leiderhosen. Dirndls. Beer in large, heavy glass steins. Music from a Bavarian Oompah Band, amazing food, antlers everywhere.
The next day we headed to the village of Hohenschwangau to see the most photographed castle in Europe. It's the Neuschwanstein Castle and it's all sorts of fabulous. Having been to Europe many times, I've seen some amazing castles and palaces (I'm looking at you, Versailles), but this one is straight out of a fairy tale, inside and out.
Driving back from the castle we were gifted with a magnificent view of the German Alps. I mean, stunning. And that's precisely when my good camera decided it was done for the day (reminder: pack back up battery in future). The iphone pics just did not do it justice, but trust me, it was breathtaking.
And another view from the castle with the Alps peeking out above.
What else can I say about Germany?
And this is bascially what you got to see when driving on the Autobahn with my brother...