• Tips for Visiting Rothenburg ob der Tauber view of Plönlein
    Germany,  Travel

    Rothenburg – A German Fairytale Town

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber is considered one of Germany’s most quintessential German towns. Famous for its timber-framed houses, it remains one of only three fully walled-in cities in Germany. Part of the Romantic Road in the Franconian region of Bavaria,…

  • Reichsburg Cochem sits atop Cochem's main riverfront street
    Germany,  Travel

    Tips for Visiting Cochem

    A Brief History The ancient, picturesque town of Cochem sits on the banks of the Mosel River. Cochem and the surrounding Mosel River Valley are famous for some of the steepest vineyards in the world and the Reisling produced there.…

  • Burg Hohenzollern sits atop Berg Hohenzollern in the Swabian Alps
    Castles,  Germany,  Travel

    Burg Hohenzollern – Plan Your Visit

    Upon Berg Hohenzollern, an isolated outcropping of the Swabian Alps, sits the fairytale fortress, Burg Hohenzollern. The ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern is located 31 miles south of Stuttgart in the state of Baden-Württemberg. There have actually…

  • Lichtenstein Castle sits atop a rocky hilltop carved into mountain rock
    Castles,  Germany,  Travel

    Schloss Lichtenstein – Plan Your Visit

    Schloss Lichtenstein ("shining stone") was built right into the side of a cliff at the northwestern edge of the Swabian Alps. The castle marks an architectural shift from classic to Gothic Revival. Located in the state of Baden–Württemberg in southern…

  • Schloss Mespelbrunn grounds with reflection of castle in pond
    Castles,  Germany,  Travel

    Schloss Mespelbrunn – Plan Your Visit

    Tucked away in the scenic Spessart forest stands Schloss Mespelbrunn. This late-medieval, early-Renaissance castle is one of the most famous Wasserschlosser (or moated castles) in Germany. At the edge of Bavaria, the castle is found between Frankfurt and Würzburg...