The Königssee (The King’s Lake)

Exciting Travel Destinations and Tours – The Königssee (The King’s Lake) Do you crave the sounds, scents, and sights of a natural setting? Make the time to get away from the bustle of a city for the country flavor of tiny villages in the mountains. Glide in a boat across a glassy lake, visit a historical chapel, and hike to Germany’s highest waterfall, all in one location. Nestled at the base of famous mountains towering as high as 2713 meters, or about 8,900 feet, the Königssee’s crystal clear waters reflect the majesty of snowcapped peaks even in the summertime. This… Continue reading

The Kaltenberger Ritterturnier

Exciting Travel Destinations and Tours – The Kaltenberger Ritterturnier Kaltenberg holds its own Knight’s Tournament (Ritterturnier) every year in southern Germany. The tournament is one of the most famous in the world. All the knights that compete often perform in movies as knights in battle, in a jousting tournament, or in some other part of a medieval film. The festival is conducted for 3 weekends in the summer, normally in July. For 2016, the July weekend dates are 15-17, 22-24, and 29-31. During those three weekends, a story is told in which you can join the journey. When you arrive… Continue reading

Jenner Mountain

Exciting Travel Destinations and Tours – The Jenner Mountain Are you ready to climb a mountain? To hike the trails and taste the hot chocolate near the top of the mountain? Then you should climb the Jenner, a famous mountain in the German Alps. Close to Berchtesgaden, Bavaria (southern Germany), the Jenner Mountain rises as one of the first of many German Alps. In the winter, it is covered with snow and is a great place for skiing. But in the summer, the mountain provides many hours of fun with hiking, plunging into the beautiful German countryside, and watching people… Continue reading

Linderhof Castle

Exciting Travel Destinations and Tours – Linderhof Castle Castles and palaces are a terrific place for the imagination to run wild. One of the best is Linderhof Palace, built by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria. Near the Ettal Abbey, Bavaria (which is southern Germany, bordering Austria), the gorgeous palace of Linderhof nestles into the German countryside, not far from Berchtesgaden. Though Linderhof is the smallest of the three castles or palaces that King Ludwig II built, the king actually lived to see this one completed and lived in it for a time. The grounds of the palace appear sumptuous because… Continue reading

The Bavarian Salt Mines

Introducing a New Blog Series – Exciting Travel Destinations and Tours! The Bavarian Salt Mines Did you know there are salt mines around the world? Salt is such an important mineral in our diets that we would die without it. It’s more important than having a cell phone! In Bavaria, southern Germany (bordering Austria), a salt mine lies below the town of Berchtesgaden. Take their tour. You’ll be mesmerized by a brilliant laser-light demonstration in a huge cavern at the start, followed by cool rides, crazy light displays, and sights you won’t forget. To reach the deep-mountain mines, you ride a… Continue reading