Exploring & Escapades

bits & pieces of my travels

Category: Germany



Garmisch-Partenkirchen, our homebase in Bavaria. The type of place you think you know from photos, only to struggle to grasp the reality of it all when you’re actually there. 

We spent the late afternoon hiking the gorge just before sunset. It felt almost Amazonian at times, surrounded by the cliffs and engulfed by the mist, the roar of the water. The ice-blue of the water. 

The colors are all real. 



Bavaria, Cinderella-land, literally.

On our first full day in beautiful Germany, we drove from our hotel near the airport in Nuremberg, south to Neuschwanstein Castle, allegedly Walt Disney’s real-life inspiration for the design of Disneyland’s Cinderella’s Castle.

And it was a complete fairytale. Riding in a horse-drawn carriage into the mountains, the rainbow of architecture, the rainbow of foliage. A blue-green lake at the foot of a snow-covered mountain, friendly ducks circling the gingerbread houses.

The perfect place to pretend to be a princess for an afternoon.

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