Once our stay in Munich was over (along with our day trips to Salzburg and Neuschwanstein Castle), my parents and I were ready to embark on the Danube river cruise that they’d reserved months prior, which would take us through five or six different countries along the long river for the next week or so. With that said, we needed to meet at the embarking destination, which was located in Passau, a city located in Bavaria, Germany near the border with Austria and the Czech Republic.
After our day in Salzburg, my parents and I took another day trip from Munich, this time participating in a tour that would go to some of the famous castles and palaces in the state of Bavaria in Germany. Frankly, I hadn’t had much knowledge of the places we would be visiting, but all the same, I was interested in seeing what they were all about.
After a pleasant (but wild) stay in Amsterdam during last year’s April vacances, I headed out to my next destination on my itinerary: Munich. I would be meeting up with my parents there, as they were planning to visit me while also visiting Europe: we would be traveling together for the rest of the time, spending about three nights in Munich and taking day trips out to neighboring places before boarding a cruise ship for a tour along the Danube River. Lots of things to do in such a short amount of time, but it would be a rewarding one.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany (April 2016).
View of Passau, Germany (April 2016).
(fyi, that word^ was one of the two things I said while visiting Germany, the other being danke schön. Thankfully, it got me around places, and thankfully, the Germans speak English, anyway, so no room for miscommunication! Saved that for Spain, but that’s another story…).
Finally getting around to my travels from this past vacances de Noël! As you probably know, I spent my holidays in two different countries– Germany and Spain– so I will be starting with the former since it was the first destination that I visited. With that said, let’s get to it!
Christmas market in Cologne (Dec 2016).
Inside the Antiquarium in the Residenz Museum (April 2016).