Allein in the Allianz Arena

There is something wonderful about visiting a place that holds so much intense energy and excitement, whether you are a sports fan or not. We low-key took a self-guided tour inside the Allianz Arena, home of the famous FC Bayern München football team, and strangely there was not a single other person inside the stadium.…

Asamkirche of Munich

The Asamkirche is Munich’s most unique church. Known formally as the church of St. Johann Nepomuk, this tiny late Baroque gem was built by the brothers Cosmas and Egid Asam over the period of thirteen years. For this entry I chose Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” for obvious reasons. Before the brothers began building in…

Scharf München

Back in my most beloved city, München (Munich), the first thing I wanted was to visit the Viktualienmarkt. It is my tradition to buy strawberries here, as just a simple and sweet thing I look forward to. Viktualienmarkt is an open air market spanning several city blocks. Most cities have a farmers market but this tops anything…

The Mad King & Schloß Neuschwanstein

Both Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles sit high in the mountains over the village of Hohenschwangau in Southern Bavaria near the Austrian border. Neuschwanstein is also known by the rest of the world as the Disney Sleeping Beauty castle. Look familiar?   Designed by and built for “Mad” King Ludwig II in the 1880s, the castle was…

Köln, Kölsch, und Können

First thing first in Köln (Cologne), you must visit the Kölner Dom Cathedral. Take the Bahn to the Hauptbahnhof and when you exit the station, it will not knock the breath right out of you. The Dom is a fine example of Gothic Architecture, and functions as the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese and…

Alles Gut in Bad Kötzting

My friend took me along for a road trip to Bad Kötzting, a city in Cham of Upper Bavaria near the border of the Czech Republic. It was dark already as we left München, but there was enough light from the moon, stars, and snow on the mountains to illuminate the landscape on the way.…

This is Blitzkrieg.

Rapid fire photo essay with shots that were left out of my previous Berlin story, in no particular order.               Judisches Gemendehaus (Jewish Community Centre) on Fasanenstrasse