Germany

Germany

I spent about a week in Germany in the middle of Summer 2017 and had a blast with my local friends showing me around. Germany might not be as photogenic as other popular European countries such as Italy or Switzerland, but there is still a lot to see and do there. You can always choose between breathtaking nature in the south, vibrant nightlife in the cities or fascinating history all across the country, most particularly in Berlin. 

July 4 : Madrid > Frankfurt 
July 5 : Frankfurt > Europa Park > Stuttgart
July 6 : Stuttgart > Munich
July 7 : Munich
July 8 : Munich > Neuschwanstein > Innsbruck
August 10 : Dubrovnik > Berlin
August 11 – 12 : Berlin
August 13 : Berlin > Amsterdam

I spent about a week in Germany in the middle of Summer 2017 and had a blast with my local friends showing me around. Germany might not be as photogenic as other popular European countries such as Italy or Switzerland, but there is still a lot to see and do there. You can always choose between breathtaking nature in the south, vibrant nightlife in the cities or fascinating history all across the country, most particularly in Berlin. 

July 4 : Madrid > Frankfurt 
July 5 : Frankfurt > Europa Park > Stuttgart
July 6 : Stuttgart > Munich
July 7 : Munich
July 8 : Munich > Neuschwanstein > Innsbruck
August 10 : Dubrovnik > Berlin
August 11 – 12 : Berlin
August 13 : Berlin > Amsterdam

Munich

I visited Munich for a couple of days in the middle of the summer and had an amazing time. The friend I was traveling with used to live there for a while, so she took me around to some great spots including a summer market located in the Olympic Park. A lot of the pictures below were taken from the Olympiaturm, a tower that offers breathtaking views of the city. I was lucky enough to get two full days of sunshine, so my friend and I also went for a dip in the Eisbach River, a popular destination for locals that I would recommend to anyone wanting to cool down on a hot summer day. 

I visited Munich for a couple of days in the middle of the summer and had an amazing time. The friend I was traveling with used to live there for a while, so she took me around to some great spots including a summer market located in the Olympic Park. A lot of the pictures below were taken from the Olympiaturm, a tower that offers breathtaking views of the city. I was lucky enough to get two full days of sunshine, so my friend and I also went for a dip in the Eisbach River, a popular destination for locals that I would recommend to anyone wanting to cool down on a hot summer day. 

Neuschwanstein 

Only an hour away from Munich stands the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration behind Disney’s iconic palace. It is a fairly popular tourist destination in the area, so expect big crowds and long lines if you want to visit the inside of the castle during high season. My friend and I had heard it wasn’t really worth it to go inside due to the absence of any furniture or decor so we skipped on that, but if you do want to go in, you must purchase your tickets online beforehand or you risk waiting all day to get in or not getting in at all. To get some cool shots, climb up to the famous Marien-Brucke viewpoint and keep going past the bridge. Cut in the woods on the left and climb up the rocks – the higher you go, the quieter it is and the better the view. If you visit in the summer, don’t forget to check out the lake at the bottom of the mountain and go for a swim after the hike!

Only an hour away from Munich stands the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration behind Disney’s iconic palace. It is a fairly popular tourist destination in the area, so expect big crowds and long lines if you want to visit the inside of the castle during high season. My friend and I had heard it wasn’t really worth it to go inside due to the absence of any furniture or decor so we skipped on that, but if you do want to go in, you must purchase your tickets online beforehand or you risk waiting all day to get in or not getting in at all. To get some cool shots, climb up to the famous Marien-Brucke viewpoint and keep going past the bridge. Cut in the woods on the left and climb up the rocks – the higher you go, the quieter it is and the better the view. If you visit in the summer, don’t forget to check out the lake at the bottom of the mountain and go for a swim after the hike!