…münchen, germany

München (Munich), is the capital of Bavaria, Germany and the third largest city in the country.  It is situated on the Isar River, north of the Bavarian Alps.  It is a bustling city of modernity and diversity, at the same time preserving antiquity and history.

München hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics.

The beautiful Marienplatz, located in the center of town, is a large open square where they have the open farmer’s market, where you can find anything from fresh produce to chotskies…München is one of my most favorite cities in Germany.

München is also the beer capital of the world, hosting the annual Oktoberfest.  With that said, Hofbräuhaus, the famous beer house, need no introduction.  It is a “must see” place in Germany.

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” –Miriam Beard

Thank you for visiting!

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…innsbruck, austria

Innsbruck, Austria is situated between the beautiful mountainous range in the Alps, it is also home to the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics.  The medieval city of Innsbruck is absolutely stunning with its historic buildings, architecture dating back to the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Innsbruck is the capital of the Tyrol region and is one the most traveled places in Austria.  Innsbruck offers a wide array of winter-summer sports activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, and more.

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” Hillaire Belloc

Thank you for visiting!

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…bolzano, italy

Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral is Bolzano’s famous and magnificent landmark.  The cathedral’s architecture is symbolic of the northern-Gothic and southern-Romanesque influences in Bolzano.  The gargoyles that surround the cathedral is reminiscent of Notre Dame in Paris, clearly an indicative of the Gothic influence from the north.

Walther Square was built in 1808 and roughly eighty years later a statue of Walther von der Vogelweide was erected in 1889.

Due to its geographic locality, bordering Germany in the north, Bolzano’s main languages spoken are Italian and German.

″A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”  –Moslih Eddin Saadi

Thank you for visiting!

::DB