Nuremberg daytripping from Munich

Another popular day trip from Munich is to Nuremberg. Infamous for the dark history that the Nazis brought to an otherwise pretty (and unhappy to be selected apparently) city that was subsequently almost levelled in the World Wars that followed, we were curious to explore the history of this Bavarian city. I must confess Nuremburg wasn’t our jam (unlike our trip to Wendelstein Mountain and the clear alpine waters around Neuschwenstein Castle with a touch of… View Post

Where to stay in Munich: Grand Westin Munich Hotel Review

When we visited Munich, we very much scheduled where to stay around what we were doing. Our first hotel (we wouldn’t usually move hotels, preferring to spend the time in a cafe or pub) was selected specifically for how close it was to the main train station (It was a nice enough hotel despite the Faulty Towers-esque lift that only stopped mid-storey so luggage was lugged up or down half a flight of stairs). Being… View Post

Neuschwenstein Castle day trip from Munich & an alpine swim

There are a few experiences money just can’t buy – watching the sun set behind Mt Fuji on a day when her peak is clear from cloud, finally being able to see priceless works of art in the flesh such as the Sistine Chapel to truly appreciate the skill, picnicking in Southern French garden sunshine with the resident cat miaowing at you or actually visiting all of the Monopoly Board London Streets in a day.… View Post

10 things you have to do on a Munich summer break

The Bavarian state in Germany has been on our wanderlust list for an age – and Munich was right at the top as a base for a city break. Bordering Liechtenstein, Austria and the Czech Republic, and complete with Alpine mountains, infamous beer halls, fairytale castles, an outrageously fun national costume and an accent other Germans find difficult to understand, we knew that a trip needed to be booked in to this quirky city. Reassured… View Post

Krakow Things To Do | A European City Break

My only disappointment with our city break to Krakow is that we hadn’t visited sooner. The medieval city had been calling our names for a fair amount of time, so one grey January day I seized the wanderlust zeitgeist and booked in a load of city breaks – including Krakow. Finally! As a result, this is my (entirely subjective) Krakow what to do list. We visited in May as the weather should be fairly settled,… View Post