Würzburg: The Beginning of Something Romantic (Gallery)

The first stop of the Bavarian Romantic Road, Würzburg is best experienced during the festive season, when the streets are decorated with sparkling ornaments and Glühwein is sold in the charming Weihnachtsmarkt; but once you’ve had a taste of its magic, you’ll always want to come back again and again… Read more: Würzburg: The Beginning of…

Anton the Polar Bear (1989-2014)

We’ll always remember you, Anton. RIP.

Würzburg: The Beginning of Something Romantic

I jinxed it, and it’s raining like cats and dogs again today. So instead of going up to the castle we’re staying home and going through some photos Leona and I took two days ago in Würzburg.

My Absence…

I can explain. And the photo here is a better explanation than any words that come to mind. In Germany we have winter (Sep-Feb) and summer (Mar-Aug) semesters, but we only have classes from mid-October to early February and from mid-April to late July, which means German students enjoy two and a half months of holidays…

Weihnachtsmarkt (7) – Nürnberg

Nürnberg (English: Nuremberg) is known for its Christmas market and the Nuremberg Bratwurst. The Christmas market here isn’t called “Weihnachtsmarkt” in German however, but “Christkindlesmarkt” which could mean “Christ Child market” in the Bavarian dialect. Being the largest market in Germany, it attracts around 2 million visitors every year. The city itself is also very interesting…

Weihnachtsmarkt (6) – Mannheim

Being the second largest city in Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim is most famous for its many shopping streets and squares. It’s only about 15 minutes from Heidelberg by train so a lot of people from Heidelberg prefer doing their shopping there rather than on the expensive Hauptstrasse in town. Personally I don’t find Mannheim very fascinating but…

Weihnachtsmarkt (5) – Esslingen am Neckar

Esslingen is a small city (though according to Wikipedia, it’s the largest city in the district of Esslingen) only 14km from Stuttgart, so we could go to both cities on the same day. However, if you’re really into Christmas markets, I recommend going there on a separate day because there is an interesting Medieval Market…

Weihnachtsmarkt (4) – Stuttgart

As the capital of Baden-Württemberg and the sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has one of the biggest, oldest and prettiest Christmas markets in Europe. Thanks to Uni-Heidelberg’s excursion program, we were able to go there (as well as the nearby Esslingen Christmas market) for only €17! Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ Size: ★★★★☆ Price: ★★★☆☆…