Munich for Two

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre At the end of May, we took advantage of another Bavarian bank holiday and headed to Cinque Terre, Italy for a long weekend! We flew out Thursday night and returned to Munich on Monday morning. We flew in and out of Milan and rented a car to drive to Cinque Terre. The drive […]

Spring in Munich

Springtime in Munich Now that it is officially summer, I thought it would be a good time to recap our Spring in Munich. Once Pat’s busy season was over we were able to start traveling frequently! We went to Italy (Milan, Lake Como, and Tuscany) in April and Amsterdam in May. You can read about […]

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy The last part of our ten day Italian vacation was in the Tuscany region of Italy. (Read about Milan and Lake Como here and here. Tuscany is a region in central Italy with a wide variety of landscapes. It’s capitol is Florence, which is where we arrived by train. We took a train […]

2 days in Milan

2 Days in Milan

Milan At the beginning of April, we traveled to Italy.  We started in Milan, where we met up with friends from the US, and continued on to the Lake Como area and then on to Tuscany. This trip was so special because we got to spend time with our friends, and it was Pat’s first […]

starkbierfest

Starkbierfest 2018

Starkbierfest 2018 Munich’s Strong Beer Festival (Starkbierfest) is a lesser-known German beer festival with some seriously powerful beer. We heard it referenced as “Oktoberfest’s Little Sister.” While the overall festival was the same concept as Oktoberfest, there were not nearly as many tourists at Starkbierfest. Beer halls around Munich host their own Starkbierfest celebrations, but […]

Winter in Munich

Winter in Munich While I am excited for Spring and warmer temps, we have been loving winter in Munich. It was actually much milder than we expected. And there is SO MUCH to do here during the winter! The Alps are right here, which makes for the perfect weekend getaway for skiing and sledding. On […]

neuschwanstein castle- full gudie

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle Seeing Neuschwanstein Castle has been at the top of my bucket list, and we finally got to see it last weekend!  The fairy tale look of the Neuschwanstein castle inspired Walt Disney to create the Cinderella Castle, and we definitely felt like we were in a Disney movie. It’s also surrounded by beautiful landscape, […]

1 day in Innsbruck, Austria Full Guide

1 Day in Innsbruck, Austria

1 Day in Innsbruck, Austria We only spent one day in Innsbruck because of it’s small size, but it is so close to Munich that we will definitely be back! We’ve been to Austria once before when we went to Salzburg, which you can read about here. We took a Flixbus on Saturday morning from […]