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What is an Asam Church?

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[no_toc] When I stepped in to the Klosterkirche (Monastery Chapel) in Weltenburg, it took my breath away. The chapel contains a masterclass in Baroque Architecture. Every surface decorated with carvings and paintings…gilding and statuary… all from the minds of the Asam Brothers.  Now, while planning my trip to Germany in 2019, I stumbled across a […]

A Visit to the Nuremberg Toy Museum- Spielzeugmuseum Nuremberg

A Visit to the Silent Night Chapel Oberndorf Austria

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We’ve all sung it hundreds of times, in German, Stille Nacht or in English, Silent Night.  It’s THE Christmas song in most German households… the last song before the end of the Christmas Eve church Service, the last song before the Bescherung. Silent Night is a song we all know the words to in German […]

A Visit to the Nuremberg Toy Museum- Spielzeugmuseum Nuremberg

Your Local Friend Live Virtual Tours of Christmas in Munich!

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So… Your Trip to Germany was cancelled this year. Don’t be too sad! You can still take the whole family and a bunch of your friends on a LIVE (Virtual) Tour of Munich with Your Local Friend! Visit the Christmas Markets, learn a little history, hear some great stories… all without having to pay Airfare!  […]

A Visit to the Nuremberg Toy Museum- Spielzeugmuseum Nuremberg

The Passion Play of Oberammergau- History and how YOU can see it!

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The Passion Play of Oberammergau holds a special place in German history. Part Pilgrimage part spectacle, every 10 years this amazing event brings over 450,000 visitors to the small mountain town of Oberammergau in Bavaria. Over four months, the locals (and yes, it’s only locals, not professional actors) stage 103 Performances that last over 5 […]

A Visit to the Nuremberg Toy Museum- Spielzeugmuseum Nuremberg

Brown Signs on the Autobahn- Tourist Attractions in Germany

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I’m the kind of person who loves roadside attractions. If there is a sign saying “Biggest Ball of Yarn” or “Caves of Wonder”, I’m telling the driver to PULL OVER! So you can imagine my delight (and my family’s frustration) when I discovered the Brown Signs on the Autobahn pointing out German Tourist attractions! Everywhere […]

A Visit to the Nuremberg Toy Museum- Spielzeugmuseum Nuremberg

What is a Stammtisch? In Germany, it’s a Table for Regulars

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You walk into a German Gasthaus, Wirtschaft, Restaurant or Biergarten… and you see it! The perfect table! Close to the Bar, the right distance from the bandstand, and the perfect conversation spot… you make a beeline, delighted to rest your legs after a long day of touring. (Remember, in Germany, you generally seat yourself). Then […]

A Visit to the Nuremberg Toy Museum- Spielzeugmuseum Nuremberg

Lunch at the Wurstkuche Regensburg- The Oldest Restaurant in Germany

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Next to the Steinernen Brucke (Stone Bridge) in Regensburg you will find a small green building surrounded by crowds.  The Wurstkuche Regensburg has been serving up sausages to dockworkers and now tourists for hundreds of years in the same location. So, of course, while visiting Regensburg for the Christmas Markets, I could not pass up […]

What is a Volksmarsch? Walking for Fun, Friendship and Fitness