• Ijeoma I.J. Popoola

Visit Germany - Castles, Bavaria

Updated: May 23, 2020

13 years ago I got to experience what I would call one of my best introductions to food, unspoiled hiking scenes, and European history - I've been in love ever since. The food is affordable, spending quality time with family, away from "screens" is possible, and appreciating history is inevitably contagious.

Here is a list of the things you absolutely must do when you visit Germany (I even threw in a couple of archived photos over the last few years) :

  1. Neuschwanstein Castle

This Disney inspired castle is breathtaking and has been beautifully preserved. Built by Ludwig II of Bavaria, it's a family-friendly castle to visit. So when you get a chance do take lots of pictures outside. Although you are required to have a permit to take pictures inside the castle there are more than enough photo ops to fill your tourist tank for a lifetime. Click on the link above for more information.

2. Schokoladenmuseum Köln

We all know of Lindt Chocolate in the US. Now you get to see the company, how this delectable chocolate is made, and know it's a rich history. Its also a nice treat tasting the richness of the cocoa. For some reason it actually tastes better and there are also tours for individuals with special needs.

Food is affordable, spending quality time with family, away from "screens"is possible and appreciating history is inevitable.

3. Kölner Dom

Every view of the cologne cathedral is worth every art lover's dream. It's probably one of the most beautiful cathedrals I (and 6 million other people) have ever seen in a year. It is also a very popular German tourist attraction. The foundation stone was laid in 1248 and it remained standing amongst a flattened city during World War II.

4. Heidelberger Weihnachtsmarkt

Heidelberg Christmas market has Germany's most romantic ice rink set beneath the amazing Heidelberg Castle. The market is filled with friendly business owners selling authentic german Christmas food; the air is filled with the smell of roasted cinnamon almonds and a slew of other yummy German Christmas treats. If you are of age to drink wine or beer (which the legal drinking age in Germany is 16), try the Glühwein.


All I can say about this place is WOW! Located in Munich, this German motor car industry is often defined by BMW. Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG was formed in 1916. However the company was renamed Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works - BMW) in 1922. The museum has one-of-a-kind children exhibits and is practically a memorable day for the entire family to enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by.

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