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Munchner men on the way to a local festival wear traditional Lederhosen garb

When discussing what to do in Munich, Germany, many travel writers wax lyrical about Oktoberfest. Ah, the beer! The sing-alongs! The pretzels, bratwurst, and schnitzel! But the festival also has its...

Entrance gate at Dachau Concentration Camp features the famous Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Makes You Free) slogan

We humans are fascinated by disasters. We find it impossible to look away from a car wreck. When a disaster of enormous consequence occurs, our first impulse is to tell someone....

Neuschwanstein Castle near Munich Germany

There is no mistaking the resemblance between Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany, and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland in California. Built in 1886 by King Ludwig II, the fairy tale castle...

Oberbaumbrucke Bridge across the River Spree in Berlin, Germany

The city of Berlin is a dichotomy. It’s not particularly pretty, but I venture to say there are few cities more interesting than Berlin. It is filled with art galleries, museums,...

Magnificent Melk Abbey, along the Danube River's Wachau Valley

The English historian, Edward Gibbon, once remarked that, “According to the law of custom, and perhaps of reason, foreign travel completes the education of an English gentleman.” Gibbon might well be...

Exquisite Japanese Gardens at Melk Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery in the Wachau Valley of Lower Austria

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Japanese Garden at Melk Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery in the Wachau Valley of Lower Austria. One of the many exquisite...