Baden-Baden was not quite what I had expected. Whether it was my lack of research, or the specific photos I had seen on the internet, I was expecting to turn a corner into a little village nestled in the forest with some hot springs dotted around. Reality was very different. We came out of the tunnel and were met with a busy and bustling town … Continue reading German Diaries Day 4 – Baden-Baden and a tasty trout dinner
It was finally time to leave the comfort of the Romantic Road and venture onward to the legendary Black Forest; driving on the infamous Autobahn we had heard so much about. We had a very long day of driving ahead, so I had planned a few pit stops along the way to break it up. The first was the lovely little town of Bad Mergentheim. … Continue reading German Diaries Day 4 – Bad Mergentheim, Heilbronn and The Black Forest
The bustling city of Würzburg appeared over the horizon and we made our through to find the hotel. I am pleased to report that I managed to arrive unscatched and without any significant meltdown (which is an achievement I can tell you!). This was my first time driving into a big city on the “wrong” side of the road and I was really worrying about … Continue reading German Diaries Day 3 – Würzburg
Saturday swiftly gave way to Sunday, which could only mean one thing. It was time to hit the road again. Our first stop was to be a little town called Schillingsfürst. According to my Tripadvisor research, the town was half way between Dinkelsbühl and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which was to be the main stop of the day, so it seemed like a good place … Continue reading German Diaries Day 3 – Schillingsfürst and Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Driving through the first gatehouse in Dinkelsbühl was like entering another world. The perfect little Bavaria town. Cobbled streets, colourful timber framed buildings with medieval walls wrapped around the outside protecting it from battles long past. I knew, as soon as we crossed the threshold, that this was going to be my favourite place of the whole trip; and I wasn’t wrong! It was only … Continue reading German Diaries Day 2 – Dinkelsbühl
We woke on the second day in Augsburg ready to start with a tasty breakfast. As they say “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and luckily this hotel agrees with that sentiment. There was an endless selection of hot and cold food that would leave any man spoilt for choice; even me! After one plate of hot food, including the Bavarian Weißwurst … Continue reading German Diaries Day 2 – Harburg Castle and Nördlingen
It is finally time to share our German adventure with you all and what a week it was! 7 nights, 1100km driven, 120,000 steps and a whole load of sausages. Definitely another unforgettable holiday! The first day started like all trips, with the journey to the airport and the first hotel. This time around we had a lunchtime flight, which was nice, as it … Continue reading German Diaries Day 1 – Manchester to Munich