By the time we arrived in Nuremberg, the Christmas Markets were over. All that remained were the closed up stalls in the middle of the square, waiting to be taken down. It would have been nice to see them in all their glory but luckily for me, there were still some places around the square selling glüwein to enjoy.
“The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again.” – George Santayana
This winter, I finally got to explore Neuschwanstein Castle near the town of Füssen in Southwest Bavaria, Germany with my mom. It was our last day after two weeks of traveling before heading back to Madrid. This iconic castle was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, one of my favorite places to visit! The castle was commissioned by King Ludwig II in the late 19th century. It is a Romanesque Revival palace with more than 1.3 million people visiting each year.
While in Munich last month, my mom and I took a day trip to Augsburg, Germany. Located just Northwest of Munich and less than an hour by train makes visiting Augsburg a really easy day trip. It’s one of the oldest cities in Germany and is rich in history. A day is all you need to explore the highlights of this beautiful city.
The German Christmas markets (Christkindlmärkte in German) were at the top of my bucket list and I was happy to finally experience them this past Christmas. While I may not have visited some of the biggest or most popular markets, it was still an amazing experience nonetheless. Between all the food, the many (many) mugs of glüwein and all the Christmas shopping, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye.