The Advent Market at Legenfeld Castle in Burglegenfeld

Advent Market at the Legenfeld Castle

For  two days only, the castle (Burg) in the town of Burglegenfeld holds an advent and art market. If you live nearby, you’ve probably seen the castle, which sits high on the hill in the middle of town. What you might not know (I definitely didn’t) is that the Castle … Continue reading

Christmas Markets in Heidelberg, Germany


It’s been more than a year since I’ve visited the Christmas markets in Heidelberg, Germany, and despite the fact that I was almost seven months pregnant and despite the fact the weather was outright nasty, Heidelberg still ranks as one of my favorite Christmas market destinations. The city of Heidelberg has … Continue reading

Wolfstein Castle Ruins

Wolfstein Castle Ruins in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz

  Not too far from Hohenfels in the town of Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz (upper Palentinate) is a haunting old castle ruins called Burgruine Wolfstein. According to my internet research (which we’ll take for what it’s worth), the castle was the seat of one of the most important noble families … Continue reading

Surviving Neuschwanstein (a.k.a. The “Disney Castle”)

Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle in the Rain

For weeks before our friends Miss A. and the Herr Dr. M. arrived in Germany, I’d imagined our visit to Neuschwanstein, the romantic 19th Century castle in the Alps that I’d seen pictures of in books and online. When the day finally came for our visit to the famous castle though, it … Continue reading

Exploring Kallmünz Castle Ruins

Kallmünz Castle Ruins

Kallmünz, Germanyis charming medieval town of about 3,000 people with cobblestone alleyways, gently leaning old buildings, a medieval stone bridge, and the ruins of a castle, which a friend recently took me to see for the first time. What I’ve read online about the ruins is that the earliest castle … Continue reading

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