Europe’s Largest Spring Festival

Europe’s largest spring festival invites you to celebrate When the days slowly get longer and the temperatures get warmer, the festival season starts in the state capital of Baden-Württemberg.  We welcome you to the 80th Stuttgart Spring Festival from April 21 to May 13, 2018. The Stuttgart Spring Festival was founded as a kick-off event for…Read more »

Hohenzollern Castle | Crown of Swabian Castles

  The Swabian Alb castle of Hohenzollern is the ancestral seat of a German family dynasty.  This castle made of Jurassic limestone and yellow sandstone is located about 30 minutes south of Stuttgart in the Swabian countryside and is open year round.   The first Hohenzollern fortress was built in the 11th century but today’s castle is the third…Read more »

Party Til the Cows Come Home | Viehscheid | Bavaria, Germany

Originally posted on Lisa Bond Photography:
Viehscheid, the annual gathering of individual well-fed animals being driven down from the summer resort in the mountains into the valley. In the respective localities, the animals are gathered together on the so-called Scheidplatz; the shepherd “part” – that is separating the cattle out of the crowd and where every farmer gets…

Destination Oktoberfest | Munich, Germany

PLAN AHEAD: Oktoberfest 2018 22 September to 7 October 2017:  16 September – 3 October Oktoberfest.  The one word that easily conjures up visions of dirndl and lederhosen-wearing visitors raising up massive steins of frothy beverages and singing to the top of their lungs. This is Oktoberfest, More than six million visitors attend THE world’s largest…Read more »