Germany completely shocked me in ways I never expected. I flew to Germany to meet up with my husband who was stationed there for awhile, and I can honestly say I was excited but not as excited as I was about some other countries we have visited. But Germany ended up becoming one of my favorite places we have visited. Germany is beyond beautiful! Every where you go there are green trees, rivers, and blue skies with perfect cotton clouds. I never expected Germany to be so beautiful.
On this trip, we ended up renting a car (which is by far the BEST way to see the country), and driving. I started the trip out by landing in Frankfurt, then I took the train down to Landstuhl where my husband was. One a side note: Ladies, I took planes and trains in a foreign country all by myself. And I recommend you do as well. Nothing is more empowering than knowing you can get around somewhere without speaking the language and only relying on yourself. We spent a few days in Landstuhl, and had the best time go carting. We then got our car and drove to Heidelberg. Heidelberg is such a quaint little town full of charm and delicious restaurants. If your driving through Germany make sure you put it on your list of places to stop at. We then ended up driving to Stuttgart, where most Porsche cars are made. Stuttgart is a typical European city, nothing to wonderful but still prettier than most cities here in the US. We then moved on to Bavaria. Holy Guac! Bavaria is like being in a real life Cinderella movie! It will take your breath away! It is hands down one of the most beautiful places I have been to thus far. If you travel to Germany, you HAVE to make it down to Bavaria, there are castles everywhere, and you can actually go into the Black Forrest! Its true forrest heaven! Do stop at Neuschwanstein Castle, it was built by King Ludwig (who we named our cat after), and was the castle they based Cinderella's Castle after at Disneyland. Bavaria is a real life fairy tail!
After our amazing visit to Bavaria we got back into the car and made a pit stop along the Rhine river to visit a Castle that is now a winery. The views, the wine and the company were delightful. We ever got to have free rain of the castle and go into every nook and lookout. It was Awesome!
We ended our trip in Munchen or Munich as most call it. How of the famous Glockenspiel Clock, and beer gardens. All of which we happily took part in. We ended up staying at cute little hotels along the way. We didn't make any reservations we just went with the flow. We also made a visit to Dachau Concentration camp (I took pictures but won't post them). Never ever did my heart hurt so much. I do recommend going, because seeing history for yourself is nothing like reading about it. It was a life changing experience for me and it will be for you as well.