From Bavaria With Love
I went to Germany for the first in the end of May, visiting the college town of Heidelberg, the super charming, fairy-tale town of Rothenberg ob der Tauber, a quick afternoon on the Romantic Road down to Schwangau, and then ending in Munich. I wasn't sure what to expect from Germany, and a few very minor language barrier issues and my awful pronunciation of käse aside, Germany proved to be pretty incredible although not without a few frustrations with some rental car woes (always check if there's a deposit hold when using a debit card and always take photo and video of where you parked when you return the car). But that aside, me and my best friend saw and experienced some awesome things.
I fell in love with Heidelberg, knew I was going to go gaga for Rothenberg, and I wish we'd spent more time in Alpine Germany and less in Munich. Don't get wrong, Munich isn't terrible or anything but while there's some architectural differences it wasn't too different from visiting places like San Francisco in terms of what to do and I think we both felt we loved the more rural, countryside towns more and wanted to spend more time there as opposed to the most days being in Munich. But that's how I felt in Italy too, funny enough; wishing we'd spent more like in Amalfi and Tuscany and less in Rome.
Here's a photo diary of the trip, my postcards from Deutschland.
Rothenberg ob der Tauber