Berlin-A Hipster’s Paradise

Berlin-A Hipster’s Paradise

Berlin-A Hipster’s Paradise Berlin, in my opinion, is one of the coolest and most hip cities in all of Europe.  There is definitely a different type of feel to this city as compared to Munich, Hamburg, etc.  There is literally so much going on here and I only scratched the surface during the four days I was there.  Attracting people from all over Europe, Berlin is a haven of culture, with artists of all types, from traditional art to the prominent graffiti scene.  Never have I ever seen a higher…

Hanging out in Hamburg

Hanging out in Hamburg

Hanging out in Hamburg After reuniting with my friend Carly in Amsterdam, I continued my planned travels back into Germany.  Next up on my somewhat clockwise path of Germany and the Netherlands was Hamburg.  Here I would have the opportunity to see Armin and Carolin, a German couple who were on the overland trip with me.  In addition to seeing all of the traditional sights in Hamburg, I was excited to spend time in the city where the Beatles first became famous. Armin and Carolin were gracious enough to let me…

Cultured Cologne, Germany

Cultured Cologne, Germany

Cultured Cologne, Germany Cologne was another city that I hadn’t heard too much about prior to going to Germany.  My knowledge of the main Germany cities consisted of Munich, Berlin, and Hamburg, but I’m glad I spent a few days in this beautiful city.  It ended up being one of my favorites, along with Munich.  Cologne is world famous for its Carnivale during the Lenten season, and if I should ever make it back there, I hope to do so during that time.  It’s a week long celebration with different…

Baden-Baden, Germany’s Hidden Gem

Baden-Baden, Germany’s Hidden Gem

Baden-Baden After a weekend stop in Freiburg, where I was able to meet up with my friends Johannes and Phil, whom I met back in India and participated in the Holi festivities with, I decided to make a quick stop in Baden Baden on my way north towards Cologne. Baden-Baden is a small town located on the outskirts of the Black Forest, and mere miles away from the Rhine River, that marks the border between Germany and France.  Baden-Baden is normally a destination for the higher-end traveler, as the small…

Munich

Munich

I haven’t been able to post in the past few weeks, as I’ve been busy soaking in the sights and sounds of Europe!  I finally had a chance to relax a bit now that I’m in sunny Croatia, so here goes my recap of Munich! Munich Munich was my first real impression of Germany.  Even though I flew into Frankfurt, I took a bus down to Munich shortly after I landed in order to make it for the last weekend of Fruhlingsfest. First impressions of Germany after travelling in India…

Munich’s Fruhlingsfest, Oktoberfest’s “Little Brother”

Munich’s Fruhlingsfest, Oktoberfest’s “Little Brother”

Munich’s Fruhlingsfest, Oktoberfest’s “Little Brother” When I decided to spend the Spring in Europe, one of the first things that I did was look up the different festivals and events that would be occurring in order to plan my trip around the ones I was most interested.  I came across Munich’s Fruhlingsfest, which means “Springfest”, and discovered that it occurs every Spring from mid-April to the first week of May and is a celebration of the arrival of warmer weather. Unlike Oktoberfest which takes place in almost every city in…