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Marktplatz, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, all-free-photos.com

Germany: back home again this fall (2015)

One might think it’s relatively easy to exhaust many good, beautiful, and interesting places in Germany, especially a country I’ve visited at least once every year since 2001. While there are notable and important repeats, the upcoming itinerary includes some first-time visits:

  • 10 November : arrival in Berlin (Spandau, with short turnaround time)
  • 11-13 Nov : Rothenburg ob der Tauber (via Hannover and Steinach)
  • 13-15 Nov : Regensburg (via Steinach and Würzburg)
  • 15-17 Nov : München
  • 17-19 Nov : Karlsruhe
  • 19-21 Nov : Speyer
  • 21-23 Nov : Worms
  • 23-25 Nov : Mainz
  • 25-27 Nov : Koblenz
  • 27-29 Nov : Bielefeld
  • 29 Nov – 1 Dec : Köln
  • 1-3 Dec : Magdeburg (via Hannover)
  • 3-6 Dec : Hamburg (via Hannover)
  • 6-10 Dec : Berlin
  • 10 December : departure from Berlin

Nicht nur Fernweh, sondern auch Heimweh …

I’m looking forward to these highlights:

  1. First time in Bavaria’s Middle Franconia and Upper Palatinate regions
  2. I haven’t set foot in Munich since mid-December 2012
  3. SCHUM Cities
  4. Despite a bunch of time in and around Heidelberg, first visits to cities along the Rhein
  5. Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt) begins again 20 November
  6. American Thanksgiving once again with some fine people in Bielefeld
  7. First visit to next year’s host city for GTM16
  8. I haven’t set foot in Hamburg since early-October 2011
  9. The list for Berlin remains agonizingly long
  10. Döner Dürüm, Maultaschen, Mohnschnecke, Quarktasche …

In the next post, I’ll describe how I’m saving (yet again) with an advance purchase of a 10-day German Rail Pass. What I planned and saw last autumn 2014: here with a German Rail Pass.

Berlin-Tegel Airport, TXL, Flughafen Berlin-Tegel Otto Lilienthal, 20090401 Wikimedia, by Simisa, CC3.0

Flughafen Berlin-Tegel Otto Lilienthal (TXL), by Simisa on Wikimedia

The first photo of Market Square in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is from all-free-photos.com. The second photo and panorama of Berlin-Tegel Airport is by Simisa on Wikimedia. Both photos are used with the Creative Commons license. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com at http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7j1.

11 Responses to “Germany: back home again this fall (2015)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Cornelia. I may be in “over in my head” with all the places I’ll be visiting. But life is short, and I’m seeking to maximize my time in Germany, as well as some time to visit with some friends. Was empfehlst Du in deiner Geburtsstadt zu den Besuchen und auch zum Essen? 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Ja, kann ich, aber nicht fliessend. Es ist mir immer wichtig gewesen, besser auf Deutsch zu reden und verstehen. 🙂 Obwohl ich schon vielmals München besucht habe, freu’ ich mich drauf, mehre Tips “what to see and where to eat” in der bayerischen Hauptstadt auszuprobieren. Thanks, Cornelia!

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    • CrazyChineseFamily

      Yes, its too bad as we are just too busy with our little business till shortly before Christmas. I am already happy that I will make it to Hamburg few days before New Year to meet up with an old friend

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Timo. The lights in Hamburg for the Christmas season makes the city glow; it’s very pretty. Aside from the possible cold, I’ve wondered how northern Germany celebrates the New Year! If you’ve written about that, please let me know; if not, perhaps you will this time. 🙂

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