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Freistaat Bayern, The Free State of Bavaria

Bavaria 2018: 100 years of statehood

Featured image: The blue and white diamonds (fusils) are a familiar Bavarian symbol, adopted in the late 13th-century by the Wittelsbach family who ruled Bavaria from 1180 to 1918.

As a product of the coastal and mountainous Canadian Southwest, I always feel the pull exerted by the Bavarian Alps regardless of where I am in Germany; it’s been this way over the past 18 years. But there’s more to Bavaria than fairytale castles, Oktoberfest, and BMW, although they’re spot on for the Wurst (sausage). And frankly, there’s a ton more to Germany than Bavaria, but that’s one of many reasons for this entire blogsite after all.

Located in southeast Germany, Bavaria includes more than a half-dozen World Heritage Sites, the pre-Easter Fasching/Fastnacht festival, the sight of Audis on the Autobahn, over one thousand years of wine-making in Franconia, and violin-making since the late 17th-century, among many things to explore, eat, and experience.

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Summer stroll in Bamberg

It’s easy to be warmed by this colourful photo of Bamberg, Germany, standing beneath the summer sun and over the gently gurgling waters of the Regnitz river. Bamberg is one of my recommended UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany.

Altes Rathaus, Bamberg, Germany

Altes Rathaus and Obere Brücke, from the Geyerswörthsteg on the Regnitz river

I made the photo above on 24 June 2010. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

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