On a lazy Sunday, we drove to the town of Kulmbach. From the parking lot, we can see the Plassenburg Castle, looming above us. This blog post is a guide to visiting the castle. The castle consists of a cafe, gift shop, and four museums: Museum of the Upper Main Region, German Tin Figure Museum, Frederick the Great Army Museum, and Hohenzollern in Franconia. “20070812-1739-dsc03314” by Stefan Hundhammer is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Getting There + Parking From our house,
We go on a lot of impromptu day trips. If we're bored on a Saturday, we eat lunch and open my Google maps. Here, you may see chaos, but I see possibility. On my map, I've marked everywhere I've had the slightest urge to visit -- usually based on an Instagram post, blog, or personal recommendation. Here's a little overview of Germany: On this Saturday, we drove to Amberg. It's a small walled city in Bavaria, that has a lot of shopping, breweries and diverse places to eat. We w
The notion of "expectation vs. reality" is something I have grappled with for my entire life. In the past, any type of YOLO trip to Europe would be flush with expectation and therefore potential disappointment. I needed it to feel worth it. Since moving overseas I've found that expectation is the enemy of spontaneity -- and spontaneity makes for a much better story. After a slight AirBnB hiccup involving a hot water heater, our host dropped us off at an 'alternate location'.