Sightseeing in Germany

If you have not  had the pleasure of vacationing in Germany I would highly recommend you add this beautiful country to your bucket list.  

Here are 5 places you must see.

Neuschwanstein Castle

The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most stunning castles in Germany.   My family and I had the pleasure of taking a horse drawn carriage to the castle. It was snowing lightly and it made the castle look even more fairytale like.

It is definitely a must see with the idyllic view and the stunning interior. This 19th century hilltop fairytale castle, prized home of King Ludwig II,  is one of the most popular and most recognized of all the palaces and castles in Europe. An estimated 1.4 million people come to visit the castle every year.  Photos are not allowed.

Linderhof Palace

You must visit the LInderhof Palace, a 19th-century Bavarian treasure. You have to see it to believe all the richness inside and out.  The castle is small but does not disappoint. The detail in each room is rich with exquisite gold leaf decorating  like you would expect any castle to have. The fireplace and the mirrors are quite extraordinary to see. But you must walk through the immaculate gardens with statues and fountains.  It is magical to see. Note: Photos are not allowed inside but you can get breathtaking views outside.

Zugspitze

At 2964 meters (8892 feet) above sea level, the Zugspitze is the highest point in Germany and a very popular getaway destination.The Zugspitze is very accessible.  We traveled to the top by train where you will enjoy the view of four different countries. You can also take a cable car to the top. Just plan to go on a day when the weather is nice so you have a clear view. As attractions go, the Zugspitze ranks a solid zehn on a scale of ten.

Europa-Park

If you are looking for some family fun then you need to visit one of Europe’s best theme parks. Germany’s Europa-Park is a perfect vacation for children of all ages. It is located  in a lush area near Germany’s Black Forest.There are more than 100 attractions that are spread out over 13 different themed areas representing Europe. This park is sure to amaze you.  There are 11 rollercoasters, the variety of food is amazing and it is a budget friendly vacation. My kids loved the FoodLoop, where our food was delivered to us by rollercoaster. That was a highlight for them.  They also have shows if you are wanting to do something more leisurely. This park is definitely worth checking out. Just give yourself a few days to make sure you can take in the full experience.

Brandenburg Gate

If you are into architectural beauty then you need to visit  the Brandenburg Gate.You will be awe struck just looking up at this monument that was a dividing line from East to West Berlin. It can be busy with lots of tourist or school trips.  The best time to go is earlier in the morning to walk through and get some good photos. This is an iconic piece of German history and you will not want to miss seeing it.

 

Satisfy Your Taste for Adventure in Morocco

This North African country is characterized by a cocktail of religions and languages, ancient culture and modern sensibilities. This fascinating country is a land complete with majestic natural beauty. With affordable flights to Morocco being available online all through the year, thousands of tourists reach its coasts from around the globe to explore the yet unexplored phases of this country. It’s no surprise that the hospitality and tourism infrastructure of the country has witnessed unparalleled growth since the last decade or so.

Spectacular mountains

The many mountain ranges of Morocco create the setting for some great treks and rambles, varying from simple to hard. Ochre-colored cliffs line Todra Gorge while the Jebel Sahro is a contorted jumble of volcanic monoliths, gouged and chiseled to form mesas, plateaux, and stark canyons. Jebel Toubkal is home to the High Atlas – North Africa’s highest peak. And in the valleys, mud-brick kasbah villages nestle in clusters between rose, orchards of peach trees, and apricots.

Hot air ballooning

Morocco is a country of both striking landscapes and captivating cities, so if your sense of adventure includes the love of heights, then you are in for a treat. Picture yourself setting off on a hot air balloon from Marrakech and tranquility glide over Morocco while experiencing the breathtaking view. The hot air ballooning adventure will also include a visit into a village and have mint tea and home-baked bread whilst mingling with a local Berber family.

Sand Sea of Merzouga

The great shifting Sand Sea of Merzouga which is part of the Sahara Desert lies in the east of the country. This is the perfect place to camp out under the stars and try your hand on camel riding. Nearby, the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs is just waiting to be explored. Further south, it’s one of the many traditional villages that make a great base to experience original Berber culture.

Marrakech Piste Oasis

Bike lovers will love the experience of riding around Palm Grove where you can dash around, admiring the pleasant ‘green region’ of Marrakech which is home to some of the most beautiful luxury homes, hotels and golf courses in the world. You will also get to tour the famous Marrakech Piste oasis, bike some impressive dunes, and visit some Berber villages before stopping off to enjoy a tea break with some of the locals.

Casablanca

This is the hottest Moroccan destination that boasts of ultra luxurious and world-class hotels and resorts characterized by the most beautiful and exquisite architecture. Check out the most elegant Royal Mansour Meridien that is located right in the heart of the city that host several international events and conferences of great importance. Beautifully located on a hilltop and overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar and the Bay of Tangier, the El Minzah Hotel is renowned the world over for its beautiful views, luxurious rooms, and exotic architecture. Last but not least it’s the Melia Al Madina Salaam Hotel in Agadir that blends the old Arabian architecture with greenish landscaping.

Morocco is a country full of scents and colors, and it is waiting for you to explore it.