Finally – Regensburg, Germany
Tour historic Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany, on the Danube and Regen rivers. Great shots of the cathedral, Stone Bridge, and Prinzess Cafe; not to be missed!
Johannisfeuer Midsummer Celebration, Bischberg, Germany
Johannisfeuer, the Bavarian celebration of the summer solstice in Bischberg, Germany. I’ve included a video of the lighting of the fire by the local fire department and some pix of the food, beer and band. Happy summer!
Samba Festival, Coburg, Germany
Coburg, Germany, is the site of the annual Samba Festival, one of the biggest in the world outside of Brazil. Drum corps, Capoeira martial artists, and dancers from all over the world participate. Check out the colorful costumes and dedicated musicians!
Daytrip to Erlangen, Germany, Part 2
Part 2 of my daytrip to Erlangen, Germany, from Bamberg, featuring the wonderful Orangerie and university’s Botanical Garden.
Erlangen, in Bavaria, Germany
Part one of my daytrip to Erlangen in Bavaria, Germany, from Bamberg. Historic Heugonot church (locked) and a wonderful Vietnamese lunch in traditional German setting.
Sunday Brunch at the Rococo Schloss Seehof, Bamberg, Germany
A wonderful brunch at Schloss Seehof in Memmelsdorf, near Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany. Once home to the prince-bishops of the area, the castle is being restored, along with its labyrinth, fountain and lake.
From Picasso to Beuys at Villa Dessauer, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Wonderful art exhibit with Picasso, Dali, Warhol, Hundertwasser, Chagall and more at the opulent Villa Dessauer in Bamberg, Germany.
Crana Historica Fest in Kronach, Bavaria, Germany
The annual Crana Historica in Kronach, Bavaria, Germany: re-enactments of Medieval battles and life in general at the Rosenburg Fortress.
Bergkirchweihfest, Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
Huge beer fest in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany! Huge pretzels, huge crowds, huge Ferris wheel, and, of course, huge beers!
German “Labor Day” — May 1st
May Day, or Europe’s Labor Day, is on 1 May every year. In Bamberg, samba bands and entertainment accompanies local beer and good food along with the spring sunshine.