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.
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.
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.
Medieval Rosenburg Fortress in Kronach, Germany, Bavaria
Visit a medieval castle, Rosenburg, in Kronach, Germany in Bavaria on a sunny, frosty morn.
Bayreuth: Opera House and Wagner House, Germany
Daytrip to Bayreuth, Germany, in Bavaria. Photos of Wagner’s House, Neues Museum and the Opera House.
Heckenwirtschaft in Germany: Pop-Up Winegrower Restaurant
One of my trips to a Franconian (Bavaria, Germany) Heckenwirtschaft, a sort of pop-up restaurant at a winegrower’s. Open only in spring and fall, the local wine is featured and accompanied by local meat, cheese and bread specialties. Prost!
Daytrip to Kulmbach, Bavaria, Germany
Exploration of Kulmbach, a beautiful village in Bavaria, near Nuremberg and Bamberg in Germany. Old city walls, towers and doors, plus a little info about their famous beer.