Munich’s Tollwood Festivals – Summer and Winter Celebrations of Culture, Art and Environment

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Munich's Tollwood festivals, whether summer or winter, are a great place to celebrate multi-cultural food, art and music. The summer fest is held near the Olympics grounds; the winter fest is right on the Oktoberfest spot. Entry is free for most of the fest attractions.

Mahrs Bräu Brewery and Biergarten in Bamberg, Germany

Information and photos about Mahrs Brau brewery and beer garden in Bamberg, Germany PLUS Karren Doll Tolliver's newest book, A Travel for Taste - Germany EXTRA.

Tarragon Salad with Blue Cheese à la Goldmarie, Munich

A salad based on one I had at Goldmarie restaurant in Munich. The recipe seems French, however, because of the French lettuce and French cheese. It's a perfect accompaniment to rich mains like steak and lobster. Recipe is included.

Architecture of Munich Reinsurance Company’s HQ

The headquarters of the Munich Reinsurance Company in Germany resides in this imposing piece of architecture built just for their own purposes. Designed by architects Oswald Eduard Bieber and Wilhelm Hollweck; built in 1912/13, it's located across the street from the Munich Riding School on the edge of the English Garden.

111 out of 111!

The last site of Munich in our favorite guidebook: 111 Things in Munich You Shouldn't Miss. It's the Marienklause, a forest-dark chapel on the banks of the Isar built after a dangerous flood by the grateful watchman who survived it. Includes photos of the Isar on a summer's day plus the footbridge and raft route over the river.

Medieval Castle Grünwald South of Munich

Medieval Castle Grünwald, just south of Munich, resides on the Isar near the Filmstadt of Bavaria. With artifacts from the Middle Ages and modern art like the sculptures of Schwanthaler, visitors can get a taste of the past while enjoying an upscale neighborhood.

Dinzler Coffee Roasters and Autobahn Reststop

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A surprisingly delicious breakfast/brunch/lunch place on Autobahn A8 in Bavaria's Irschenberg just south of Munich in Germany. Dinzler roasts their own coffee, which you can also buy at other retailers, but it's worth a stop-in to sample their handcrafted food. While you wait on a table, you can tour their small coffee museum and catwalk through the roasting operation.

Another Little Walking Tour in Paris

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Another charming stroll through Paris in the rain with photos of Le Marais, booksellers on the Seine, houseboats, Notre Dame cathedral, the Recipon Quadrigas atop the Grand Palais, and the Rue des Rosiers in the Jewish quarter - plus no shortage of old-world atmosphere.

A Stroll Down the Champs-Élysées

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One of the most famous avenues in the world, the Champs-Élysées, stretches from the Louvre through the Tuileries Garden, past the Place de la Concorde and to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Here's my stroll down this famous boulevard.