Auer Dult, Munich’s Thrice-Yearly Household Goods Market at Mariahilfplatz

Three times a year, Munich has a large, outdoor household goods market at Mariahilfplatz. There you can find everything from new pottery to used, flea-market fare, including books, postcards and clothing.

“Mad” King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps, Germany

"Mad" King Ludwig II of Bavaria had the castle Neuschwanstein built for his reign. He died before taking up residence there, but it is a marvel of architecture and decor. The swan motif abounds and each room is themed after a Wagner opera.