Flap Alert! – The Anatomy of Lederhosen

What's the big deal with those embroidered shorts they wear in Germany? Here's the scoop, including lots of photos from the crowds headed toward Oktoberfest in Munich. History and the endless variations are included!

New World Visitors – Part 2: Bamberg, Germany, Bike Ride and Boat Tour

Entertaining visitors from the USA in Bamberg, Germany, including a bike ride, wine tasting, Italian restaurant and more wine (Federweisser)!

Sunday Brunch at Schloss Seehof, a Rococo Castle Garden, Bamberg, Germany

Join me for Sunday Brunch at Schloss Seehof in Bamberg, Germany. You'll see replica furniture and furnishings, as well as a few originals from the late 1600s. Tour the interior and castle grounds, see the water fountain show and get a look at the being-restored labyrinth.

From Picasso to Beuys in Bamberg, Germany, at Villa Dessauer

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Wide-ranging art exhibit at Bamberg, Germany's Villa Dessauer, a historical mansion. Picasso, Beuys, Dali, Chagall, Lindner, Hundertwasser, Kandinsky, and many, many other famous artists are displayed.

Edvard Munch Art Exhibit at the Schirn Museum in Frankfurt, Germany

Another great daytrip from Bamberg, Germany, in Bavaria, to Frankfurt. Destination this time: the Edvard Munch art exhibit at the Schirn Museum. Trains and photos and a beer in the old Roemerberg with half-timbers and medieval style.

Fasching / Karneval (or Mardi Gras, German Style)

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Bamberg, in Bavaria, Germany, holds its own when it comes to Fasching, the German version of Karneval or Mardi Gras. Here, I give you photos of the Fasching parade, including shots of the parade participants before the procession. Costumes, candy and fun; what else do you need for the last big hurrah before Lent?