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.

Crana Historica Fest in Kronach, Bavaria, Germany

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A visit with my friends in Kronach, Bavaria, just up the road from Bamberg. The occasion: Crana Historica, a medieval festival with castle battle reenactments from the 30 Years War against Sweden, plus camps, peasants, nobles and vendors from the Middle Ages.

The Bavarian Forest, Part I

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A trip with my German "parents" to the Bayerische Wald, or Bavarian Forest: staying at Steinbruchsee inn, delicious food, gorgeous nature and hand-hewn woodworking, not to mention loads of taxidermy! Part 1

An Easter / Spring Walk to Medieval Altenburg Castle in Bamberg, Germany

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Germany is in full bloom, with pussy willows in the flower stalls, gearing up for Easter. Visitor from the States - and former Bamberg resident - leads me on a beautiful, if uphill, walk to Altenburg, the medieval castle on the hill.

BMW World and the 1972 Olympic Park in Munich, Germany

My first of several visits to BMW Welt in Munich, Germany. It's next to the Olympia Park where the 1972 Olympics were held and those terrorists created such a stir. It was a peaceful visit, though, and one of my longtime wishes came true!