Europe, Germany

Welcome to Walhalla. Now Where’s Thor?

Just outside Regensburg, about 20 minutes by bus, is a most interesting sight. Something you wouldn't expect to see in a tiny little town in Bavaria. A German hall of fame inside a Roman neo-classical building named after the mytical land of the Norse Gods. According to Wikipedia, it was built by King Ludwig I… Continue reading Welcome to Walhalla. Now Where’s Thor?

Europe, Germany

German Christmas Markets

From the last weekend in November until the 24th of December cities all over Germany transform into Christmas wonderlands called Weihnachtmarkts (Christmas Markets in English).  They line up little wooden sheds decorated with lights and boughs of pine into a square and sell trinkets and presents and giant bratwurst and gluhwein. Gluhwein is kind of… Continue reading German Christmas Markets