Western Europe 6 : Cologne Germany – 4711 Cologne

The first thing I heard about the word Cologne, I relate it to the perfume.  And in fact, yes!  It has a relation. Eau de Cologne a french word meaning “Cologne Water”or simply cologne, is a perfume originating from Cologne, Germany.  Yes, we were about to explore the Cologne city.  It is Germany fourth-largest city and …

Western Europe 5 : Germany – Romantic town of Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany Where is Heidelberg? It is located 78 km south from Frankfurt.  Heidelberg is famous for it Castle and the University. In fact, the most famous reputable and Germany’s oldest University is Heidelberg University. So you expect to see many students here. In fact, one in five Heidelberg residents is a student.  Heidelberg is …

Western Europe 1: Rhine Falls & Black Forest Germany

Zurich to Rhine Falls Once we arrived in Zurich in the morning, we departed to Rhine Falls, one of the biggest waterfall in Europe. This lake is at north part of Switzerland and close to the German border.  On the way we saw beautiful village houses along the highway. The Rhine Falls were formed in …

Eastern Europe Day 11 – Kehlsteinhaus, Eagle Nest Germany

Holiday Home for Hilter We only have half a day to play with, so we decided to explore Eagle Nest in Obersalzberg near the town of Berchtesgaden in Germany.  It took roughly about 40 mins to 1 hour to reach Eagle Nest. Eagle Nest was built as a vacation home for Adolf Hitler for his 50th …

Eastern Europe – Day3 – Dresden & Bestei, Germany

Day 3 – Dresden & Bestei in Germany We checked out early in the morning from Berlin Treptow Hotel and moved to Dresden. German Pork Knuckle Lunch It took us more than 2 hrs to arrive in Dresden.  We stopped for German Pork Knuckle lunch, the portion was not that big compared to the normal …

Eastern Europe – Day 1 & 2 – Berlin, Germany

Eastern Europe Highlights This was my second time to Europe, the first time to Europe was exploring places in western part of Europe. Istanbul, Turkey – Transit We transit in Istanbul and our first stop is Berlin, the largest city of Germany. Berlin – largest city in Germany  Berlin’s Sony Center Once we arrived in …