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    Würzburg, Germany: The Residenz

    Trip Taken: 2005 On a gray cloudy summer day in Bavaria, our group of intrepid travelers arrived at the northwestern tip of Bavaria and into a town called Würzburg. This city is an important transfer point for a lot of rail traffic in Germany and...

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    Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany: The Medieval Town

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber was one of the towns that was very high on the list of places I wanted to visit while I was still in Germany. Rothenburg is one of those towns in the middle of the Bavarian tourist trap known as the Romantic Road. It is one of the best preserved towns in Europe because it was never bombed during World War 2.

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    How I Know a Favorite Place

    Whenever someone asks me what my favorite place is, that question is somehow inexplicably linked to the questions of how I know what my favorite place and why I travel. When you fall in love with a place, there is a moment where you can feel the location speaking to you. The character of the place is like no other place on the planet and the world is encapsulated with you, where you are, and the people around you.

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    Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany and Burg Rheinfels

    Waking up in the hostel at the top of the hill in Bachrach was a nice experience. The view of the river below is breathtaking and the sun hasn't risen over the surrounding hills just yet.

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    Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany and the Rheingauer Riesling-Route

    The Rhein river area is probably my favorite area in Germany. It is vastly different from the new restoration boom of Berlin and the bustling metropolis of Munich.

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    Triberg, Germany

    Any mention of the Black Forest has images of Grimm Fairy Tales flooding into my head. Little Red Riding Hood is skipping through the forest while the big bad wolf is slowly stalking her.

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    Füssen, Germany and Neuschwanstein

    Sleeping Beauty's castle. The birthday cake castle. The fairy tale castle. Whatever moniker Neuschwanstein has gathered over the years, it is still one of the most iconic German structure there is. It is still one of the top attractions in Germany, even if it is in the southern reaches of Bavaria.

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    Fellbach, Germany and Wine Tasting

    It was a short ride on the S-bahn out of Stuttgart to get to Fellbach. Although I have been in Stuttgart for about 4 months at this time, I have never ventured so far out of the city limits within the Stuttgart municipality.

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    Berlin, Germany and NYE

    My stay at Amstel House was actually quite decent compared to my other hostel stays. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. That is except for one reason.

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    Munich, Germany and Museums

    After a half day of visiting the fairgrounds of Oktoberfest, we split up into two groups. Colin, Jacek and his girlfriend Sophia went to the walk the city. My sister, Jose, and I went to see the museums.

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