BURG LINN a 12th century "Wasserburg", castle surrounded by a moat, in Linn, Krefeld, NRW. Looking much as it would have done in 1683 when 13 Mennonite and Quaker families left there on the first leg of their journey to America. They settled the first German colony in America; Germantown near Philadelphia.
German Bread May 5 is Tag des Duetschen Brotes. the Day of German Bread and it celebrates the country's 3050 different registered breads. bakers are hoping their craft will be recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage
BLAUSEE, literally Blue Lake, a small but deep crystal-clear lake, 900 meters above sea level. Set in a nature park in the idyllic landscape of Kandersteg, the Kander valley, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.
Schloss Chillon, Switzerland. An island castle on the shore of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps and 3 km from Montreux. The oldest parts have not been definitively dated, but the first written record of the castle's existence is in 1160 or 1005, and it consists of 100 separate buildings that were gradually connected. "Switzerland's most visited historic monument" it has always inspired artists and writers, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Victor Hugo and Lord Byron, from Delacroix to…
Home of “Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel”, awarded the World Beer Cup award in 2004, 2008 and 2012 for the best Dunkel beer in the world. Kloster Weltenburg, on a peninsula in the Danube River, Weltenburg, Bavaria. A Benedictine monastery believed to be Bavaria's oldest monastery, and originally founded around 620 by Scottish or Irish monks. Brewing began there in 1050, so it could also be the oldest monastery brewery in the world.