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Visit to Mainau Island in Baden-Württemberg

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I know for sure there are millions of flowers blooming again in Insel Mainau, the German name for Mainau Island. Spring flowers like tulips, narcissus and daffodils can still be found at this time of the year. Oceans of cheerful, sweet- scented, colourful spring flowers entice its outdoors again. From the end of March, more than a million tulips, narcissi and hyacinths line the Spring Avenue and fill the flowerbeds on Mainau Island.

I always love visiting parks and garden like Mainau Island. Last summer 2012, I had the chance to go there with a bus trip. It costs 35.00 Euros per person starting in Regensburg, Germany but the boat and entrance to the island is not included in that trip. As far as I can remember, we paid almost 30.00 Euros for the entrance and boat ride going to the island.

That was a wonderful and relaxing walk we had around the island  seeing the beauty of nature.

Winter in Neuschwanstein Castle

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Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in Germany. It was commissioned by the so-called Bavarian mad king named King Ludwig II. This castle was the inspiration of Disneyland' Sleeping Beauty castle.

Neuschwanstein Castle is located on a hill in Hohenschwangau near Fuessen (written as Füssen in German). I had been to this castle thrice and I always love it.

image taken during my second visit last November 2010. This is what you see upon entering the main entrance of the castle.

I Love King Ludwig's Castle, The Neuschwanstein Castle

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Schloss Neuschwanstein or simply Neuschwanstein Castle was commissioned by Kind Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, Germany. It is also said that this castle was the inspiration of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. It is one of the beautiful castles I visited in Europe.

Literally, Neuschwanstein is composed of three German words; Neu, Schwan and Stein which consecutively mean New, Swan and Stone. I guess my German translation to English is correct.

the main entrance to Neuschwanstein Castle. It was so foggy during our visit last November 2010.

taken during my second visit last November 2010. I had been to this thrice already..and yes, if given the chance, I will still keep on coming back....simply because I love this castle.

Sightseeing in Stuttgart, Germany

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Stuttgart is the 6th largest city in Germany. It is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg. We had a sightseeing in this city last October 2010. Like any other big German cities, it is full of historical buildings, architecture and monuments that are worthy to see and experience.

striking a pose at the Schlossplatz or the castle square in Stuttgart, Germany. The buildings on the background is the Neues Schloss (the New Castle), completed in 1807. It has a Baroque/Classicism architecture ; reconstructed with modern interior. It currently houses government offices.

Weekend Escapades in Eremitage Palace in Bayreuth

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Good evening everyone! I am quite tired now after having an escapade in Bayreuth here in Bavaria, Germany. We visited some gardens and palaces in this city. One of the palaces we visited is the Eremitage. My husband don't have the desire to visit the palace but after convincing him to drive for around 6 kilometers more from Bayreuth City Center, we finally went to the place. The palace is really worthy to visit. I love especially its royal garden.

I am sharing some photos for now since I already want to sign-off and take a rest. More photos and updates tomorrow in my other sites. Have a great evening and wish that you enjoy your weekend too!

taking a pose at the so-called Upper Grotto in Eremitage. This place was so amazing!


another part of the Palace in Eremitage and the fountain and garden in front..a nice place to relax and enjoy the scenery around.