Exploring Bavaria’s capital, Munich, as a solo traveler

From Marienplatz, the central square in Munich named for the column featuring a golden statue of St. Mary, Munich is an easy city to walk around by yourself.

The square, which doubles as a sort of meeting place for locals and tourists alike, is central to the Alstadt, or old town, and is easily accessible by both the U-bahn and S-bahn. This means that you can use it as a jumping off point for visiting most of the major sites in “downtown” Munich, which is exactly what I did!

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A visit to real life fairy tale castle and beautiful Bavaria

Don’t believe in fairy tales? If you’re headed to Neuschwanstein Castle, you might find yourself rethinking that notion. Schloss Neuschwanstein, which served as inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, looks like it’s been plucked right out of a story by the Brothers Grimm. This marvel of Romanesque Revival architecture is where I set my sights to on my second day in Germany.

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An overnight trip to Füssen, Germany

Füssen is a small town in southwest Bavaria, Germany, just a few miles from the Austrian border. Its biggest claim to fame is, arguably, its proximity to Neuschwanstein Castle.

Built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein Castle is a fairy tale like castle (that actually inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle!) and the subject of probably millions of photos. That’s why when my boyfriend suggested I accompany him to Munich on a business trip, I immediately decided that I wanted to travel to Füssen to see the castle for myself.

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Ten things I bring in every carry-on

In two weeks, I’ll be headed to Munich for the very first time! While I’ve done the majority of my planning, including booking flights and hostels, already, one thing I almost always leave until the last minute is packing! And I usually only pack my carry on bag on the morning of my flight. Otherwise I always feel like I’m forgetting something. But even though I always pack last minute, there are some things that I know will be in every single carry on I pack, regardless of flight duration or destination. Continue reading “Ten things I bring in every carry-on”