On the topic of business trips again, sometimes I do get to go to places that I wouldn’t normally venture if I was a tourist. Once, I had to go to a small obscure village in the former East Germany to commission some third party equipment that we had to integrate into a manufacturing line. Being slightly older and wiser now after a few trips, I started to do some research as to how I was going to get there. Continue reading “East Germany – Eisenach and Marksuhl”
Although not as well known as it’s bigger neighbor, Munich, this former Roman city is a quiet respite from the crowds of tourists in the larger German cities. Situated at the confluence of the Danube, Regen and Naab rivers, Regensburg is easily reached by Autobahn or train from Munich and Nuremburg. I got to visit this wonderful city when I was working with a German company in 1995.
This is the quintessential fairy tale castle that comes to every child’s imagination. Located in southern Germany near the town of Füssen, the castle was built in 1892 by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The castle was also the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle (which explains why all kids associate fairy tale castles with this), and Michael Jackson offered to buy it so that he could dismantle and rebuild the castle in his Neverland ranch. I finally got a chance to visit this castle in 1996 and relive the childhood fantasy within me when I was in Regensburg, Germany for a training visit. My German colleague drove and it took us 3-4 hrs to drive from Regensburg to Füssen. Continue reading “Neuschwanstein Castle”