Wurzburg September 2nd 2011 Took the train from Ansbach where my friend Tim lives to Wurzburg. Wurzburg is a great college town that happened to be having a wine festival. There is a cool castle on a hill and a bridge with a number of famous Saints. We also visited the Residence which is a 500 year old palace where royalty from the Habsburg visited once. Quite showy and I preferred the outside grounds more than the insid ... read more
Europe » Germany As Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20t... ... read more
I am an IT guy who has done a fair bit of traveling. I grew up in the same town I went to college, so I guess I needed to get around a bit more when I got older. I decided to blog my future journeys so I can actually reflect on the them when they are done.
The most important thing to me when I travel is to get a feel for the history, natural landscape, and people of an area. If you can understand the way a people interact with it's land and how past events have shaped their thoughts about others, you will really understand the culture. I will take a fixed tour occasionally, but mostly ... full info