Koenigssee in southeast Bavaria: Holidays in a real-existing postcard

13 September 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks Reading Time:  7 minutes

Boathouses and Villa Beust at dusk © Bobak Ha'Eri/cc-by-sa-3.0

Boathouses and Villa Beust at dusk © Bobak Ha’Eri/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Königssee is a natural lake in the extreme southeast Berchtesgadener Land district of the German state of Bavaria, near the border to Austria. Most of the lake is within the Berchtesgaden National Park.   read more…

Schönau in the Black Forest, Germany’s ‘Electricity Rebels’

21 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Environment Reading Time:  5 minutes

Bergkirche - Protestant Church © Taxiarchos228

Bergkirche – Protestant Church © Taxiarchos228

Schönau im Schwarzwald is a town in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated in the Black Forest, on the river Wiese, 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of Basel, Switzerland, and 23 kilometres (14 mi) south of Freiburg. Schwarzwald transliterally is defined as “Black Forest” in German.   read more…

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