Germany (A Little of This & That on a Budget)


German born Ludwig Van Beethoven
is the king of classical music.
His compositions are some of the best in the 
entire world and his music is still loved
throughout GERMANY.
                                                                                Ludwig van Beethoven

     G   E   R  M  A  N  Y  

                                    A Little of This & That on
                                    a Budget $

water, water, everywhere....

Hamburg  the city of water to Lake Constance a water playground resort to Passau where three rivers of water meet to Munich for delicious beer made of water from the Bavarian Alps. 

Water; you can swim in it , boat on it, and drink plenty of it; Water is a part of everyday life in one way or another.

Budget; spending less money on attractions, dining, lodging, and transportation.

BLOG READERS please join me in Germany as I write about a bit of this and that to do in four spectacular areas of Germany that all revolve around water!!!

Hamburg is known as "the Gateway to the World" and as "the Venice of the North." It's close to the Baltic and North Sea and located on the River Eibe,

There's plenty to do in Germany's second largest city without having to spend a lot of Euros. 

                                                Hamburg on the Water

A)  Fish Auction Hall and Market (open air market)

B)  Reeperbabn (a long boulevard known for dining, shopping, and nightlife)

C)   A boat tour on Alster Lakes

D)  Treppenviertal Blankerese; walking on a historic hillside neighborhood

E)  City Park has a planetarium, lake for swimming, and cycling trails

F)  Hamburg Harbor; strolling the waterfront and eating fresh seafood

G)  Park Plauntenun Blomen; fountains, lawns, floral displays & more

H A M B U R G: 

Restaurants on a Budget;                                            

A) Balutshi; Indian Food

B) Il Buca; Italian Food

C)  Parlament; German Food

Lodging on a Budget;

A) Generator Hostel Hamburg

B) Novum Hotel Hamburg

C) Aachener HOF

Lake Constance (Bondensee)

                     The largest lake in Central Europe

Lake Constance known as Bondensee is the largest lake in Central Europe. Four countries share this jewel of a lake; Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, & Switzerland.

A trip to Germany should include a few days on Lake Constance. Lake Constance is one of the top vacation spots for Europeans.

On the German side of Lake Constance are a cluster of towns suited for a holiday. Here's a few to consider:

                                   1) Friedrichshafen

 2) Lindau (island)                                             3) Meersburg

                                        4) Immenstaad



      PASSAU situated at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers
      is an enchanting little city near the Czech Republic border. The train
      station here serves many regions in Central Europe.
     FRIZZ bakery inside the train station has some of the most addictive
   pretzels, breads, and pastries in all of Passau. Purchase a cup of  coffee  
   (tasse kaffe)  and a bag full of bakery treats and sit on the Danube River
   and watch the boats sail by.


St Stephens Cathedral, Oberhaus Museum, The Glass Museum,
Passau University, Residenzplaz


Have a beer from Hacklberg Brewery (circa 1618)

Bicycle or Walk along the Danube Bike Trail

Sit in the park where the three rivers meet and watch the
boats coming in on the calm waters of the rivers

Stroll the historic city of Passau and take some pictures of
the cobblestone streets and various buildings

Buy a pair or two of authentic Birkenstocks in one of Passau's shoe shops and reward your feet with comfortable walking

Authentic Birkenstocks

where to stay in PASSAU


Shaped like a ship "Rotel Inn" sits on the Danube River.
Rooms are very small but clean, bathrooms are shared, and
there's a full service restaurant on sight as well as a friendly staff
ROTEL INN is a real bargain!!!

Also Consider:

Fahrrad-Pension & Hotel Garni Herdegen


WeinGut & Chandni

The "McDonald's" in Germany are some of the best in the
world for coffee, desserts, and unique veggie burgers!

(MU N I C H)


Before leaving Deutschland (Germany) spend a few days in Bavaria's largest city known as Munchen (Munich).

With a population of  1.3 million Munich is a city of world class museums, picturesque parks, and interesting architecture.


                   2) Deutsches Museum
             3) English Garden 
         4) Marienplatz
                5) Beer Gardens


1) Wombat's
2) Euro Youth Hostel
3) Hotel Jedermann

Munich Treats:

water here, and water there.... so many choices..... whatever direction you choose to go by bicycle, boat, foot, or train you'll enjoy the German attractions, beer, food, and people that make Germany: W u n d e r b a r

Walking around Germany in Birkenstocks is very enjoyable!!

  G  E  R  M  A  N  Y            G  E R M A N Y    



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