Traveling has been my greatest teacher. I have learned more through traveling & researching than I ever did in a classroom! Traveling has brought to life the history we read about in books and watch in the movies. It has awoken my historical imagination as I walk through a new historic city center & I imagine what life must have been like to build that massive cathedral brick by brick or building that bridge over rushing waters. I always imagine people in the olden days before technology pushing wooden carts, selling their goods reminding me of the little village Belle from Beauty & the Beast walks through.
1. Booking Your Flight
The sooner you book your flight the better. I recommend not booking your ticket at least than 3-4 months out, if not more. The farther out you book your trip, the more likely it is your flight will be cheaper. The closer you wait, the more it will jump! Germany has two big tourist seasons: summer (July-August) and then winter (December). Try to book a bit before or after these months.
September is also a big tourist season, thanks to Oktoberfest. Any attempt to come during this time and you will pay hefty prices for airline tickets and hotels, especially anywhere near Munich.
We’re switching things up here at Wordless Wednesday and instead of sharing a regular old photo, featuring our favorite Instagram photo from the previous week every Wednesday and some of our favorite Germany-related accounts. If you’d like to be considered for a feature, tag your photos with #myyounggermany. See you behind the camera.
Today we’re featuring another favorite account of mine, the Deutsche Bahn. If you don’t already love the German rails as much as I do, their Instagram photos might convince you.
For many people, visiting Bavaria is like walking into the picture of Germany you have in your head. Quaint little towns with beautiful architecture, stunning views of craggy mountains, and gleaming lakes the deepest shade of sapphire make this southern region of Germany one of the most scenic areas in the world.
If you’re visiting for the first time, there’s plenty to keep you entertained, from outdoorsy adventures to restful spa trips and learning all about the history and culture of the small villages that dot the outskirts of the impressive Alps. But before you hop on a flight, check these nine things off your to-do list — not only will it make your trip easier and maybe even save you some money, but you’ll get impossibly excited for your next adventure along the way.
My real first name is Lorelei. I was named after my mother’s middle name which my grandma had given to my mother. As to where my grandma found the name Lorelei, I have no idea. As to why she gave it to my mom, I also sadly have no idea. However, my father loved my mom’s middle name so much, I was blessed with the unique, very uncommon first name of Lorelei.
It wasn’t until I was in the 8th grade, when I switched from learning Spanish to German, that I learned my name was German and came with a story. Ever since that moment, every other person upon learning that my real name isn’t just “Lori” but Lorelei, always ask me if I have ever been to, seen, or know of the Loreley am Rhine and the story behind it.
We’re switching things up here at Wordless Wednesday (oh no, WORDS, I have broken the Wordless Wednesday code!) and instead of sharing a regular old photo (gorgeous and interesting as they often were), featuring our favorite Instagram photo from the previous week every Wednesday, or a handful from our favorite accounts. If you’d like to be considered for a feature, tag your photos with #myyounggermany. See you behind the camera.
For our debut, we’re featuring one of our favorite Instagram accounts, German Roamers. Their photos are truly extraordinary.
Every week on the Young Germany Instagram account we feature a different expat in a different German city. Last week we got to know Hamburg via The Migrant Expats. Check out some of their most popular photos and follow us on Instagram to get to know Frankfurt a little better this week!
The seagulls at the harbor in Hamburg always go crazy when the sun goes down. We hope you’ve liked the first day here with us, @the_migrant_expats! See you tomorrow! ✌ #hamburg #germany #deutschland #visithamburg #hafen #hamburgerhafen #portofhamburg #sunset #seagulls #möwen #elbe #joingermantradition #seemycity #younggermany #welcometogermany #diewocheaufinstagram #meindeutschland