This is one of the largest (and I think most interesting) sections here. The photos were gathered over the course of three years. I've divided them into parts (South, Central, North), with web pages providing details about each.
My German travels started in Southern Germany, with a guided tour of the Bavarian castles of King Ludwig and his family, and visits to other Bavarian highlights like Mt. Zugspitze and the floral island of Mainau in Lake Constance.
I had such a great time exploring the castles in Bavaria that I returned for a guided rivers and castles tour of Central Germany, exploring the Rhine and its tributaries. I cruised on the Rhine, saw ancient castles on the Rhine, Moselle, and Neckar Rivers, visited medieval towns like Rothenburg, and sampled the products from the hillside vineyards.
I had a few days in Northern Germany to visit Leipzig, Berlin, and Hamburg. I didn't have time to see them as thoroughly as the other parts of Germany, but I did see fascinating sites in each city, history and reconstruction in both Leipzig and Berlin, and the continuing seagoing traditions of Hamburg.
You can access the PDFs from this page or from the individual Regional Pages listed below. Those pages have extra sample pictures and more detailed on-screen route maps.
Links to all three Picture Files are below the Sample Images. An overall route map and contents notes are provided below that.
Here are a few sample images from the picture files. You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.
Links to Regional Pages
These pages have extra sample pictures and more detailed on-screen route maps as well as the links to the PDF pictures files.
Links to Pictures Files
You can access the PDF pictures files by clicking or tapping on the links below.
Destination maps are included on each of the South, Central, and North pages, and in each of the PDF picture files.
A printable package including all three maps is available at Germany Maps if you wish paper copies to follow along.
The Contents tables from the pictures files are reproduced below. If you wish a paper copy to target your viewing, you can access and print Germany Printable Contents .
The Contents tables from the fronts of the PDF picture files are reproduced at the bottom of the Denmark, Norway, and Sweden & Finland Regional Pages.
If you wish a paper copy to target your viewing, you can access and print Germany Printable Contents .
|Hopfen am See||5|
|King Ludwig II's Castles|
|Main River & Tributaries|
|20th Century History||25|
|Spree River Cruise||43|