Berlin, Germany. German students visiting the same place as me.
When it comes to visiting the #DeutchLand, most of the people will suggest you visit during #OctoberFest or during #ChristmasMarket season.Unfortunately, i planned in such a hurry that my travel dates sit exactly on the calendar in between these events. I was kind of worried if this trip is not going to be as good as I was expecting :( Let's find out together how it went ;) Germany offers so many things to see and experience, especially Munich is one of the places where every individual will find his happy place. Therefore I decided to pick this place adding a new page in my travel book.
Germany's second largest city has a sophisticated demeanour, behind which lurks mischief and abandon. Hamburg is considerably smaller than Berlin, more tight-night and connected, and yet thoroughly eclectic when it comes to art and music.Getting around in HamburgThe U-Bahn is the best way to explore most of Hamburg's sights. A lot of walking will inevitably be involved. A single day pass for unlimited use of all public transport costs €6.20 a day for adults, €2.30 for children aged 6 to 14. Bike rentals are available, but not as accessible or widely advertised as in Berlin
The rebels started their first leg of their journey from Mumbai ( India), traveling Via Istanbul to Frankfurt.We landed in Frankfurt on a cold evening around 7pm at Frankfurt Airport. Some of our experiences are captured greatly in our pictures below We got to witness a beautiful set of dancers who had come together as activists outside our hostel & performed a sweet show for a large audience which had gathered. The Frankfurt hostel was bustling with a great vibe.A great set of youngsters chatting,some playing some instruments & listening to music,others reading and some standing at the balcony facing the lovely streets of Frankfurt and enjoying a beer or two The lovely Meninger Hotel at Munich City centre was our pad for 2 nights.( would highly recommend them).Not only because they surprised us with a free upgrade to a private suite from a 8 room dorm,but because they have a great vibe, a cute bar, generous staff and some lovely guests. We had a privilege of tasting some of the best local Bavarian beers. Amazing architecture & culture History & Art Beautiful buildings and architecture around the city. Frankfurt & Munich both have a unique touch to it of modern and medieval setting.Munich is quite well known for its big museums and cathedrals After spending the day seeing some of the beautiful architecture,local areas, we went to this lovely man made ice lake.The route was through the very pretty Englischer Garten, German for "English Garden", is a large public park in the centre of Munich, Bavaria, stretching from the city centre to the northeastern city limits. The Main is a river in Germany. With a length of 527 km, it is the longest right tributary of the Rhine, and the longest river lying entirely in Germany. Beautiful streets Colorful streets, filled with restaurants & pubs.Munich has it all. The Eisbach (German for "ice brook") is a small man-made river, 2 kilometres long, in Munich. It flows through the park known as the Englischer Gartenand is a side arm of the Isar River. A manmade wave has been created on one section, where surfers come & spend evenings surfing.We saw a very talented bunch one evening. The local tram system is so well connected & easily accessible. FC Byern celebration Pretty people of Germany Food We got to try some yummy sausages known as Bratwurst: The name means "farmers' sausage,"Germany has an extremely beautiful culture ! Happy exploringThis post was originally published on Rebel In Transit.
All buses drop you off at the Dresden hauptbahnhof (main station). A short tram ride took us to the old town center.
Leipzig had the largest Hauptbahnhof in Europe until Berlin usurped it. This seems to be the trade fair capital of Germany and an important city for such throughout Europe dating back centuries. What we did not know was that Leipzig was having a Goth festival. As we were walking and admiring the beautiful architecture, there were many other sights to see walking along side of us. For music lovers, which I do not count amongst the many, Leipzig is where Johann Sebastian Bach lived for a good part of his life and was the Kantor in the Thomaskirche. He is buried in the choir with the Bach archives across the street. Felix Mendelssohn headed the Gewandhaus Orchestra and founded the first conservatory in Germany. Richard Wagner was born here, receiving his musical training here. This city also boasts Germany’s first stock exchange.
I felt that the possibilities were endless. If I could see a brightly lit world at midnight, the world surely had to be a magical place.__I came to Bremen in August 2014 as an exchange student from India, with little money and too much hope. And I left 5 months later feeling like a burned out matchstick - dazed over the loss of fire and hugging the leftover heat. It changed my life. Traveling is supposed to do that. But perhaps this trip broke something that defined me. Crushed my soul. Let me take this blogpost to explain why.__I grew up loving maps and atlases. I never felt at home amongst the coconut trees and sunny skies of Kerala. I fantasized of running away. Spent hours every night at my window wishing I could fly out through the gap in the bars. I read and reread all my Enid Blyton novels, imagining myself shuffling through the snow, sipping ginger beer and fitting in. You might have felt this too. This yearning to escape. It is beyond curiosity, it becomes the reason to live. And as I grew older and the fantasies became marred by the logic of physics, I went into claustrophobic panic attacks looking at the iron bars on that window. I had to escape.I found my way soon enough and my dream came true. Perhaps too soon.__As I boarded the flight to Bremen, my heart pounded and I wept. And as I was shown my quaint hostel room with it’s white walls and gigantic window, I couldn’t contain myself.We (my co-exchange students) soon set out to explore. From long supermarket aisles to the dew-grazed flowers on the roadsides to the ancient streets of Schnoor (more on Schnoor later). The air smelt like buns, not smoke. The buses came sharp on time and my co-passengers were all excitingly unique. I bought ginger beer and relished the wait for the first snow. And as summer wound to a slow close, we got bicycles, frequented a lonely park and enjoyed the bright nights from my window sill. Bremen, you see, was perfect. It was small, exciting and full of ancient wonders in it’s city centre.
After a hearty meal, stroll through Hauptstrasse, it’s THE street there! It’s a quaint heaven for shoppers and has some amazing outlets to pick up souvenirs from. Hauptstrasse happens to be Europe’s longest car-free zone, by the way!
The local cuisine
Freiburg, a city in Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany, is best known for its medieval church and its university.
Ulm, on the banks of River Danube, is the birth place of Albert Einstein, is also home to the Ulm Cathedral, the tallest church spire in the world.
Well.. osnabruck was again a transit destination for my to be solo euro trip, I had to meet my brother, who had to guide me, how to go about the solo trip.But, here comes the adventure of the night! he forgot to pick me up.. he kept sleeping.The first night of my euro stay was scary..I dint know where to go ..what to do.. my phone had no internet..so I visited a mc d at middle of the night. I sat there for almost an hour , calling my brother, his gf, his friends in Germany, if they had any info about him. Finally he woke up and made his way to pick me up.The night did not end there, we had to sneak in into a hostel in his city coz he did not have a place to stay.We moved out from the hostel early in the morning, to his college, where we could sit and plan my next move, but this was just the beginning of the new way I was about to explore the beautiful osnabruck town.It's a small town with beautiful architectural buildings and clean roads, fresh air.My day went unexcited as I spent my day in a library , as how to go abt the trip. But I admired the small city, everything was beautiful. I had my bus to Amsterdam in evening, which got late by an hour , wasn't exciting either. The good part about the euro buses is, they have free Wi-Fi, a washroom and soo comfortable seats tht u feel like u are in a flight. I almost reached Amsterdam at 9 pm and it was still daylight, Well.. thts quite surprising coz for us sun sets at 7 .. so anyways, the air of the city intended was so new and so party type.I made my way to my hostel..thanks to the internet .. nd free Wi-Fi available.. I reached my youth hostel in time.. I freshened up and took my chance to move out in an unknown city, unknown country, all by myself! Travel cost - 8 -12 euro by bus, 4 euro. MetroFood- 5 euroVisiting place - free :).. More coming up