Top Sights in Weikersheim & Röttingen, Germany

Schloss Weikersheim

See the Renaissance Castle, Baroque Palaces, Medieval Walls & Watchtowers Weikersheim is famous for its Renaissance Schloss, Baroque structures, and the Goethe connection. Röttingen has medieval town walls and watchtowers. Weikersheim was first mentioned in 837 when the area was given to the abbot of Fulda. During the 12th century, it came under the control … Read more

Tauber Valley Hotels & Restaurants

Where to Stay & Eat in Bad Mergentheim, Weikersheim, and Lauda-Königshofen Hotels and restaurants in Tauber Valley towns Bad Mergentheim, Weikersheim, and Lauda-Königshofen offer great value compared to nearby popular Romantic Road town Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Fewer tourists spent the night in towns in this region and as a result cheap deals are often … Read more

Top Sights in Amberg in the Oberpfalz, Germany

Old Town and Baroque Churches by Dietzenhofer, Asam, Carlone, & Zimmermann

Baroque churches by Dietzenhofer, Asam, Carlone, & Zimmermann and a romantic old town are the major sights to see in Amberg in the Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate), Germany.

Amberg Oberpfalz

Amberg in the Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate) in northern Bavaria in Germany is an interesting old town with a colorful history and some astonishing Baroque masterpieces by amongst others Wolfgang Dietzenhofer, Cosmas Damien Asam, Giovanni Battista Carlone, and Johann Baptist Zimmermann. The town was once the capital of the Wittelsbach-ruled Oberpfalz and during the seventeenth century became a bastion of the counter-reformation – the results are some stunning Baroque and Rococo works in what is today a small town far removed from the political, cultural, and economic arteries of the modern world.

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Visit Baroque Waldsassen in the Oberpfalz, Germany

Waldsassen Chapel

Cistercian Monastery with Churches and Library by Georg Dientzenhofer

Baroque churches and monastery library by Georg Dientzenhofer, Carlone, Hofreiter, and Steinfels are the top sights in Waldsassen in the Upper Palatinate, Germany.


The main reason to visit Waldsassen is to see the Cistercian abbey church and library – both are masterpieces of the Bavarian Baroque and Rococo. The Wallfahrtskirche der Heiligsten Dreifaltigkeit (Pilgrim’s Church of the Holy Trinity) just outside Waldsassen is a further popular sightseeing destination.

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Cheap Hotels in Passau for Danube Cruise Stays

Old Town of Passau

Comfortable Pre-Danube River Cruise Vacation Accommodation Cheap Passau hotels are ideal for pre- and post-Danube River cruise stays. Hotels range from the comfortable Holiday Inn, Passauer Wolf, Residenz, and Wilder Mann to the Rotel Inn and youth hostel. Passau is by far the most popular port for luxury Danube River cruise departures and arrivals. Danube … Read more