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Back Over the Pond - Bavaria, Germany

Updated: Aug 7, 2021

We arrived via Frankfurt headed to the Bavaria region of Germany.

3 Objectives

1) Visit and spend time with our oldest, Ray IV, who started his career in Germany last March. We look forward to ‘catching up’.

2) Visit 2 specific heritage sites our ancestors settled, including lands and farms managed and lived on by Eigsti (Shelly’s father) and Knoll (Ray’s mother) sides of the family. We want to see and learn more of our family origins. What was life like here in Germany for our ancestors?

3) Experience ‘the road less travelled’. We enjoy experiencing the culture, people and environment on our travels in ways normal tourists may not.

Check back here over the next several days if you would like to follow along. We hope to entertain.

Prost! (Cheers!)

Mask up! Hard to get used to again……..😒

Max speed of 170 mph, yet extremely smooth and efficient option for the 3 hour ride.

Beautiful national ICE trains.

Transfer from ICE (Inter City Express) to the Regional train. Next stop Vilseck, Germany.

BAVARIA did you know?

The more formal name is BAYERN.


Bavaria, home to nearly 13 million inhabitants, is located in the southeast of Germany and is the largest of the 16 federal states of Germany. Bavaria covers almost one-fifth of the total land area of Germany and has an area of 70,548 square kilometers (27,200 squaremiles).

Bavaria borders Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland (across Lake Constance), as well as the neighboring German states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, Thuringia and Saxony.

Capital and Cities

The capital city of Bavaria is Munich (München). Other major cities in Bavaria include: Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Augsburg, Würzburg, Regensburg, Ingolstadt, Fürth and Erlangen.

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