I love exploring different destinations around the world through children literature. My explorations of mid-1800 literature that originated in Germany has utterly surprised me.
Germany and Austria are not just known for trains, Lego and automobiles but also:
Deep – dark forests where little Red Riding hood and Hansel and Gretel got lost
Scenic alps where the Von Trapp family sang their beautiful songs
Black forests after which the cake was named – not very popular in the US, but I grew up eating black forest cakes in India
Beautiful castles that also inspired Walt Disney – don’t miss the Neuschwanstein castle nestled in the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany
Drive the “Romantic Drive” or the “Fairy Tale Drive” and enjoy breathtaking scenes of Germany
Visit BMW, Mercedes and Lego factories to see how things are made
See how the first modern Cuckoo clock was made in the 1600′s in the Black Forest region of Germany
Travel all over Germany and Austria in super fast trains. The ICE train travels at a zooming 300 kms/hour and will transport you to most major destinations
This list is quiet incomplete and will be updated as I uncover some amazing things to do for the entire family in Germany and Austria.