Germany – Sylt

Sylt, Germany
Sylt, Germany

You can visit many places at the German coast, but I want to recommend you a very special one. It’s a funny-shaped island called Sylt.

I think each small island is very unique and beautiful to explore. What’s special on Sylt, are beautiful houses; I think you won’t see nothing similar in other parts of Germany. You can also spend a night in one of these typical houses, which is much better than just the “regular” hotel. 馃檪
We stayed in a charming inn (http://www.gerdt-sylt.de/ ). The website is only in German, but you can book an accommodation by sending an email in English, which will be replied of course in English.

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Dzisiaj, chcia艂abym Wam poleci膰 urocz膮, niemieck膮 wysepk臋 – Sylt.

Planuj膮c pobyt w Niemczech, warto r贸wnie偶 rozwa偶y膰 wizyt臋 nad morzem, a przede wszystkim warto sp臋dzi膰 troch臋 czasu na kt贸rej艣 z wysepek. Uwa偶am, 偶e ka偶da wyspa jest wyj膮tkowa, a ma艂e wysepki nad “zimnym morzem” te偶 maj膮 sw贸j urok! Sylt to niemiecka wysepka tu偶 przy granicy z Dani膮. Znajdziecie tam m.i.n wiele pi臋knych dom贸w, kt贸rych dachy pokryte s膮 strzech膮. Mo偶na te偶 sp臋dzi膰 noc w takim tradycyjnym domku (np. http://www.gerdt-sylt.de/), co wydaje mi si臋 by膰 du偶o przyjemniejsze ni偶 standardowy hotel.

Germany – North and Baltic Sea

North Sea, Germany
North Sea, Germany

Germany is not a landlocked country but has shores to not only one sea, but two – the North Sea and Baltic Sea. And guess how they’re called in German – “Nordee” and “Ostsee” (“ost” means east), respectively.
Germans use a word “sea” (in German “See”) for lakes and seas in their language, but using different articles – masculine article + “see” = lake, feminine article + “see” = sea.
In each language we can find some false friends. So don’t be surprised when you talk with Germans in English, and they call as “sea” both lakes and seas.

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Niemcy, podobnie jak Polska, maj膮 i g贸ry, i morze. Jednak maj膮 dost臋p nie tylko do Morza Ba艂tyckiego, ale i do P贸艂nocnego. Po niemiecku Morze Ba艂tyckie to Ostsee (dos艂ownie t艂umacz膮c – “Morze Wschodnie”), a P贸艂nocne to Nordee. Niemieckie s艂owo “see” mo偶e oznacza膰 morze lub jezioro w zale偶no艣ci czy to s艂owo wyst臋puje w rodzaju m臋skim, czy 偶e艅skim.

Germany – Mountains

Mountains, Germany
Mountains, Germany

In Germany you can also enjoy beautiful mountains! The highest peak is called Zugspitze (2,962 m or 9,718 ft) and it’s located in the Alps.
There are many other mountain ranges in Germany, e.g., Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald). These mountains are not so high as Alps, but also offer many scenic hiking paths.

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W Niemczech znajdziecie tak偶e mn贸stwo cudownych g贸r. Najwy偶szy szczyt, Zugspitze (2,962 m n.p.m.), znajduje si臋 w Alpach.
Jednak niemieckie g贸ry to nie tylko Alpy. Pozosta艂e pasma (np. Schwarzwald – Czarny Las), mimo 偶e nie s膮 a偶 tak wysokie, oferuj膮 r贸wnie偶 wiele wspania艂ych widok贸w.

Germany – Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Cats, cars, trains, nice cities, lovely towns and lakes – that’s what I showed you so far. It’s not the end of German attractions. You’ll also easily find many castles in Germany. Probably the most known is Neuschwanstein Castle (as famous as it’s difficult to pronounce its name 馃槈 ).
Neuschwanstein was model for the Sleeping Beauty Castle of Disneyland and it’s the most iconic puzzle’s picture.

In the today’s picture, you can see only its side, that’s why the castle looks quite small. But you can see lovely mountains nearby the castle. 馃檪
The interior of the castle is very rich. Some people say it’s kitschy, others love it. The best is to check by yourself to have your own opinion. 馃槈

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Koty, samochody, poci膮gi, urocze miasteczka i jeziora – tyle dotychczas Wam pokaza艂am. Jednak to nie koniec niemieckich atrakcji. Kolejn膮 s膮 zamki, kt贸rych mn贸stwo znajdziecie w Niemczech. Prawdopodobnie najbardziej znany to Zamek Neuschwanstein; powiedzia艂abym 偶e jest tak bardzo znany, jak bardzo trudno wym贸wi膰 jego nazw臋. 馃槈
Na podstawie Neuschwanstein zaprojektowano zamek 艢pi膮cej Kr贸lewny w Disneylandzie. Domy艣lam si臋, 偶e wielu z Was widzia艂o zamek na puzzlach.

Na dzisiejszym zdj臋ciu widzicie fragment zamku, ale nie jest to jego najbardziej charakterystyczna strona. Postanowi艂am jednak pokaza膰 Wam to zdj臋cie, poniewa偶 tutaj wida膰 jakie pi臋kne g贸ry otaczaj膮 zamek. 馃檪
Wn臋trze zamku jest do艣膰 wyj膮tkowe. Jedni okre艣l膮 je mianem przepychu czy kiczu, a inni b臋d膮 zachwyceni. Najlepiej przekona膰 si臋 samemu. 馃槈

Germany – Konigssee

Konigssee, Germany
Konigssee, Germany

Konigssee (K枚nigssee) is another beautiful German lake in the Alps. If you go there, hopefully you have a better weather than I had, however, dark clouds are also charming. 馃槈

p.s. Maybe you already realized by the names of Konigssee or Bodensee, that German “see”, that sounds like English “sea” means here actually “lake”. 馃檪 Please keep it in mind, I’ll back to it in a 2 days. 馃檪

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Jezioro Kr贸lewskie to kolejne, pi臋kne niemieckie jezioro le偶膮ce u podn贸偶a Alp. Je偶eli si臋 tam wybierzecie, mam nadziej臋, 偶e traficie na lepsz膮 pogod臋 ni偶 ja mia艂am. Z drugiej strony, ciemne, deszczowe chmury te偶 maj膮 sw贸j urok. 馃槈

Germany – Bodensee (Lake Constance)

Bodensee (Lake Constance), Germany
Bodensee (Lake Constance), Germany

Bodensee (English: Lake Constance) it’s a lake, nicely located near the Alps in 3 countries, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. On German side, you can visit the lake in 2 states, Bavaria and Baden-W眉rttemberg. Whatever place you choose, I’m sure you can have a lovely day!

I visited Bodensee from Bavaria and took a train to Lindau. Lindau is an old, picturesque town. It’s famous for tourists, but also for Nobel Prize laureates; since 1951 the Nobel Laureate Meetings take place in Lindau.

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Jezioro Bode艅skie le偶y u podn贸偶a Alp, na terenie trzech pa艅stw, w Niemczech, Szwajcarii i Austrii. Po stronie niemieckiej znajduje si臋 w Bawarii i Badenii-Wirtembergii. Niezale偶nie, kt贸re miejsce obierzecie na cel swojej wycieczki, jestem pewna, 偶e sp臋dzicie uroczy dzie艅 nad jeziorem.

Dawno temu b臋d膮c w Bawarii, wybra艂am si臋 nad Jezioro Bode艅skie. Pojecha艂am poci膮giem do miejscowo艣ci Lindau, dzi臋ki czemu mia艂am okazj臋 nie tylko przespacerowa膰 si臋 nad jeziorem, ale i zwiedzi膰 pi臋kne miasteczko. Co ciekawe, w Lindau, od 1951 roku, odbywaj膮 si臋 spotkania noblist贸w.

Germany – Landshut

Landshut Wedding, Germany
Landshut Wedding, Germany

Landshut is a lovely town in Bavaria. I’m sure you can enjoy it any time, but the best possible period is during a huge medieval festival called the Landshuter Hochzeit (Landshut Wedding). It’s celebrated only every four years; next time it’s in 2017 (June-July). So plan it well in advance, it’s really worth visiting!

I also mention it, because it’s connected with Poland. 馃檪 This festival commemorates the wedding between the Polish King’s daughter (Jadwiga Jagiellon), and George, the son of the Duke of Bavaria. My picture was taken in 2009, and as you can see, there were many people. I don’t like crowds, but I had a great time there and since then I recommend this festival to everyone!

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Landshut to pi臋kne miasteczko w Bawarii. Warto si臋 tam wybra膰 o ka偶dej porze roku, jednak najlepiej w trakcie festiwalu zwanego “Landshuter Hochzeit”, czyli Wesele w Landshut, tym bardziej 偶e ma on zwi膮zek z Polsk膮! Festiwal odbywa si臋 aby upami臋tni膰 wesele Jadwigi Jagiellonki (c贸rki kr贸la polskiego) i Jerzego Bogatego (syna landshuckiego ksi臋cia).

Festiwal przenosi ca艂e miasto do 艣redniowiecza i sprawia, 偶e ka偶demu udziela si臋 radosna atmosfera. W 2009 roku, mia艂am okazj臋 wybra膰 si臋 na ten festiwal i od tego czasu polecam go ka偶demu! Festiwal odbywa si臋 w czerwcu-lipcu i tylko raz na cztery lata. Najbli偶szy termin to lato 2017 – warto ju偶 zaplanowa膰 wizyt臋. 馃檪

Germany – Munich

Munich, Germany
Munich, Germany

Munich (German: M眉nchen) is also one of the most known German cities.
Munich is located in a state called Bavaria (Bayern). If you speak German, you already know that each German state has its own accent. And be aware, that you may really have difficulties to understand Bavarian accent. 馃檪

Definitely, you’ll find many attractions in Munich. However, I recommend to explore also Bavaria. There are many beautiful places around, lovely towns and amazing nature. And they are not so crowded as Munich! 馃檪
I’ll present a few charming places during the next days.

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Monachium to tak偶e bardzo turystyczne, niemieckie miasto. Le偶y w Bawarii, kt贸ra jest pi臋kna, a tak偶e pod wieloma wzgl臋dami do艣膰 nietypowa. Je偶eli znacie j臋zyk niemiecki, to pewnie wiecie, 偶e w r贸偶nych miejscach w Niemczech ludzie m贸wi膮 z typowym dla danego regionu akcentem. A akcent w Bawarii chyba jest najtrudniejszym do zrozumienia… 馃檪

Samo Monachium jest oczywi艣cie warte odwiedzenia, jednak mnie najbardziej zauroczy艂o “wszystko” dooko艂a, czyli urocze miasteczka i przyroda. W ci膮gu kilku kolejnych dni poka偶臋 Wam r贸偶ne oblicza Bawarii.

Germany – Cologne

Cologne, Germany
Cologne, Germany

Cologne (German K枚ln) is a big city, and one of the most famous in Germany. Its main attraction is the Cologne Cathedral. Many tourists come also in winter to visit typical Christmas Market in Cologne or enjoy the Cologne Carnival.

Christmas Markets take place in many cities or villages in Germany. And they’re definitely a big attraction both for tourists and locals. You can buy there Christmas presents or simply meet friends and enjoy the atmosphere and hot wine. Christmas Markets usually starts at the end of November and last until Christmas.

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Kolonia to jedno z wi臋kszych miast w Niemczech. Jest tak偶e bardzo znane w艣r贸d turyst贸w. Powod贸w (atrakcji) jest wiele, jednak najwi臋ksze to Katedra, karnawa艂 i jarmark bo偶onarodzeniowy.

S艂ynne niemieckie jarmarki bo偶onarodzeniowe odbywaj膮 si臋 w wielu miastach i miasteczkach. Przyci膮gaj膮 one nie tylko turyst贸w, ale i mieszka艅c贸w. To nie tylko okazja do zakupu bo偶onarodzeniowych prezent贸w, ale tak偶e 艣wietne miejsce do spotka艅 w gronie przyjaci贸艂, kt贸re uatrakcyjnia grzane wino. 馃檪 Wi臋kszo艣膰 jarmark贸w odbywa si臋 od ko艅ca listopada a偶 do Bo偶ego Narodzenia.

Germany – Potsdam

Potsdam, Germany
Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam is a lovely town just outside Berlin. Some people even say, not to go to Berlin, but only to Potsdam. 馃檪 I think both places are worth visiting! And when you’re planning to visit Berlin, find also time to go to Potsdam. It’s very easy to get there from Berlin and you won’t regret! 馃檪

The most popular attraction in Potsdam is Sanssouci Park where you’ll find a botanical garden and many palaces. It’s the place where you want to be on a sunny day. 馃檪

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Poczdam to urocze miasto tu偶 pod Berlinem. S艂ysza艂am nawet opinie, 偶e nie warto zwiedza膰 Berlin, a lepiej od razu wybra膰 si臋 do Poczdamu. 馃檪 Wydaje mi si臋 jednak, 偶e oba miejsca s膮 warte odwiedzenia! Je偶eli Poczdam nie by艂 w Waszych planach to zdecydowanie zarezerwujcie dla niego dzie艅. Bardzo 艂atwo dojecha膰 tam z Berlina i my艣l臋, 偶e nie b臋dziecie 偶a艂owa膰! 馃檪

Najpopularniejsz膮 atrakcj膮 w Poczdamie jest Park Sanssouci. Znajdziecie tam m.in. ogr贸d botaniczny i pi臋kne pa艂ace – to idealne miejsce na spacer! 馃檪