Five days in Germany allowed me to get in touch with my roots. My ancestry is part German so I thought time in Germany would be a great opportunity to see the “Vaterland”.

My favorite place in Germany was Rothenburg, or “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” in German. This city is located in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken, which is situated in the Franconia region of Bavaria. Rothenburg has a well-preserved and picturesque medieval old town, which I found amazing.

Restaurants in Rothenburg have delicious food and I found myself indulging in some of the best Germany has to offer. One specialty I enjoyed was Sauerkraut and Bratwurst. If you’ve never had Sauerkraut or heard of it, it’s a sour cabbage and staple in Eastern European cooking. Bratwurst, also referred to as simply “brat,” is sausage that is usually made of beef, pork, or veal. I can’t comment on the German beer since I was not one to drink at the time. However, I’m sure if I find myself there again, I’ll definitely try some beers that Germany is famous for.

After Rothenburg, I visited Munich, Dachau, Heidelberg, and Cologne. Sadly a visit to Berlin wasn’t on the itinerary, but hey, it’s an excuse to return one day. I definitely see a trip to Eastern Europe, with a stop in Berlin and some beer drinking in my future.

Daniel's travels to Germany

Berlin, Germany

Rothenberg, Germany

Munich, Germany

Dachau, Germany

Heidelberg, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Sachsenhausen, Germany