Germany and the Enclave Tour Fall 2015: Introduction

Germany and the enclave Tour 2015 autumn
Germany and the enclave Tour 2015 autumn

Travel note: I’m starting to write my Fall 2015 series on Germany and the Enclave!


As of now, the series is scheduled to run for the next 24 installments.

Update history

13/12/2015 « Part 8: Is it actually a German enclave? Beer Hall in Konstanz » was added, and because of that, the subsequent installments were moved up one by one.

2015/12/10 « Part 4: To Liechtenstein Faduz, Hotel and Meals » was added, and due to that, the subsequent parts were moved up one by one.

Nov. 30, 2015 « Part 2: Rent a car at Munich Central Station » was added, and because of that, subsequent parts were moved up one by one.

Part 1: Departures, my first Qatar Airways and buying a prepaid SIM from O2 (24 October 2015)

First of all, I can’t start my trip without it. I bought a prepaid SIM from a telecom company called O2 in Munich. Is it hard to connect with 3G all the time? I wonder if it will be OK in the future.

Part 2: Renting a car at Munich Central Station (October 25, 2015)

Full-scale sightseeing starts on this day. The first thing is to start. The 20th drive in Europe starts.

Part 3: Tour of the Alps in Germany (October 25, 2015)

Full-scale sightseeing starts on this day. We will attack the Alpine area along the Austrian border. Impressed by the beauty of autumn leaves in Bavaria!

Part 4: To Liechtenstein Faduz, Hotel and Meals (October 26, 2015)

First time in Liechtenstein. Enjoyed good wine and food in a nice hotel.

Part 5: Traveling through Liechtenstein Faduz (October 26, 2015)

Visiting small countries is one of the purposes of this trip. We stayed one night in Liechtenstein and went sightseeing in the morning of the next day. We were blessed with good weather. We also got a lot of wine.

Part 6: The City, Library and Monastery of St. Gallen (October 26, 2015)


Part 7: Büsingen, Germany in Switzerland (October 26, 2015)

The first enclave of this trip. However, the schedule was pushed and pushed and it was night when we arrived. In fact, this city has beautiful scenery and good hotel, should we have stayed here?

Part 8: Is it actually a German enclave? Beer Hall in Konstanz (October 26, 2015)

We had a hard time finding a place to eat, but we finally found a beer hall that was great.

Part 9: Is it actually a German enclave? An unexpectedly big deal in Konstanz! (October 27, 2015)

Is it actually a German enclave? But even though it’s a happy birthday, I have the biggest problem in my European driving history…

No. 10: World Heritage Site « Reichenau, Island of Monasteries » (October 27, 2015)

It is a very mysterious island that is recognized as a World Heritage Site. There is nothing to see here….

Part 11: Castle Tour « Hohenzollern Castle » and « Liechtenstein Castle » (October 27, 2015)

A tour of some minor castles in Germany because they are hard to get to. A castle tour.

Part 12: The Streets of Heidelberg (October 28, 2015)

I’ve been here many times already, but visited again to meet up with my parents.

Part 13: Rhine Valley Drive (October 28, 2015)

I had seen this scene on the train, but it was my first time to drive there. But unfortunately, the weather was bad.

No. 14: Vienna Philharmonic at the Cologne Philharmonie (October 28, 2015)

The first big highlight of this trip was the Vienna Philharmonic performance in Cologne. It was wonderful Beethoven.

Part 15: Aachen Cathedral, a small but gorgeous and beautiful World Heritage Site (October 29, 2015)

From this day, we went to Holland. But before that, we went to Aachen, which is near the border with Holland.

Part 16: The delightful Dutch & Belgian enclave « Haarle Nassau » = « Haarle Hertojo » (October 29, 2015)

Another great highlight here. It was just so funny!

Part 17: Kinderdijk, a scene synonymous with the Netherlands and the view of windmills (October 29, 2015)

It was close to Harle Nässau, so we stopped by. I was able to get in just in time.

Part 18: Gouda, a beautiful small town famous for its cheese (October 30, 2015)

After struggling with a place to stay, I picked the right city!

Part 19: The Kröller-Müller Museum, a collection of Van Gogh’s masterpieces in a beautiful park (October 30, 2015)

Finally, I could see that Van Gogh’s work in person. The autumn leaves in the park were beautiful.

Part 20: Bremen’s Marktplatz (October 31, 2015)

Familiar with various? I’ve always wanted to visit this city. There happened to be a Bundesliga match. The opponent was the team with the yellow uniform. I got a little tangled up with the supporters.

Episode 21: Is it really popular with Germans? Paderborn (October 30, 2015)

The sides fooled me! But what an interesting town it was.

Part 22: Bergparc Wilhelmshöhe, a World Heritage Site with very beautiful autumn leaves outside Kassel (November 1, 2015)

It would have been boring to go straight to Frankfurt, so we stopped by and it was a great decision! It was the best place to enjoy autumn leaves in this trip.

No. 23: Berliner Philharmoniker, Frankfurt (November 1, 2015)

The last big highlight of the trip. The performance was good, but…

Part 24: Rhine Valley Drive (November 2, 2015)

It was the day of our departure, but we still had a bit of time to visit again. And….