Around Lake Neuchâtel – what to see: Neuchatel, Biel, Murten

In this part we look at what there is to see from the north around Lake Neuchâtel: around the city of Neuchâtel, Lake Biel and Lake Murten.

Lake Neuchâtel is a very decent size, so the reachability of certain attractions will depend on where you have accomodation. For example, for Estavayer, which I talked about in the previous part, all the sights from the east and south will be quite easily accessible, but the mountains on the other side of the lake are rather far away. Although once by car you can also go there.

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What to see in Brandenburg on the map. Part 2

We go further with the topic what to see in Brandenburg. This time I describe the regions north of the A10 autobahn. The main place is here Potsdam.

Of course, apart from Berlin and Potsdam, Spreewald, there are not many truly interesting sights in Brandenburg left. There are several ruins of monasteries, many castles rebuilt and converted to other needs, there are a huge number of lakes, but the Brandenburgers were somewhat less fortunate with cultural trips for the day.

Next maps:
North – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
South – Brandenburg What to see. Part 1
East – Baltic sea coast. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from Lübeck to Rostock, Saxony-Anhalt North

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90+ parks and gardens in Germany on the map

In France, there is a special website that lists all available gardens and parks, down to the smallest amateur ones. It can be difficult to assess the level of the garden there. In Germany, there is no such site, and finding gardens and parks is not so easy: gardening farms will come up with a search.

In this topic I collect German gardens, parks and flower fields that I know. Gardens at palaces, if they are important as an independent unit, are also indicated.

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North Black Forest. What to see map

Sights of the North Black Forest on the map. There are mainly resort and semi-resort towns with thermal pools, relatively low (compared to the High Black Forest), but rather steep hills.

Adjacent maps:
Around Stuttgart
Alsace. Part 1
Middle Black Forest. Part 1

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Black Forest what to see. 2. From Gengenbach to Wildkirch

Black Forest what to see in the middle part from Gengenbach to Waldkirch. This is a heart of Black Forest, with the most interesting sights.

Maps around
North – Part 1 of the Sights in the Middle Black Forest
East – Swabian Alb
South – High and Southern Black Forest
West – Elsass

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Attractions of Black Forest (Schwarzwald). 1. From Altensteig to Gengenbach

Map of the Middle Black Forest, from Altensteig to Gengenbach. There are two cards in the topic.

Adjacent maps:
Nord Black Forest Sights
East – Swabian Alb
South Part 2 From Gengenbach to Waldkirch, South Black Forest Sights
West – Elsass. Part 1

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From Bregenz to Innsbruck. What to visit

Voralberg is a very mountainous region, where even the highways mostly run in tunnels, and there are several toll sections with fees independent of a general Austrian vignette. The main attractions are mountains, entertainment – they are the same. There are many cable cars (I will not list everything), rope parks are relatively common, but other entertainment infrastructure is spreading slowly in this region. It is designed more for hiking and extreme sports (especially rock climbing).

Maps around:
West – Lake Constance
North – Allgau

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Bavaria. What to do in Allgäu map

What to do in Allgäu? Hiking, climbing montains, visiting palaces. In Allgäu there are such tourist monsters as Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Füssen, but no less interesting for hikers and natur lovers are Oberstdorf mountains and the Zugspitze Arena (around Reutte).

Maps around:
West – Swabian Alb, Lake Constance
North – Attractions around Munich
East – Oberbayern
South – from Bregenz to Innsbruck

What to do in Allgäu map / Allgäu Karte
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Brandenburg What to see. 1

Everything worthy to visit around Berlin. In the first part – south of Autobahns 10 and 12 (regions of Seenland Oder-Spree, Dahme-Spreewald, Spreewald and Lausitz).

Next maps:
North – What to see in Brandenburg on the map. Part 2
South – Saxony North
East – Saxony Anhalt North
Dresden attractions

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North sea Germany vacation. Things to do

The North Sea in this part is called Wattenmeer. This is such a sea-swamp – the ebb tide goes far, leaving a minimum amount of water and the ability to walk on the sand for kilometers. The watt is visible on the map – gray shading.

Adjacent map of Schleswig-Holstein

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Upper Normandy tourist attractions. 1. Seine-Maritime

Main Upper Normandy tourist attractions are a picturesque Alabaster coast with chalk cliffs. The castles here and there are in most cases not the most outstanding and more like the estates of not too rich nobles. Nice villages with old houses. Calvados and Camembert. Gardens planted by talented gardeners. The beaches are pebbly, in some places at low tide you can find sand, which becomes more in the north.

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Friuli Venezia Giulia region. What to see

Friuli Venezia Giulia region map is useful for those who rest in Bibione, Grado and Trieste (or of course in other cities of the region).

Bibione is a kind of a resort for those who prefer not to get off the beach. The sights are quite far away, only exit to the highway costs up to half an hour’s drive. This is especially difficult on a hot day. Nevertheless, there are plenty of attractions for a couple of weeks of holiday.

There are public transport option from Bibione here.

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Lower Normandy. Attractions Calvados and Orne on the map

Attractions Calvados deserves a closer look: cider, cheese, calvados, picturesque old towns and trendy resorts nearby – all within daytime road trips. And the beaches are wonderful everywhere. The whole line of beaches is also connected with the history of D Day, for the places of which I give a separate map.

Perhaps few will get to Orne, it is too far from the sea, but it makes sense to study the map of Orne too – maybe you will want to stop there for a couple of days on the way.

Next maps:
North and East – Eure, Seine-Maritime – 1
South and West – Manche

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Lower Normandy Map. Manche attractions

We were in Brittany and Upper Normandy, but Lower Normandy remained unexplored for us. Let’s look, what interesting is there and begin with Manche attractions.
The beaches are beautiful and sandy almost everywhere, but Manche has also rocks.

There are two maps in this post.

Lower Normandy. Calvados and Orne. What to visit
Upper Normandy tourist attractions. 1. Seine-Maritime
Rouen old town
Brittany. 1. Ille et Villaine. Saint Malo

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Rimini region map. What to visit

Of course, you can get to Venice and Florence from Rimini, and many people drive for one day. But it is very tiring both by car and by public transport and makes no sense. Another potential long-distance excursion is the Grotte di Frasassi stalactite cave (, but it is more suitable for those accomodation around Ancona.

Much more real are Bologna, Ravenna, Ferrara, which are easily accessible both by train and by car, and Urbino (train to Pesaro plus bus).

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Brittany. 1. Ille et Villaine. Saint Malo

Brittany (Bretagne) on the maps seemed somehow quite easily “explorable”, especially since the first time we decided to take a car, remembering from previous trips that traveling in France without a car creates some, in some places significant, problems. In reality, the region turned out to be huge and interesting. However, the vast distances make it impossible to explore Brittany in any detail in a week.

You have to choose what is characteristic of Brittany and drive a lot, or explore one small piece, hoping to see other parts next time.

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Harz Map of attractions. Part 1 – from Goslar to Bad Sachsa

Harz offers a lot of attractions. All of them you will not be able to visit even in two trips. Let’s look what can you visit on the Harz map. In the first part – West Harz from Goslar to Bad Sachsa and from Einbeck to Brocken.

Among Harz attractions:

  • old cities, two of which are included in the UNESCO list,
  • stalactite caves,
  • old mines,
  • a narrow gauge railway network operated by steam locomotives
  • Mount Brocken (the most famous meeting place for witches),
  • castles and palaces,
  • system of mountain reservoirs for mines,
  • various mountain activities and hiking.

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Salzkammergut best places to visit

Salzkammergut best places to visit and a little around it – on the map. The lakes mainly offer relaxing, water activities and hiking / biking tours, and many horse farms. There are not many additional entertainments except natur.

Next map to south – Dachstein, Pongau, Tennengau
Next map to west – Oberbayern, Niederbayern

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Harz map. Center and East – from Wernigerode to Tilleda

We continue to explore the seesightings of Harz mountains. There are two maps in this topic: the central part from Wernigerode to Nordhausen and the eastern part with Sangerhausen and Quedlinburg.

West Harz from Goslar to Göttingen.
Description of different cities – by #Harz.
Coast of Germany. Lower Saxony and Hamburg. What to visit
Luneburg Heath

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Franconian Switzerland and Upper Palatinate. Map of attraction

Regions north and east from Nuremberg to Bayreuth and the Czech border – Franconian Switzerland (Fränkische Schweiz) and Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz).

Maps around:
North – Nothern Bavaria
South-East – Bavarian Forest, Lower Bavaria
South – Frankonian Lakes
West – Romantik Frankonia

Fränkische Schweiz Oberpfalz
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Jungfrau region Map

In this post you find the Jungfrau region map with Brienz and Thun lakes and the valleys on the right and left of the Jungfrau, but without going over to the southern side of the mountains.

To be able to more clearly see the names, the map is further split into pieces. More detailed maps are also available in separate topics.

Jungfrau Region Sehenswürdigkeiten und Reiseziele Karte / Jungfrau region map
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Lake Constance map of attractions

Lake Constance (Bodensee) is one of the most favorite places of vacation. And this is its main drawback for everyone who wants to relax. For those who are not disturbed by the crowds of walking, skating, swimming and eating, there are a lot of advantages: clean water, equipped beaches and warm pools, water sports and entertainment, numerous asphalt roads for pedestrians and cyclists along the shore and between vineyards, delicious food, fresh trout from the lake, finally enough attractions if everything else gets bored.

All posts – #bodensee
Maps nearby:
North – Swabian Alb
East – Allgäu
South-East – From Bregenz to Innsbruck
West – Along the Rhine, South and High Black Forest

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Attractions. Schleswig-Holstein. Map

Sights of northern Germany on the Schleswig-Holstein map. Most of the attractions of this region are related to the beaches and nature. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea have their own different characters. But there are also old towns, open-air museums, interesting technical buildings here – everything for a relaxing and interesting vacation.

Schleswig-Holstein Karte Sehenswürdigkeiten
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