Jaap van 't Veen's photos with the Beieren

Germany - Rabenstein Castle

Germany - Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle (Burg Rabenstein) lies in the heart of Franconian Switzerland, nestled on a rock high above the valley of the river Ailsbach. It is situated along the so called (famous) “Castle Road’, which connects more than 90 castles in Germany.

Th…
Added on November 26, 2018

Germany - Memmelsdorf, Seehof Palace

Germany - Memmelsdorf, Seehof Palace
Seehof Palace (Schloss Seehof) was built from 1686 as a summer residence for the Bamberg Prince-Bishops. The palace is often Marquardsburg after its founder called Marquard Sebastian von Schenk von Stauffenberg. This Prince-Bishop loved the rural area aro…
Added on November 23, 2018

Germany - Franconian Switzerland, Tüchersfeld

Germany - Franconian Switzerland, Tüchersfeld
Franconian Switzerland (Fränkische Schweiz) is a well known tourist area between the cities of Nürnberg, Bayreuth and Bamberg. The region is a natural wonderland featuring soft rolling forested hills, steep cliffs and green river valleys. It is a backdrop…
Added on November 12, 2018

Germany - Gößweinstein, Basilica of the Holy Trinity

Germany - Gößweinstein, Basilica of the Holy Trinity
It is said that already in 1071 a chapel have stood on the place of the present basilica. In 1240 the chapel was converted into a spacious church dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The earliest official mention of a church in Gößweinstein however can be found…
Added on November  9, 2018

Germany - Bamberg, Old Town Hall

Germany - Bamberg, Old Town Hall
There is quite a story - don’t know if it is true - around the construction of the old town hall (,i>Altes Rathaus): the bishop of Bamberg refused to allocate land to the city’s residents for the construction of a town hall. This prompted the townsfolk to…
Added on October 29, 2018

Germany - Bamberg, ‘Little Venice’

Germany - Bamberg, ‘Little Venice’
Bamberg - first mentioned officially in the year 902 - is built on seven hills and calls itself ‘Franconian Rome’.
The city has a well preserved historical centre; for its historical architecture and preserved heritage, the whole old town of Bamberg is s…
Added on October 26, 2018

Germany - Oberstdorf, Söllereck

Germany - Oberstdorf, Söllereck
Söllereck is family friendly ski area offering easy and intermediate ski runs with a total of 12 km of slopes. It has one cable car and four ski-lifts. At the base station is a large area for children.

The Söllereck ski area is situated between the elev…
Added on July 30, 2018

Germany - Oberstdorf, Fellhorn area

Germany - Oberstdorf, Fellhorn area
The Fellhorn/Kanzelwand ski area is located on the border between Germany and Austria. It has fourteen cable cars and lifts with a total of thirty-six kilometers of slopes. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 920 and 1.967 m.

The…
Added on December  1, 2017

Germany - Oberstdorf, Breitachklamm

Germany - Oberstdorf, Breitachklamm
The river Breitach has cut a deep canyon into the rocks of the Bavarian Alps, almost on the border between Austria and Germany, just south of Oberstdorf. The most interesting part of the gorge is a couple of hundred meters long. On some places the steep w…
Added on October 26, 2017

Germany - Ansbach, Orangery

Germany - Ansbach, Orangery
The Ansbach Residence (Residenz Ansbach or Markgrafenschloß) was the government seat of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. The palace (PiP 3) has its own court garden with an orangery, although it has always been separated from the palace by other build…
Added on August 21, 2017

Germany - Oberstdorf, Nebelhorn

Germany - Oberstdorf, Nebelhorn
The legendary view from the Nebelhorn at a height of 2.224 m towards ‘400 mountain peaks’ with Zugspitze, Lechtaler Alps and Swiss mountains.
Added on June 13, 2017

Germany - Bolsterlang

Germany - Bolsterlang
View from the trail from Hörnerbahn mountain station to Berghaus Schwaben into the Valley of the River Iller nearby Oberstdorf.
Added on February  9, 2017

Germany - Donaustauf, Walhalla

Germany - Donaustauf, Walhalla
The Walhalla - modeled on the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens - is a Hall of Fame to honor German speaking artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, politicians and other historic men and women. (For me as a Dutchman it was a bit odd to see some fa…
Added on November 30, 2016

Germany - Burghausen

Germany - Burghausen
Burghausen was first mentioned in an official document in the year 1025. But excavations at the castle have shown that the area has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. The town has developed over thousands years, but it is not possible to say how long th…
Added on October 17, 2016

Germany - Füssen, Forggensee

Germany - Füssen, Forggensee
Forggensee (Lake Forggen), a man made storage reservoir between Füssen and Roßhaupten, created in 1954, when the River Lech was dammed for the first time to create the Lechsee Lake. Forggensee is the fifth-largest lake in Bavaria, with a surface area of…
Added on July  5, 2016

Germany - Oberstdorf

Germany - Oberstdorf
The huge village meadow of Oberstdorf is dotted with old barns. Being as flat as a pancake it is an ideal place for walking, biking and in winter for cross country skiing.

The panorama - a stitch of three pictures - is showing the Allgäu Alps nearby Ober…
Added on April 16, 2016

Germany - Oberstdorf, Oytal

Germany - Oberstdorf, Oytal
Oytal is a valley in the south of Oberstdorf and gets its name from the river Oybach. The valley is situated on an altitude of 1.000 meters. In the winter it ‘ends’ at the Berggasthof Oytalhaus, about 5 km’s from Oberstdorf. Besides walking and cycling (s…
Added on February 10, 2016

Germany - Oberstdorf

Germany - Oberstdorf
Our first morning ever in Oberstdorf.
Can you imagine we fell in love with the town ??
Added on February 17, 2015