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Caitlin Griffin’s Germany

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Oststraße 34, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany
At the kitschy Schnappmuseum, you’ll find a flavor of the fruity spirit for everyone on your list. This appeared in the August/September 2014 issue.
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Innsbrucker Str. 13, 82481 Mittenwald, Germany
Explore German beer past and present at the Brewery Mittenwald, which has made its lagers since 1808. This appeared in the August/September 2014 issue.
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In Elmau 2, 82493 Krün, Germany
It’s easy to see Sound of Music parallels at the Schloss Elmau, a sprawling temple of wellness and culture (Turkish baths! Piano concerts! Grassy hills made for yodeling!) surrounded by mountain peaks. This appeared in the August/September 2014...
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Obermarkt 31, 82481 Mittenwald, Germany
Trade the wurst for Italian specialities such as salami-flecked calabrese at Osteria Viola, a local favorite. This appeared in the August/September 2014 issue.
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Ballenhausgasse 3, 82481 Mittenwald, Germany
Immerse yourself in Mittenwald’s violin history at the Geigenbaumuseum. On-site luthiers demonstrate violin carving. This appeared in the August/September 2014 issue.
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Tropical-Islands-Allee 1, 15910 Krausnick, Germany
Though not really a tropical island, the indoor resort called "Tropical Islands" outside of Berlin makes for a great (albeit unusual) day trip. Located inside a former Soviet air hanger, the building has been converted into a biosphere with a...