I must visit Bavaria, I've never been. Barely speak a word of German though and even trying hurts my mouth, I took a semester and bailed, moving on to French which my mouth much preferred. At least Bavarians are used to nobody, Germans included, understanding their dialect.
The photos look inviting, they almost could have been taken in Zurich, a place I adore, and another place where Germans must face an unintelligible dialect of their language (although I guess the Swiss and Bavarians would performatively insist that theirs are true and glorious freestanding languages and not mere dialects of German.
Yes indeed, everything is clean, well maintained, no rubble...
As for language, English is widely spoken.
Dialect or accent, i always remember ine day close to Muenchen telling a german colleague that i didn't know what was happening to my german, as i didn't catch much of what the other guy was saying. His answer was 'neither do I'.
This is so interesting, not least because there is so much beautifully preserved medieval architecture. It is so admirable that you take the opportunity to do some sight-seeing on these work trips, Whatagain. And equally admirable that you share what you saw with us here.
It will never stop being strange to see places that should be crowded, such as Bamberg's main square, so very empty because of the pandemic. On the other hand, it's kind of nice to be able to get such an unobstructed view.
You are so right about how a river running through or surrounding a city enhances its beauty.
In the picture in the very middle (7th from the top, also 7th from the bottom) in reply #3, are those double towers a city gate?
Also, what are the patties on the right side of the plate in the 4th picture of reply #1?
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It's funny how certain names still carry an evocative power even when one is not of the generation that was directly affected -- Messerschmidt Hotel! I imagine propellors and machine guns in the rooms...
Not having spent much time in Bavaria, I agree with fumobici that the architecture evokes parts of Switzerland to me even though the southern border of Bavaria is with Austria and not Switzerland. This just shows our embarrassing ignorance, and probably the Swiss and the Austrians would disown us, or at least shrug us off the same way I feel when people say that Alsatian architecture is German, but of course that is nothing compared to how I sputter with indignation when some people call this "Tudor" architecture.
Keep the pictures coming, whatagain -- we love them!