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Potsdam: The Perfect Day Trip from Berlin

Potsdam: The Perfect Day Trip from Berlin

We can’t say enough about Potsdam. Just 15 miles southwest of Berlin, the former royal seat of Prussia can easily be reached on the S-Bahn. This makes it the most popular day trip from the city, for tourists and locals alike. You can look forward to lovely palaces and alluring gardens in this jewel of a

How to Discover Nazi Munich

How to Discover Nazi Munich

With its banks, factories and business centers, Munich may at first appear staid and stable. But the city has a volatile past, especially during the years when Hitler and his Nazi Party began their first violent grabs for power. From the beer halls where he gathered his supporters to the Town Hall where Goebbels inaugurated

Why You Should Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

Why You Should Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

For visitors to Germany who want to connect with the country’s imperial past, it’s hard to beat Neuschwanstein Castle. A short drive outside of Munich, this incredible castle is perched on a cliff high above a valley. The gorgeous rooms of the castle are enough of an attraction on their own, but equally astounding are the

Central Europe’s Best Christmas Markets

Central Europe’s Best Christmas Markets

If you’re planning a Central European vacation over the holidays, you’re in luck because you’ll get to experience some of the Continent’s most festive and atmospheric holiday markets. Salzburg, Vienna and Munich host very popular markets each year, with live music and cultural activities alongside delicious traditional food, seasonal sweets and hot drinks. So enjoy the holidays, and explore Central

A Walk along Munich’s Isar River

A Walk along Munich’s Isar River

Munich is a city famous for its beerhalls, markets and vibrant urban atmosphere. But many visitors don’t realize that just beyond the cobblestones, Munich also offers beautiful natural landscapes. Munich’s Isar River runs practically through the center of the city and offers numerous diversions for travelers looking to trade the streets for trails while enjoying pleasant views

Dictatorial, in a Good Way

Dictatorial, in a Good Way

We arranged a 12 day tour of Central Europe for Jing Lu and her family, taking in Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Our guests describe what it’s like to travel with JayWay better than we ever could! I am so blessed to have found JayWay Travel. Jayway planned our trip and executed it to such