An pictoral adventure shared by the following travelers: Eugene & Tisama, Peg, Lisa & Ralph, Chuck & Heide.

Most of this family group can trace their ancestral roots back to the Fatherland, Germany. They came together from the far reaches of the earth to share in and partake of the cultural, pictoral, liboral, and gastranoral delights of the "Old Country". (Please pardon my newly hatched words for harmony's sake. I hope you get the picture.)  Yes, they hail from Thailand, California, Florida and Chicago and now Germany may never be the same. After trespassing down numerous paths, roads and wrecking vehicular havoc all over the beautiful German highway system, all had to vacate quickly from the approaching floods. The world can only hope that they will not have such an impact on the next place they visit.

All the food and drink was fabulous with only a few minor quirks. Americans accustomed to ice and iced beverages such as lemonade and iced tea are out of luck. Forget your favorite mixed drink as the Germans don't have many options for that. But you can savor all the great beers and wines you could wish for at prices less than a coke. German bartenders really have it easy.

The great scenery speaks for itself in all the pictures I took. Nothing in the U.S. can compare with the storybook grandeur of what makes Germany a world class destination. Germany enjoys a standard of living that rivals any country and Europe as a whole provides a safe and secure trip as any that one would enjoy back home in the good ol' U.S. of A.

Many great memories have been made and the adventure was a huge success. We were never lost and always knew exactly where we were, although we didn't always agree on how to get to where we were going. But, we were well equipped with the latest in GPS technology and two-way radio communications. We also were loaned a cell phone, known as a "Handy" in Germany. We could call ahead to make hotel reservations without ever having to stop. We were prepared and it really added to the enjoyment of the trip.

On the right are the dates and Regions visited. Click on the links for each region to see the picture albums. There are about 450 pictures chosen for the albums out of over 850 taken.

 (for printing and copyright information, see sidebar)

All photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 2500 digital camera.

August 28 Begin Journey
July 29,30 Heidelberg
July 30 Speyer
July 30 KAD
July 30 Frankenstein
July 30, 31 Eselsfuerth
August 31, 1, 2 Kaiserslautern
August 2 Stuttgart
August 2, 3 Meersburg
August 3 Luik's House,
August 3, 4 Neuschwanstein
August 4, 5 Starnburg
August 5, 6, 7 Garmisch
August 7, 8 Tegernsee
August 8 Ulm
August 8, 9, 10 Nuernberg
August 10 &11 Wartburg
August 10, 11, 12, 13 Ruedesheim
August 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 Return to
August 19 Return Home

Printing Information
If you want to print any of these with good quality, it is recommended that you use the original, higher resolution image that I have. Please email me,, with the photo number and I will be happy to email it to you. Of course, your success in receiving it via email depends on your email provider. Some do not allow large file sizes to transfer and may change them unexpectedly.

Copyright Information
All photos are copyright Chuck Schenk, 2002. Use and reproduction is only allowed for family members and personal friends and only for non-commercial use. All others must obtain written permission. All rights are reserved to the artist.