The Best of Germany

October 14, 2013 by  
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By Samuel Phineas Upham

There are so many things I love about Germany: The people, the culture, the sites, and the food. It’s hard to encompass my favorites in one, short blog post, but there are a few things about the country that everyone must experience. Here they are in no particular order:

The Opera House in Dresden, Germany: This is an amazing opera house and concert hall. The unique venue is used to showcase various symphonies as well as the world-famous Semperoper ballet. Although it opened in 1841, the Opera House in Dresden still attracts tourists in crowds.

Cologne Cathedral: The Cologne Cathedral is a spectacular sight to see. It’s a Roman Catholic Church that has been around since 1248. It photographs beautifully.

Neuschwanstein: Castles are always intriguing, and this 19th century Romanesque Revival palace is no different. Set on a rocky mount above a little village in southwest Bavaria, this enchanted palace is taken straight out of a storybook. If you want to see the rooms (once only inhabited by the “shy” King Ludwig II) make sure to purchase tickets for the guided tour.

Oktoberfest: If your travel schedule works out, you should definitely visit Germany during Oktoberfest. This world-famous festival is held in the city of Munich and lasts for16 days. Arrive late September and you will be enjoying all the festivities until the first weekend in October. It has been a yearly celebration in Germany since 1810.

Bavarian sausages: Germany is famous for their sausages and for good reason! Bavarian sausages are absolutely mouth-watering, especially when paired with a side of sweet mustard and a Bavarian pretzel. Don’t forget that glass of German beer to go along with it!

About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phin on his Samuel Phineas Upham website orFacebook page.



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