Baden-Baden is the most famous spa town in Germany. It is in the southwestern part of the country, not far from Strasbourg, France. The city has had its present name since 1931. It combines two words meaning "bathe", repeated in order to distinguish from the city Baden in Austria and another Baden in Switzerland.


Munich is the third largest city in Germany. Its name is actually derived from the Old German and means “by the monks”. It was first mentioned in the 12th century.  


Till 1990 this city was the capital of the Federal Republic, now it is one of the most important cultural and political cities. We visited this city just for a half of the day while we were on a small tour that also included Cologne and Düsseldorf, which I describe in my later posts.