Monday, 24 November 2014

Tower Room In A Castle

I love fairy-tales. I have often imagined living in a Castle like a fairy-tale heroine!
The explorer in me wants to travel, loves to travel and has many places on her wish-list to explore. 
Black Forest in Germany is one such place. 

We all might be familiar with the Black Forest Cake and might have tasted it.

Black-Forest-Cake

Did you know that the name of the cake has been derived from the German dessert that literally means "Black Forest cherry-torte” that originated in Germany? 

As I love Black Forest cake so much, I have plans to visit its place of origin & try it out! Yummy! 
The foodie in me wants to eat such delectable treats!

Dreaming of visiting Germany, I looked for my choice online using Airbnb.

Destination- Black Forest, Germany
I was delighted to find ‘a little room in a castle tower’! 

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Tower room in a little castle ; Pic used with permission from Airbnb
Property- Tower room in our little castle
Location- Lahr/Schwarzwald, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany


This matched my search criteria requirements perfectly! 
Ever since I read about Rapunzel, who stayed in a tower room, I have dreamt to do the same! 
Now is my chance!
Would be so much fun to stay in a Castle, that too near the Black Forest, Germany that I dream to visit!
This tower room in the castle looks cool & comfortable!

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Tower room in a little castle

Extra travel location info provided by the host is-
“Explore Lahr and the Black Forest. Visit the Europa Park in only 20 min.”

Additional info about the neighborhood made my choice attractive-
Quiet area with less traffic. In summer time, you can visit the Terassenbad and Stadtparl of Lahr. 5 minutes by car to the railway station.”

The accommodation has amenities like free Wireless Internet, SAT-TV, Heating, Coffee machine etc.

As I am a non-smoker and can’t stand passive-smoking or cigarette fumes, I love the House Rule- “NO smoking in the room and house!”

I was delighted to access info about this home away from home thanks to Airbnb
Airbnb offers us a chance to Rent unique places to stay from local hosts in 190+ countries
It is a website where locals across the world offer their homes to stay for travellers, who are looking for interesting/comfortable spaces to stay while they travel. As travel is also about learning local culture, interacting with the public and being safe, Airbnb offers all this and more including -
Discovering Amazing Places
Booking A Stay
Feeling At Home With The Hosts While Travelling

Distinct locales around the world viz. the unique castle that I chose, available for accommodation, are thus accessible at the touch of a mouse-button. It’s convenient to choose where we wish to stay as per our plan!

In my case, I just looked for “Black Forest Germany” and I got a host of options from which I could pick and choose and confirm my host! 

www.airbnb.co.in/c/as246?s=8

Airbnb offers all the readers of my Blog, who sign up with Airbnb, a travel credit of Rs 1,500 to use toward a new reservation i.e. for your first booking.
 
Apart from earning/saving 1500 Rupees, start the discoveries-
With Airbnb, explore across the seas, save the memories & say Cheese!



Do you dream to stay in a Castle? What type of accommodation interests you?
Top post on IndiBlogger.in, the community of Indian Bloggers

Linking it with-
ABC Wednesday- T for Travel, Tower...
Our World Tuesday
Two Shoes In Texas- Wants
Worded Wednesday#62

81 comments:

  1. the cake looks yummy! ans the castle is amazing! it makes me dream of being in a fairy land :D

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    1. Truly Ankita! How we love yummy cakes & such castles :)

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  2. Cute castle and delicious cake

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    1. Indeed! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Very interesting and informative!

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  4. Quite a post,Anita! So tempting your cake is!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Uppalji! That was my b'day cake :)

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  5. Black forest is super romantic place...And much like much of Germany not travelled by us Indians...maximum people travel to Germany for Oktoberfest..Castles in Black forest are super places...Would love to visit it...Great article ...DO write more abt such places!!

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    1. Thanks for so many details, Nikhil :)
      Yes, Oktoberfest is very famous. Castles & cakes are great too.
      Indians do visit Europe. Germany is very much on must-visit list :)
      Thanks for your support!

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  6. Yummy cake :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and also telling me about indivine.. :-)

    tc.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Deepika.
      As you are new to IB & voted for my post, it was my pleasure to share with you :)

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  7. The cake Looks yummy <3


    www.theeche.com

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    1. Indeed! Tasted yummy too!
      Thanks for your maiden comment!

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  8. Black forest cake is so yummy.
    Black Forest, Germany is a wonderful place to visit. We had loads of fun, when we visited two years back. Hope you get to visit soon.

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    1. Thanks for sharing & for your wishes!
      Hope I get to visit too like you :)

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  9. Black forest cake looks yummy :). Thanks for telling the story behind fav cake and castle took me to fantasy world.

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    1. Glad you found this useful, MeenalSonal :)
      My pleasure. Always wonderful to visit fantasy world!

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    1. Isn't it available or are you on a diet, Ananya?! I forget all diets when I see desserts! :D

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  11. Awesome way of writing it Anita :)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Alok :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & reading :)

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  13. I didnt know the connection between the cake and the place.
    It looks amazing though! :D

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    1. Thanks Pooja!
      I wished to visit when I learnt of the connection between the cake and the region in Germany :)

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  14. Oh, that castle looks amazing! Amazing pick, Anita! How I wish to stay in there someday.

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    1. Thanks Arti! Glad you liked my choice!
      Do register on the site & you too can pick & choose & plan for your next travel :)

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  15. Your apartment looks wonderful! Are you going to grow your like Rapunzel? The cake must have been heavenly!
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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    1. Thanks for your wonderful words, Wil!
      No, my hair isn't a fraction of Rapunzel's hair :) Yes, the cake was heavenly.
      You have a great week too!

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  16. I love black forest cake but i like your choice of the apartment even better! Have a great holiday in Germany!

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice words & wishes! But, I am yet to visit Germany! This is the dream-stage! :)
      Great to hear from you :)

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  17. The answer is yes :D impressive place & cake! :)

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    1. Glad you liked, Teny! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. Yum cake and the tower room ... awesome Anita .. And dear the castle looks Beeeaaauutiiful ...........(swooning ) All the best fro the journey :) loved the bit of info about the Black forest cake !

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    1. Thanks Kokila! Wonderful indeed :)
      Journey is in dream stage :) Thanks for your advance wishes!

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  19. I have been to both Germany and Austria a few years ago an both countries were great to visit. Black Forest cake is really yummy and has bee a favourite of mine for years. I do hope you manage to visit your dream holiday destination and let down you hair like Rapunzel did.

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    1. Thank you so much for your warm words and wishes :)
      Letting my hair down like Rapunzel sounds fun... if only I had looong hair like her :)

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  20. So I guess when you WANT something so much, it can become reality. Looks like a precious place to stay. Cherries and chocolate can't be beat!

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    1. Truly Val :)
      That's what Coelho's Alchemist book says- The whole Universe conspires if we really WANT something so much!
      Thanks for the reminder! There is hope :)

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  21. My Grandma used to bake it ! Delicious ! I also want to be a princess in a castle !
    Gattina
    ABC Wednesday Team
    http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's lovely to know, Gattina! Thanks for sharing.
      How we miss our Grandmas...
      Let us be princesses in a castle! What fun :)

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  22. Do you have to write such posts when I have no leaves in sight?

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    1. I'm smiling reading your comment :)
      May you soon have leaves & cool holiday destinations like these that make you say Cheese :)

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  23. I love this little tower room, what a fun place to stay! Germany is a beautiful country, I lived there for 2-1/2 years when I was in my 20's. It was an experience I will never forget. My son was born there too! :-) Black Forrest Cake is delicious!

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    1. We love cake & also places like these that are fun!
      Your son was born there too- That's great to learn :)
      Thanks for sharing your special memories, Josie!

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  24. Loved your presentation...cake looks delish♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/sky-tipping/

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    1. Glad you liked it, Laurie :) Cake tasted delicious too :)

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  25. Loved the history and your virtual travel :)

    Thanks for linking with Abracabadra, Anita!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Ruchira :)
      Hope this virtual travel becomes real soon!

      My pleasure!

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  26. Yummy cake !!! My fav too :-D and the castle looks so full of myths and mystery... a very enjoyable post for your readers Anita :-)

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    1. Agree with you, Mani! Both the cake & the castle are nice :)
      Delighted that you liked reading this.

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  27. Reminds me of my drive through the black forest, very romantic. :)
    Hope you get to your BF cake there soon.

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    1. Yes, the feedback is that the place is very romantic!
      Thanks for your hearty wish, Indrani!

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  28. The castle looks great - but did you HAVE to tempt me with that cake? :)

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    1. Sugar-free cakes are available these days, Sureshji :) :)

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  29. This place looks cool too :) I have stayed in castle in Scotland,its a different experience altogether.

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    1. So you have already stayed in a castle! Wonderful :)
      Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Wow! That tower room looks amazing! And the cake looks delicious. :) I had dinner in a small castle once, in Denmark. Pretty cool. I'd love to stay in one someday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica :)
      Great to learn of your experience! Hope we get to stay in a castle soon!

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  31. Beautiful Castle , small beautiful room and a delicious cake ! great occasion

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    1. Thanks Yogi! Great to have you visiting :)

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  32. Wow I did not know that about Black Forest cake. Airbnb looks like a promising site too. I must explore especially the bit about staying in homes in other countries.

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    1. I discovered the info about Black Forest cake much later than I got introduced to the cake, Rachna :)
      Do register with Airbnb (using my referral link!) & explore the large number of accommodation choices available worldwide.

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  33. Interesting place. Great photos of the beautiful tower

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    1. Thanks for visiting my Blog & for your appreciation, Jarek :)
      The Tower room's pics are courtesy Airbnb :)

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  34. Awww ... this place looks dreamy n cake looks yummy :) I too have my fav picks from airbnb listing, gonna post them soon ;)

    We stayed at one at dublin it was a beautiful apartment at a quiet neighborhood :)

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    1. Thanks a lot for sharing! Dublin apartment stay sounds great :)
      Looking forward to your Airbnb pick :)

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  35. That castle and its towers look fabulous indeed.

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    1. Truly! Like from a fairytale book :)
      Thanks for reading!

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  36. Now since you have planned to visit black forest you can't go without your soul sis :) btw you would surely love the black forest cake in Germany it tastes nothing like we tasted elsewhere, the portion served is huge and sure to get tipsy as it's loaded with rum :)

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    1. Sure Soul-sis! Ready to go back-packing together :)
      Yes, the cake will have its own taste in Germany, just like all the places of origin boast of unique offerings :)
      Being a teetotaler, lemme see how I can manage the Rum!!!

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  37. I am fairytale freak. and I loved your yummy post very much. Thanks for the detailed information. happy journey!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by & for sharing such nice words, Rekhaa :)
      Welcome to my Blog!
      This is just a dream destination! Yet to embark on the journey :)

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  38. That looks like an amazing place to stay! So beautiful! I hope you go and eat your cake.

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    1. Lovely to get your maiden comment here, Sarah :)
      Thanks for your wonderful words :)

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  39. This is very nice work. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful work with us. If anyone interested to buy beautiful apartment You can easily buy from Detroit real estate

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