I recently returned from Germany. While there are many interesting aspects of the country, I was struck by how romantic it was.
First, there was the Café Romantic across the street from a bookstore in Heidelberg–what a great combination!
We also saw the lovely Neuschwanstein castle, the charming town of Heidelberg at sunset, and many other sights. While they were beautiful, they also reminded me of the other kind of Romance: the idealization of nature and passion in literature and art. No wonder Germany had so many Romantic composers and writers in the 1700s and 1800s. They had plenty of inspiration around them.
Here are a few photos to get you inspired, wherever you are!