I have only been to Germany once, but I fell absolutely in love. There are so many small, hidden towns in Germany that are so incredibly beautiful, they look like they belong in a Disney Fairy-Tale book. Some of the towns below are quite possibly the inspiration of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales, which include
Venture just north of Lake Tahoe in California, and you will discover the historic mountain town of Truckee. You can drive there in a few hours from San Francisco or Sacramento and leave city life far behind.