Oh really, anywhere in particular in Germany? Castle Heidelberg is interesting to photograph, since parts of it are ruined (blame the French), and whole walls are missing, which gives it a really flat look.
I took piano from 6 years old, violin from 9, and the pipe organ in high school, though I like to overlook my time spent in the marching band with mallet percussion because it was ewwww. I also majored in music composition for like, two minutes once. Hopefully you can do something with both, then.
Ah, sounds a lot like my boyfriend. He lived in California until he was 4 or 5 before coming back to New Jersey, but spent the rest of his life since then hardly leaving the tri-state area. Hopefully you'll get the chance to travel around some day.