Munich to Thuringer WaldJuly 15, 2016 in Germany ⋅
We left Munich and headed north for Hamburg asking the Romantic Road, 350 kilometres of highway between Würzburg and Füssen in southern Germany, specifically in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, linking a number of picturesque towns and castles. In medieval times it was a trade route that connected the center of Germany with the south.
We drove through Dachau. The town is known for its proximity to the infamous Dachau concentration camp built in 1933 by the Nazis, in which tens of thousands of prisoners died.
Soon we were in the German countryside, once again enjoying views of little villages and farms.
Today, many farmers make use of solar power. Some install in rows in their fields, while others cover the roof of every building with panels 😃
Another form of power generation are the wind turbines scattered around the countryside. These generate as much as 7MW of power, with rotor diameters of over 125m and tower heights around 115m. We were lucky enough to see one of the blades being transported on a truck, and they are ENORMOUS. I'm glad I wasn't driving the truck!
Driving through Hohenaltheim, we came upon some creatures which looked very out of place....we found some Ostriches, yes strange but true 😆
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