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  • Day20

    The Eagle's Nest

    June 23, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    As I emerged from the Munich S-Bahn at Marienplatz, I had a feeling of déjà vu. I remembered having been at this exact spot with Mum and Dad during our trip to Germany many, many years ago. We sat outside under an umbrella in the square opposite the famous glockenspiel Clock Tower enjoying a German beer. Mum was so taken with the fine lager glasses that she put two in her handbag and I believe still has them. Munich was busy with Friday night revellers, but I resisted, and had an early night at the comfortable Blauer Bock Hotel nearby.

    This morning I set out on a trip to visit the Eagle’s Nest - part of Hitler’s mountain retreat, the Berghof. After a pleasant train journey from Munich, I arrived at the charming town of Berchtesgaden. From there a bus took us to Obersalzberg location of the now demolished Berghof, which in the 1930s became, surprisingly, the 2nd seat of the Nazi government after Berlin. Then a further specially constructed bus to cope with the steep climb up the mountain to Kehlsteinhaus (The Eagle’s Nest), where, with its panoramic views, Hitler entertained special guests. It is virtually the only building not to have been bombed or demolished, and now serves as a restaurant / bar.

    To reach the summit you had to walk through a long tunnel constructed in 1938 and take a beautiful copper decorated lift to the top. What fabulous 360 degree views over the Bavarian Alps and Lake Konigsee. It is hard to imagine in this idyllic mountain setting that Hitler and his followers made world shattering decisions on war, persecution and genocide.

    I enjoyed bockwurst and potato salad and a cool, German lager in the main reception room, featuring a marble fireplace gifted by Mussolini, although it was a bit unsettling to see photographs of Nazi leaders and dignatories pictured in the same room. The excellent museum Dokumentation Obersalzberg provided a great insight into the Nazi takeover of this hitherto quiet mountain community.

    I did contemplate making the very short train journey over the border to Salzburg, Austria for some pink lemonade. Some light relief in The Sound of Music city would have been welcome. However I headed back to Munich for dinner and to get ready for the next part of my trip - the overnight sleeper train to Hamburg. Another very special day, sobering in part, but with breathtaking scenery.
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  • Day3

    Marienplatz

    January 3 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ -3 °C

    Fantastic view of Marienplatz from the ground and from Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Cathedral). The hike up "Alter Peter" (Old Peter) consists of about 300 stairs, so I was pretty dizzy by the time I got to the top.

  • Day2

    Munich

    April 10 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    The first stop of our central European trip is Munich. During three days and two nights time here, we learnt a bit history of Bavarian Royal family, had so much sweet pastry, started to understand some German words, astonished by this city's buildings and sculptures.

  • Day4

    Nymphenburg Palace, Munich

    April 12 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    We actually enjoyed more the park like garden than the interior of the Palace, as pretty overwhelmed by the Rococo style used in the four casals visited in Munich. The girls loved the birds here, swans, ravens, wild geese, woodpeckers...

  • Day47

    Munich

    August 3, 2017 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Overnight in Munich- walked down to the glockenspiel- unfortunately we weren't there in time to see it in action, then on to the Hofbräuhaus for a 'little' drink and some hearty German food! It's been a 'few' year since I experienced the Hofbräuhaus in my youth!

  • Day58

    Munich

    August 3, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    For Alan and Rozzie Munich was a re-visit after some 35 and 40 years respectively so for them it had changed dramatically. For me, it was all new! We walked the length of Old Town taking in the old and new buildings. Both Alan and Rozzie had a vivid memory of the famous Rathaus-Glockenspiel but a vague memory of where it was located. When we came to the Town Hall and saw it had a very impressive clock, it reminded them of the famous clock and seeking help learned that it indeed was the Glockenspiel. Their memory was of a much bigger Clock, nevertheless, I was impressed with it and the building. Dinner and a drink could be at no other place but The Hofbrau Haus. A great night and great way to leave Germany (back for a brief visit in mid-September).Read more

  • Day22

    Oktoberfest

    September 24, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    This was our longest stay in one city so far but it was much needed. Although we didn't do much besides attend Oktoberfest it was ok because we got such a local experience! There is no event that compares with people from all parts of the world coming together to enjoy a beer in massive "beer halls" or what we'd call tents! We met people from the US, Germany, Australia, Luxembourg to name a few, we learned some Germany songs, we ate a lot of German carnival food and we had a great time! It was a lot of fun seeing everyone dressed up in the traditional clothing which we contemplated buying but decided not to since we wouldn't have room to pack them anyways. We're glad we could check this off the bucket list and I'm sure we'll be back at some point!

    Side note: We're writing this post on a train to Salzburg Austria which is our next stop and are pretty pissed because we just got charged 72euros for accidently getting on the wrong train!! We had bought a regional train pass and took the non-regional train which isn't marked anywhere! There's nothing more frustrating than these German ticket checkers who are the rudest people then dare to say "have a great journey" after he just charged us twice the cost of a ticket in addition to the one we already paid for! Moving on...
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  • Day2

    Cenando en Ratskeller

    February 9 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    Cansados como estabamos, decidimos cenar en el restaurante que esta debajo del ayuntamiento nuevo, frente a la plaza.

    Compartimos los platos, asi que probamos todos los tipos de salchichas del menu.

    #matidiceaguntenlassalchichas

  • Day3

    Desayuno en Munich

    February 10 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

    Primer desayuno en Munich. Albondigas, salchichas, papas al horno y pretzels gigantes.

    Parecia mucho pero afuera todavia hay nieve y temprano hace bastante frio.

    Hoy camino al Deutsche Museum en la isla del rio Isar.

  • Day2

    Residenz Museum

    February 9 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Llegamos justo para entrar antes que cierre y recorrer el palacio de los reyes de Baviera.

    El museo es grande pero en un rato vimos casi todo.

    Nos impresiono la cantidad de pinturas, tapices y esculturas que habia en cada sala!

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kreisfreie Stadt München, Kreisfreie Stadt Munchen, München, Munich, Urban District, ville-arrondissement

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