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Munich

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  • Day20

    The Eagle's Nest

    June 23 in Germany

    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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  • Day58

    Munich

    August 3, 2017 in Germany

    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

    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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  • Day7

    Myrna's Birthday party

    October 6 in Germany

    Had 35 guests at the party. Served your choice of beef, pork or fish. Every one joined in a toast and the singing of Happy Birthday. Even later, walking back to the bus the crowd began singing Happy Birthday again. Back at the hotel, I gave her my gift. It was a memorable night. Happy Birthday, Myrna..

  • Day7

    Leonardo Royal Hotel

    October 6 in Germany

    Changed hotels today, we will join our group this afternoon. Checked in early and will have a little rest. We are now out by the Olympic stadium, about 10 train stations away from downtown. Going on a city tour first and then to dinner with our new friends. Hope to meet some nice people. Also some miscellaneous pictures.

  • Day2

    From the airport we caught a train into downtown. Took about 45 minutes. Checked in to our hotel and then we went to dinner. We walked some in old town and ate in an old timey pub. We are back at our hotel now (midnight) and going to bed.

  • Day8

    RATSKELLER RESTAURANT

    October 7 in Germany

    Just got home from our last dinner in Munich. We went back to the Ratskeller restaurant, cause it is so nice. We leave Munich around noon tomorrow. We will have been here just over a week and we are ready move forward. We have had a wonderful time together in Munich and seen nice things. We could have stayed another week still exploring and it would have been nice also. HAPPY BIRTHDAY To Patsy . Hope you had a great day.Read more

  • Day48

    Destination #7, Munich

    August 16 in Germany

    Vi Vadi Hotel, downtown Munich

    Following some incorrect directions from the airport info staff, and a mis-leading train going a different way, we found our hotel. Perhaps with a little luck of the Irish (we are meeting them here later) our room was one of the few available and we were able to check in early. After settling in, a rest and a snack we await our next reunion.

You might also know this place by the following names:

München, Landeshauptstadt, Muenchen, Munich, 80638, 81245, 81673, 81737

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