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Saint Peter’s Church

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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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  • Day2

    Marienplatz

    February 9 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Por la tarde el recorrido fue corto, por el centro historico de Munich.
    Empezamos y terminamos en Marienplatz, donde obviamente esta el Apple store de Munich.
    Primer dia y compras hechas.

  • Day17

    "Quime"

    February 16, 2015 in Germany ⋅ 🌫 -2 °C

    Vi var fremme i "Quime" Kl 21, på veien dit så lynte det og tornet det veldig, prøvde å ta bilde men det ble ikke så bra. Vi tokk oss en liten tur rundt i området før vi gikk og la oss ? Quime er da en liten landsby, fikk ikke sett så mye i dag siden det var så mørkt men det er en liten landsby der alle kjenner alle ?Read more

  • Day8

    The heart of the market

    December 22, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    After much walking, we finally reached the centre of the munich christmas market!! Against the backdrop of the marienplatz, this place is pretty and full of festive feel. And crowded too!

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Saint Peter’s Church, Saint Peter's Church, Sankt Peter

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