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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden September 23rd 2012

After a wonderful time in Berlin, we headed off in search of new adventures in Germany. Picture a nation with over 80 million people in an area the size of Montana and you’ve got a quick reference for size of it all. But of course there lies much diversity in this land and we soon found this out. We are excited by train travel. This is most likely because there are so few to travel on in the States. The notion is quite romantic to us, so we started our voyage out of Berlin to Munich on the Ice train. Relaxing and decadent. It is said this train can go 180 km per hour. On this voyage, it did not. Too many stops and not enough straight track to allow for full throttle. We sailed along ... read more
Ulm, Germany
Brutus in Berchtesgaden
Beautiful roof tops

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden October 7th 2011

Well as they had predicted, we woke up this morning to snow on the mountain tops and a good 25 degree drop in temperature….brrrr. We are so grateful that we had visited the Eagle’s Nest the day prior because it was indeed closed. Snow in the mountains meant rain down below and our streak of excellent weather has ended. It poured rain most of the morning with intermittent showers the rest of the day. We spent the day driving and exploring the Berchtesgaden National park and stopped at a few very cute towns. The drive was picturesque with snow now capping the mountains and Matt forced me to do my Sound of Music twirl, which OK was fun, yet cold. The highlight of the day was a short boat cruise up the Konigsee Lake. It was ... read more
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Modern day Maria (Julie Andrews)
Erin at the Konigsee

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden October 6th 2011

We slept in a bit this morning so that we could hit the Steigl brewery on the way out of Salzburg. They opened at 10am, and we were there eager and waiting. It was a very nice place with outdoor seating, a museum (which we didn’t go through) and a gift shop which we dropped $100 at in souvenirs (what can we say…we love zee beer!). You know the saying ‘When in Rome?’ well…when in Germany, do as the Germans do and drink beer at 10:30am!! Hahaha! After we purchased our souvenirs, we had to sit and enjoy their outside area and partake. Matt of course had the Weisse (wheat beer), and I tried their grapefruit radler which was oh so yummy! Berchtesgaden, Germany is only 30 min from Salzburg, but within 10 min of leaving ... read more
Enjoying more Stiegl Weisse !
Cool poster from the Museum that was the former documentation center during the war
Eagles Nest

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden August 16th 2011

This morning we went down for breakfast only to see a parking police putting tickets on all the cars parked on the street (about two cars away from ours). I ran outside to move our car and she came over and said something in German that had something to do with me not being allowed to park there (even though there are NO signs saying that). She let me move the car and the owner of the B&B gave me a card to put in the window so I wouldn’t get a ticket. If you go to Oberammergau, there are NO free places to park in the city, so make sure you get a plaque so you don’t get an extra souvenir from your stay. Another guest was still trying to fight the ticket when we ... read more
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Oberammergau
Inside Oberammergau Cathedral

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden July 10th 2011

Yea you read it correctly our last day. Everyone wants to stay, Kirsten is saying sell the houses’ let’s buy a Zimmer. I’ll run it over here. You remember we had this issue when we were in Northern Italy a while back. Did you forget Will, Mark and Caroline still live in Winter Haven; Oh yea, I guess it would be hard to commute back and forth. YEA! HELLO! Gee’s why do I have to be the bad guy. Now that everyone is back down to reality Oma says today is Fest day at Berchtesgaden. Kirsten is out the door and halfway down the stairs. A few hundred years earlier the people of Berchtesgaden had this club or organization that shot guns. Ok, I don’t understand but basically it a Fest ’Festival' to celebrate these folks ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden July 8th 2011

It’s Friday and it’s Market Day in Berchtesgaden. Wooo Hooo, Kirsten loves market days. Ok in addition Brain, mandy and the kids are leaving to go to Lego Land in Augsburg and from there they will meander back to Frankfurt by Thursday morning for their flight home. So Kirsten and I along with Oma and OPa will be staying in Berchtesgaden till Monday morning. But today is Market day and Kirsten is in the car beeping the horn wanting to go. Oma is still upstairs and rushing so she doesn’t get left behind. We all made it into the car as Kirsten was revving the engine. As were pulling into the market area Kirsten is already talking about what she wants to buy. The car is parked and she and Oma are half way across the ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden July 7th 2011

It’s Thursday morning and we all decide to go to a different Klamm “gorge”. This one is located on the way to Salzburg. We all pile into the cars and take off. Oh yea we had a great breakfast. We get to the Klamm and everyone piles out and heads up to the Kasse that is where you pay to get in. Today Mandy gets all the tickets and were off up the tail. Will and Mark are leading the way running, I’m bring up the rear, knowing that they will soon be slowing down. I was right the first 30 minutes is up up up and up. We hiked for an hour to where the water fall starts. Will, Mark and Caroline played in the frigid water while the rest of us just relaxed and ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden July 6th 2011

Just like the previous mornings Kirsten is up and on her way to the bakery. I think she’s leaving me behind on purpose. So at breakfast I ask, oh no I just didn’t want to wake you up, Yea. Today Brain, Mandy and the kids are going to the Eagles Nest. This is the cool house that was built for Hilter’s 50th B-day. Turns out he’s scared of heights so he didn’t go up there often. Since Kirsten and I have already seen the place we opted to do our own thing. Oma and Opa decided to stay at the house and relax, so we all went in different directions and promised to meet up after lunch. So Kirsten and I decided to go to Ramsau where we saw there is a walk Wimbach Klamm. This ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden July 5th 2011

The hills are alive with the sound of music…., Ok, I’ll quit singing. Everyone is up Mandy, Brian and the Kids have reservations to take the Sound of Music tour. Been there, done that. So Kirsten and I along with Oma and Opa are off to see a castle that was built by King Ludwig II. This is the guy that built Neuschwanstein, the Cinderella castle you see at Disney. I know you that Mickey Mouse created that. Sorry the Germanys did it first. Ok, back to our travels. King Ludwig II also known as Crazy King Ludwig built another castle on the island of Hereninsel located in the Chiemsee. Remember yesterday’s discussion on lakes, they call them “Seas” over here. So there is this lake that has two islands one is called Herreninsel (Boy Island) ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden July 4th 2011

I wake up and rollover. Kirsten was gone, it’s 6:30 Am, I stumble out of our room and she is gone. Nowhere in the house, so I get dressed and head out toward the bakery. About half way there I see Kirsten walking back with a smile on her face. I ask if my friend from NC was there and I got a quick answer, NO, she was the weekend help. MY friend was there and she remembers me. She did, what about me, NO, but she asked about Bea. Figures Germans stick together. We walk back to the house and Kirsten and I create a great German breakfast with 5 minute eggs, brochens, meats and cheeses. Around 9 O’clock we all load up and head to the Konigssee or as Brian pronounces it “Chicken in ... read more
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