Bavarian Roadtrip


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November 12th 2006
Published: December 27th 2006
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With family in country, we jump in a rented 4WD and head down south to revisit some of our favorite, and some of the most famous, Bavarian sites. And for those of you who have attention spans similar to mine, and have no intention of finishing the blog itself, please note that there are three pages of photos to accompany this blog, all worth a look. Our trip started out when we left Heidelberg... Read Full Entry



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The Ettal MonestaryThe Ettal Monestary
The Ettal Monestary

The Ettal Monestary at night. The Ettaler monks who live here are famous for the beer and liquor they brew. Good stuff.
The Posthotel PartenkirchenThe Posthotel Partenkirchen
The Posthotel Partenkirchen

Our hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The website claims that it was built in the 1500s and that King Ludwig was once a guest of the hotel.
The Posthotel PartenkirchenThe Posthotel Partenkirchen
The Posthotel Partenkirchen

Our room. I loved this room: all the wood and the antique mirror and the tabletop chandelier. It was nice. Plus the windows looked right onto the downtown pedestrian zone.
The Posthotel PartenkirchenThe Posthotel Partenkirchen
The Posthotel Partenkirchen

This statue was in the upstairs lounge. I don't know what it is, but it was one of many interesting pieces in the hotel's collection of stuff that was just scattered throughout the hallways.
The Irish PubThe Irish Pub
The Irish Pub

Here we are at Garmisch's only Irish Pub, with the football game on in the background. That's soccer for you Americans. :)
The Austrian AlpsThe Austrian Alps
The Austrian Alps

Taken just after we crossed the border into Austria. This picture also gives you an idea of how foggy it was.
The WeatherThe Weather
The Weather

I took this photo so that we could remember the stormy and fickle weather we were battling all weekend, especially in Austria. This is also why I'm so happy so many of our photos came out as well as they did.
A Church in InnsbruckA Church in Innsbruck
A Church in Innsbruck

Upon arriving in Innsbruck, Austria, we spent some time searching for a place to park in close proximity to the river and pedestrian zone. We found an open space near the city park, right beside this church. We went inside, and I have to say, I believe this is the only church I've ever been in which had heated cushions on the benches. Plus, it looks amazing with the sunlight showering the front facade.
Just for FunJust for Fun
Just for Fun

In Innsbruck's city park.
The Imperial Palace of InnsbruckThe Imperial Palace of Innsbruck
The Imperial Palace of Innsbruck

Built in the Gothic style in 1460 and rebuilt in the Baroque style in the mid-1700s. Lots of history here. For example, I was surprised to learn this was the childhood home of Marie Antoinette.
Dom St. JacobDom St. Jacob
Dom St. Jacob

Early 18th Century church in Innsbruck.
On the River . . . On the River . . .
On the River . . .

Nestled by the Alps ... shrouded by a rainbow ...
The Golden RoofThe Golden Roof
The Golden Roof

Finished in the early 16th Century, this balcony, roofed with 2738 gold-plated copper tiles, was built so that the emperor could watch tournaments in the streets below.
The Swarovski Crystal GalleryThe Swarovski Crystal Gallery
The Swarovski Crystal Gallery

The theme inside the gigantic crytal store, at this time, is Winter Wonderland.
The Swarovski Crystal GalleryThe Swarovski Crystal Gallery
The Swarovski Crystal Gallery

The Winter Wonderland Display.
The Swarovski Crystal GalleryThe Swarovski Crystal Gallery
The Swarovski Crystal Gallery

The Winter Wonderland Display.
WienerwaldWienerwald
Wienerwald

Our lunchtime destination.
Annasäule    Annasäule
Annasäule

A statue in downtown Innsbruck



29th December 2006

Thanks for the memories
Hey Kiddo, this blog definitely brought back a lot of great memories. It reminded me of all the wonderful places we got to see and all the fun I had. In the future you might want to leave out the "yellow snow" comments :).
31st December 2006

Your blog rocks! And now I can actually tell people the details instead of just saying this was a pretty castle etc. Thanks for an amazing weekend!!!

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