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.
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My husband and I just moved back to Florida, but we lived in Maryland from June 2008 until October 2009, and we lived in Heidelberg, Germany from June 2005 until June 2008. I created this TravelBlog to share our experiences and pictures with our family and friends. We love to travel, so I hope that shows! :) I also love photographing new and beautiful places, so I hope you enjoy both the blogs and the photos!
This photo of us was taken in Nuremberg, Germany in early 2004.
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The Ettal MonestaryThe Ettal Monestary at night. The Ettaler monks who live here are famous for the beer and liquor they brew. Good stuff.
The Posthotel PartenkirchenOur 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 PartenkirchenOur 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 PartenkirchenThis 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 PubHere we are at Garmisch's only Irish Pub, with the football game on in the background. That's soccer for you Americans. :)
The Austrian AlpsTaken just after we crossed the border into Austria. This picture also gives you an idea of how foggy it was.
The WeatherI 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 InnsbruckUpon 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.
The Imperial Palace of InnsbruckBuilt 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.