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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich October 1st 2019

Waking up today was a bit rough, as you can imagine. But to be honest, I think it was better than we thought it would be. We rose a bit earlier, as we absolutely had to catch the 9:53am train out of Munich to Fussen, which is very close to the Germany/Austria border. We were going down to see: Neuschwanstein castle! It's basically the castle that Walt Disney modeled his Cinderella castle after. I've seen pictures and it's always been a bucket list item of mine to go and see it in person someday. The weather today was absolutely perfect - sunny and in the low 70s all day long. Couldn't have asked for anything better! The only thing about the day was, it is a royal pain in the arse to get down there & ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 30th 2019

Day two began early. Our bodies woke us up at 6am, which was fine by me because I was starving. But we lazed around in bed for a little bit, as we never get to do that anymore with little kiddos. :) We went downstairs to our hotel restaurant for our free breakfast. The offerings are pretty European - several fruit, breads, meats, and cheeses but not a whole lot else. There were minimal cereals and yogurt so I snagged some cornflakes with some amazing honey on it. And we were able to order some scrambled eggs, which was nice. The best part is that the coffee is actually decent, which is a great relief. (Our hotel in Ireland a few years ago had super crap coffee.) We tried a weird kind of white breakfast sausage, ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 29th 2019

Well. I would have to say, our trip sure began in a way neither of us expected. We arrived at the Indy airport around 2pm (a little over two hours ahead of our flight). As usual, I have meticulously planned & packed & ensured we have everything ready for this trip. I even packed for the kids, made a lasagna for the in-laws, and had an entire weeks worth of groceries for them. And yet, somehow, this one little detail totally escaped me. We went to the Air Canada desk to check our bags. Randy checked his in, no problem. Then it was my turn. I handed the lady my passport & ticket. She glanced over things, paused, and said "do you have any other documents with this name?" My heart sank into my shoes and ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 27th 2019

It's time! Randy and I are preparing to leave for our third vacation together, second to Europe. We traveled to San Francisco & Napa back in 2013 before we were even engaged. And then went to Ireland the following year, before our wedding. Then we had to pop out a couple of kids, so traveling was on hold. This past winter, right after I had Hudson, I attended my company's holiday party and won a $3500 toward any vacation I wanted. Are you kidding me?! We were over the moon excited! And in true Randy-and-Lindsey fashion, we took less than 24 hours to research, decide, and book where we wanted to go: Germany during Oktoberfest! We highly considered Hawaii and Italy, but with this not being OUR money, it changed the conversation a little bit. Hawaii ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 15th 2019

Tag 0 - Wir sind um Glück lange vor Abflug in München beim Flughafen angekommen. Als wir einchecken wollten, haben wir erfahren, dass wir beweisen müssen, dass wir vorhaben, Kolumbien wieder zu verlassen. Damit offensichtlich ist, dass wir keine Wirtschaftsflüchtlinge sind, haben wir somit Flugtickets von Medellin nach Lima gekauft - und wir haben auch absolut wirklich vor am 29. November von Medellin nach Lima zu fliegen. Dass das der Billigste Flug war, den man stornieren kann, ist reiner Zufall. Außerdem ist uns eingefallen, dass wir so langsam unser Hostel buchen sollten und haben dies getan. Ich erinnere mich wieder an das Gefühl zu Schulzeiten, wenn man die Hausaufgaben nicht gemacht hat und probiert, schnell was zusammenzubasteln, während der Lehrer durch die Reihen geht und die Hefte kontrolliert. Zum Glück waren wir früh genug am Flughafen. ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Nuremberg August 25th 2019

It is a gorgeous morning just as my weather app promised. I am very much looking forward to the day as I have lots of plans of things to see in Nürnberg. Firstly, I enjoy a fabulous breakfast in the third-floor breakfast room of the Hotel Central. They have a terrace up here with amazing views over the old city. I am meeting our local guide, Claudia, at 10.30 for a coffee in the Hauptmarkt - whilst she has a break with the group that she is guiding today. This is extremely kind of her and really helpful for me. I have plenty of time before our meeting and want to use this time to walk the city walls. The weather is just lovely - not too hot, but warm, sunny and great for walking. It ... read more
One of the lovely bridges over the river Pegnitz
Schöner Brunnen
Arriving at the Documentation Centre

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Nuremberg August 24th 2019

Tuesday morning I go down early for breakfast so I can get out again for another walk before I have to leave Prague. I want to take a look at the location of the hotels that we will use next year and also wish to see the astronomical clock in action. This means being there at 09.00 as this happens every hour on the hour during daylight. I enjoy an excellent breakfast in this small and delightful hotel. It has so many nice touches. I would definitely recommend this hotel (Jungmann) for any independent traveller to Prague. The location is fabulous. It is relatively inexpensive and it completely exceeded my expectations. Ask for Room 101. I see lots of the Old Town, retrace my steps over Charles Bridge and manage to catch the 09.00 performance at ... read more
View from Charles Bridge
Astronomical clock - ready for the action!
Walking over Charles Bridge

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich August 6th 2019

After enjoying our last breakfast in Bologna, we had a couple of hours before our train to have a final walk around the city. We were certainly glad that we did as we found the two towers, which are mentioned in Dante’s Inferno. Bologna has its own leaning tower. Other highlights were exploring some of the smaller side streets with some of the market areas including fish, fruit etc. A vibrant city. The walk did help us to prepare for the 6.5 hour train from Bologna to Munich - we were glad we got on in Bologna as there were more getting on in Verona. The train goes through the Brenner pass which is near the Italian/Austrian border in the Tyrol. The views are stunning looking across the towns, mountains and marvelling at the amazing engineering ... read more
More arches
Neu Rathaus, Munich
Weiner Schnitzel

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Nuremberg July 28th 2019

Leaving Antwerp (after possibly defrauding the Belgian tram system but we'll never know) we headed through the rain to Heerlen and the best zoo in the world. Having managed to manhandle Seth past the gift shop (just) and awau from the people in front doing much weed, we took a tour through all the animals at record speed, Seth determined to see everything quicker than quick and get back to the promised land of the gift shop! At this zoo is a lovely central restsurant, eating area and play park. We've been twice before and both times Ash has been 100% fazed by the restaurant and how to order /buy food there. We will keep coming back until, on one glorious visit, we will all get what we wanted, Ash won't come out looking like he's ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Berchtesgaden July 15th 2019

Reiseziel Königssee Der Königssee inmitten der Berchtesgadener Alpen bietet eine traumhafte Landschaft und zieht Wanderer und Bergsteiger aus ganz Deutschland an. Der überwiegende Teil des Sees befindet sich im Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, welcher als Schutzgebiet für die brütenden Vögel in der Umgebung ausgewiesen und Teil des Biosphärenreservat Berchtesgaden der UNESCO ist. Mit einer Fläche von 5,2 Quadratkilometer und einer maximalen Wassertiefe von 190 Metern ist er einer der wenigen Alpenseen, der im Winter in der Regel nicht zufriert. Seine Wasserqualität ist eine der saubersten aller Seen in Deutschland. Bootsfahren auf dem Königssee Die Bootsfahrt auf dem Berchtesgadener Königssee bietet Touristen einen einzigartigen Einblick in die Landschaft und ermöglicht einmalige Erlebnisse. Der Kön... read more
Berchtesgaden am Abend
Sankt Bartholomä Wallfahrtskapelle
Anlegestellen für Bootsfahrten

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