Visit to Germany
9th to 15th August 2010
Joey and I had a fantastic week in Germany. We caught up with friends, brushed with history at every turn, soaked up the spectacular beauty of the Bavarian Alps and just ate a lot of pork.
First stop was Munich a fun city with plenty to see and plenty of beer. Here we have the Marienplatz, the old town square and centre of town; the highly decorated facade of the Neues Rathaus towers over the shinny topped Mariensaule.
The Neues Rathaus's three levelled Glockenspiel comes alive and the little men dance.
Munich's massive Englischer Garten or English garden's; a least a couple of those basking in the sun were clothed.
A big beer at the big Hofbräuhaus; Munich's most well know (and well visited) beer hall.
We went on a tour to and check out the Swan Boy - King Ludwig II's - fairytale castles and Linderhof above was my favourite. I preferred its spectacular grounds and detailed rooms to all the showy glitz of Neuschwanstein.
It was hard to snap a good picture of Schloss Neuschwanstein, but the view of the surrounding mountains (with glimpse of the Schloss Hohenschwangau) was sure spectacular.
Next stop was charming Nuremburg.
While not particularly photographic the Reichsparteitagsgelände was certainly worth visiting for an insightful, yet shocking look at its role as a centre of Nazi propaganda in the Documentation Centre.
Nuremburg's market and just look at those tasty chanterelles.