God certainly blessed us with a wonderful vacation. We spent seven days traveling around Bavaria – mostly in Germany but also a couple of days in Austria. We also went as far north as Rottenburg (which is adorable) and spent one day in the city:) Munich. We had one day of snow…which was even pretty for a warm-weather girl like me….and the rest of the days were glorious. We toured a couple castles, visited the well-known filming sites from “A Sound of Music” and even had a cooking lesson at a Austrian cooking school. Who knew there could be so many varieties of apple strudel…and I think we tried them all!! I won’t get started on the chocolate croissants – or other pastries. There is even a cafe (a coffee shop and bakery) inside each McDonalds! Pastry is king. Just one more thing to love about Germany:)
Everywhere we went, the scenery seemed to be more breathtaking than the day before. Unfortunately, I am a very poor photographer and my pictures really do not show the beauty…but we were awed everywhere we went!
We visited Berchtesgaden, Salzburg, Augsburg, Rottenburg and Oberammergau. We toured Neuschwanstein castle, the bunkers near Eagle’s Nest, and visited Dachau.
Some of the things that impressed me most about Germany were: fast cars and driving in the tightest of spaces. Many roads were one-lane in width but were for two lanes. You simply had to take turns.
Also, all of the green. Rolling beautiful countryside with plenty of grazing cows. And no fences to taint the view. Indeed – no fences. One thin electric wire that was hardly noticed. Along with the green were the beautiful flowers – and flower boxes. Still so pretty even in November.
But I will always remember the dogs. Pups are everywhere (except the grocery stores). There was at least one dog in every restaurant. Dogs in the mall. In the shops. Well, everywhere. Although it is not the clearest photo, this has to be one of my favorites….