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Travel Blogs from Garching bei Munchen
Today is a big day of driving! Last night we decided a small stop over in Munich would be a good idea and to drive the distance in a day, we were both up and ready to leave by 8.00am it was a 5 hour journey so Simon drove first. We managed to head out of Croatia and into Slovenia no problem, we were going about 20 miles through Slovenia ...
... Dachau Concentration Camp, in the morning. The site is about 45 minutes away by train then bus. I am so glad that I went, and reconciling what I saw is still proving to be a struggle. I don't think I fully prepared myself for just how intimate we would be with the grounds... That I would walk where these horrifying and despicable events took place. You would see a true photograph of something ...
... supporters of the Nazi party. Finally we settled into our home for the night, a table in the warm beer garden of the Hofbrauhaus. It truly was picturesque, sitting beneath the chestnut trees, German drinking songs in the distance, and a large stone lion watching over the whole thing. A few steins, and a couple pretzels later, we had a night to remember.
I have the mid day post tomorrow, and Mark will come back atcha with another update tomorrow evening.
... was, but at the same time the courage and
fortitude shown by the prisoners is something I will always carry with me. A very large book is on display listing all
the people that were held as prisoners.
We found about four pages of Neumann's so I have no doubt some of our
family endured imprisonment. It is a
place that has touched my heart and will always remain with me.
After Dachau, we drove into the
city and booked into ...
... the city, the museums were closed....(too fast!!), but one shrine took me by surprise. The permanent shrine to Michael Jackson, candles, flowers, photos and everything. They took a monument that already existed and it is a fairly controversial makeshift memorial. According to an article: "Since the US singer died suddenly in June 2009, fans in the Bavarian capital have set up a makeshift pilgrimage site ...