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Travel Blogs from Durach
... this church next to their home( it was connected) as a model for selling their work as architects and builders. Church officials could come here and see all the things that were possible for them to have, even things on the cheap such as wood that looked like marble, colored glass instead of amber or jeweled, and plaster statues instead of concrete. It apparently worked as they became very rich.
For dinner we went to the Viktualienmarkt ...
... ruins become just that, even the brilliant architecture of Europe eventually starts to become the norm, and Tom knew this so he took us to some pretty spectacular stuff. First off though, lunch was in order, so a German schnitzel and a litre of beer later, I was feeling pretty full. That didn't stop me though from trying a market version of Boost Juice though. Wow it was good! It was a strawberry, lime, mango and other various fruits all blended into a chunky liquid of ...
... barracks were reconstructed and the entire camp was configured as a memorial. And life in the camp was not static. The barracks are furnished in ways that show the deteriorating conditions at the camp between its first use in 1933 and its last days in 1945.
So now when you enter the grounds, the largest building, which was built as a maintenance building, kitchen, showers, etc., has now been converted to an extensive museum. Touring the exhibits is far from easy. The ...
... to understand this part of history. An American who has lived in Munich for 20something years ("for the beer", he says).
The camp is perfectly preserved with a fantastic library/bookstore filled with WWII history. Basically the tour took you through the footsteps of an incoming prisoner. Beginning at the front gate and continuing directly to gestapo torture rooms for interrogating the incoming. I had so many questions and Eric was very patient and did ...
... given what I had
planned for the day.The tour group was easy to find and we got
started on time. The price of the tour includes the public
transportation fees (a train and and a bus) in addition to the tour.
The tour itself was well presented and well paced. It never felt rushed nor
was I chomping at the bit to leave. I'm not going to go into more
detail about the tour then that.