Mercure Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Up and about at 7am and after some brekky we took a taxi to Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), where we started our tour to King Ludwig's castle. It is believed this castle is the idea behind Walt Disney's Snow White castle. The castle is quite a way out of Munich so off we go. First onto a train with our guide and our 7 other tour people, all English speaking, good start! We were on the first train for about 15 mins and then we were all ushered off and onto another train for about ...
... lunch menu), then headed back to Munich on the 2pm train. Thanks to random German railway work, our 2-hour train ride home became 3.5 when the engineer realized the tracks were closed. We transferred to another train....to a bus...to another train. To say the adventure lacked German efficiency is most certainly an understatement.
Tomorrow we pack up early and head to Salzburg and Vienna for Sound of Musicking and Sacher-torte-eating.
... around more than we are accustomed to here in the states, but there is a sign that occasionally comes up saying that there are no limits. When these come up it’s no holds barred! Several times I found myself in the fast lane with a vehicle screaming up behind me and passing me like I was standing still despite that I was already doing 140 k/hr, and this happened just as often in the regulated areas with a 120 k/hr speed limit as it did in ...
... As the court finances dwindled, Ludwig's lunacy increased, culminating in his being told, at age 40, by his physician that he would be recommending that Ludwig be removed from the throne on grounds of insanity. Two days later, both the physician and Ludwig were found mysteriously drowned in the Starnbergsee.
The day ended with a visit to the greatest example of Rococo decoration in all of Germany...the wonderful Wieskirche...the "Church in the ...
... in late April. We gave Alex a call and he graciously offered his flat again. During our visits with Alex, he became more than one of Carmen's German cousins, he became a close brother and dear friend. It is very rare in this world to find someone who honestly knows who they are and has the ability to understand others. Alex is that someone.
Carmen's birthday is also in late April, ...