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Germany

Berchtesgaden, Germany July 5, 2015

We had the best time at Berchtesgaden Salt Mine today! It’s been in the 90s all week and the temperature in the mine is 53, and it felt sooo good. We took a train ride into the mine, slid down 2 miner’s slides, and cruised across a lake. It was so, so fun. This afternoon we went to … Continue reading »

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Schonau am Konigsee, Germany July 4, 2015

We’re in Schonau am Konigsee today in the German Alps. This small town is in Berchtesgaden National Park, and we can see Austria from our window. We’re staying in a guest house at the foot of a ski resort and the gondola passes right by our window. There are many hiking trails in the park … Continue reading »

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Fussen, Germany July 3, 2015

Today we’re in Bavaria – home of biergartens, lederhosen, Oktoberfest, pretzels, fairy tales, and CASTLES! We’re staying in Fussen, a great base for exploring two of King Ludwig’s castles in Hohenschwangau. Hohenschwangau Castle is where King Ludwig spent his summers as a child and later when he became king. He then decided to build Neuschwanstein Castle, … Continue reading »

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Dachau, Germany July 2, 2015

I wanted to visit Dachau Concentration Camp, which is located just outside Munich. I knew we could visit on our own, but I really wanted an in-depth tour by someone with unique insight. I had read great things about InMunich Tours’ Dachau Tour and we were not disappointed. We met our guide Jon in Marienplatz square … Continue reading »

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Munich, Germany July 1, 2015

We took an overnight train from Amsterdam to Munich last night. We left Amsterdam at 8:30pm and arrived in Munich this morning at 7:15am. I was looking forward to relaxing in our sleeper compartment with 3 bunk beds, but the air conditioner was broken. Temps have been in the 90s this week and it was … Continue reading »

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