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2011: Munich

Sorry for the delay in posting: technical difficulties. We have arrived in Munich - along with some cold temperatures and rain.

We left Salzburg and headed up into the mountains to visit Eagle's Nest. Unfortunately, icy conditions prohibited us from going up to the retreat. Instead we saw the documentation area which allowed us access into part of the actual undergraound bunkers used by the Nazis. The presentations and displays were very moving.

We then departed for a beautiful little village town, Prien. Situated right on Lake Chiemsee, the town boasts buildings decorated with murals. We boarded the ferry and headed over the lake to 'men's island' to visit a palace of King Ludwig II - who was a bit (or more than a bit) crazy. The palace was ornate and over-done. The entire palace was Ludwig's monument to Louis XIV of France. So it is very similar to Versailles. In fact, four rooms were never intended to be used -- they were part replicas of rooms in the French palace, inlcuding the hall of mirrors.

We made it back to the ferry in time, boarded the bus and departed for Munich. Where most of us tried (some successfully) to eat and drink at the famous Hofbrahaus. The place was jam packed!


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