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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Germany Wrap Up

I realized the other day on the way to work that I never finished posting about our trip to Germany. Sorry if you were waiting for it...but work and life have gotten the best of me! 

Our last stop in Germany was Munich and we arrived mid-afternoon on a Sunday. We settled into our hotel and then decided to head over to Oktoberfest to see what it was like. We wandered in by the fair rides, then made our way past the bratwurst stands and over to the beer tents. We wandered in a couple beer tents before we found a place to settle for the evening. Our company was a couple from Frankfurt with great English skills, a couple from Munich with very limited English skills, and two young women from Canada who were on the last stop after a summer of travelling. Despite our eclectic mix of people, we had a blast! 

Over the next two days, we explored the center of Munich and really enjoyed the sights, the food, and the people. Our hotel was perfectly located near everything, but on a side street that was quiet at night. The weather even cooperated - the forecast had called for rain most of the time we were there, but we only had one afternoon and evening of showers, and as luck would have it, we spent most of those times inside. 

On our last day, we made the trip to Dachau to see the memorial from the Dachau Concentration Camp (no pictures from here). It was very respectfully put together and a sobering sight for sure. 

Our trip ended with dinner at a restaurant recommended by a work colleague who was raised in Munich and then one last stop at Oktoberfest and one last liter of beer. 

All in all, the trip was just fantastic and a great way to celebrate ten years of marriage. We missed the kids and think they missed us too (but they had a blast with my parents), but it was really nice to have the time away. Stay tuned, I'll have another one to report about in 5 years! 


jillquilts said...

Great pics! I'm so happy to hear that you had such a great time!

Reenie said...

Thanks so much for sharing!! The pictures were absolutely wonderful. What a fabulous vacation!!

Babs said...

Wow! I love your pics - it looks so beautiful! Especally envious of your adventure to Oktoberfest :)