So I am not sure if I have the dates right on some of these adventures, but here it goes.
August 3rd – Germany
After waking up, and still no bags we headed the surf/swim spot again in Germany. That reminds me, I need to send some of the video clips to people. Anyhow, still no swimwear so I just hung out and enjoyed conversations with others who also didn’t take a dip. The place was beautiful, so I didn’t mind not getting wet. After all, we were hopping back on the bus for a pretty long ride.
Bus time. Got my camera ready, both film and digital. “Here come the photos”, I said to myself. We take a long drive, and even in the distance you can make out the castles on the hillside.
This countryside is ridiculously beautiful with the mountains, and of course the use of castles as an accent :-P. Yes, I am wearing an airline shirt. I washed my boxers and socks in the shower with me the night before, but figured cotton (shirt, pants) wouldn’t dry quick enough. Ingenuity for the win. I will always be traveling with some clothes in my carry-on though, haha.
Neat thing about this castle, is the road has no motorized vehicles for part of the way. You can walk, bike, or take a hoarse and carriage… which is awesome. I imagine people who live nearby just bike up and down the mountain. It is a great view.
This was one of the trails off to the side of where we walked up. The actual road to walk up was pavement and had tourists and locals from all walks of life.
Once we made it up the trail we grouped up for tickets.
We ended up climbing quite a few stairs once inside the castle.
As you can tell, quite the winding staircase. We were led by a different tour guide through the castle, and told no photos.
So during this tour we were told yet again no photos.
Haha, yeah… I kept taking photos.
Throughout the castle there were amazing things, things that would go for at least $20 on ebay. Seriously though, the whole place was filled to the brim with amazing sculptures, architecture, and even technology for the time.
As you can see, the king loved swans. There were more around the castle, and the painting behind this swan contains another swan. The one weird thing to note, is the bed was TINY, as were the rooms. They had smaller bedrooms so heating them in the winter was easier.
If I remember correctly, our group dinner was also this night. We took the bus back to Munich and ended up at Hofbräuhaus München which has German performances while you eat. Whip cracking, twirling, and German food.
Oh yeah, here is a super unflattering photo of me taking a bite of food.
After some food we went off to explore Munich at night. The street performers definitely stay out later than I thought they would.
So that’s it for the day I think. I took more photos here and there while walking around, and I will be posting a link to all of the photos once I get all of these entries posted.