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Monday, September 25, 2006

Munich, Berchtesgaden, and Salzburg

It's been a while since I posted anything. So I'll catch up real quick and write about my trip to Germany and Austria in September. Anne and I flew into Munich on the morning of September 22, checked into the Hotel Germania, and spent the day at shopping and hanging out in a beer garden, the Augustiner. I had a goal of buying lederhosen. And I did try some on. But I just couldn't find the right size in the style I wanted. As Oktoberfest was in full swing, we spent the evening at the Theresienwiese (the Oktoberfest fairgrounds.)

Some scenes from Munich and Oktoberfest:

The next day, Anne and I met our other friends who were coming in that morning. We spent the morning drinking some beers at Oktoberfest.

Afterwards, we caught a train to Berchtesgaden, an Alpine village near the Austrian border, where we checked into the Alpenhotel Kronprinz.

Scenes from Berchtesgaden:

The Hotel and the view from my balcony:

That night, we had dinner at the Hofbrauhaus Berchtesgaden.

The next day, we went to Salzburg, Austria for a day trip. Austria was beautiful. We walked around, spent the afternoon in a beer garden (Augustiner Braustubl), and saw the sites:

One of my favorite sites was the cemetary where the Von Trapp children hid.

Here I am hiding from the Nazis.

Monday morning we left Berchtesgaden to return to Munich, where we had Oktoberfest tent reservations at 4:00 pm. Scenes from Oktoberfest:

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