Munchen for the Germans
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I dont mind a bit of Munich! It has a good feel, which may have a lot to do with the World Cup Opening the day after we left...imagine the Commonwealth Games or the AFL Grand Final on a much bigger scale! We did day trips on both of our days there.
The first day trip was out to The Dachau Concentration Camp, which was what you would expect - depressing, morbid, draining, and very overwhelming. We spent approximately 4.5hours there and by the end we were completely numb....in fact I almost couldnt eat my lunch (imagine that!) when I heard of their living conditions and meal standards. To try and lighten the day, we ventured into the city centre to the Hofbrauhaus, to experience a real beer hall culture. I loved it!!! I had a traditional meal of sausages, mash and my new found favourite accompaniment - sauerkraut!!!! Big news in my world.
The second day trip involved a two hour train ride to Neuschwanstein Castle, which is the inspiration for the Walt Disney logo. Perched up on a hill, its quite a sight! We did a tour inside, which was quite short given that only four rooms were ever finished before King Ludwig died. Mind you, those rooms were spectacular...ranging from the extravagant golden throne room to the fake cave he built to stage performances of his favourite Wagner variety. He had a weird obsession with swans....
Overall, a great time in Munich!