Trip to Chiemsee

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King Ludwig II's Palace
Chiemsee
We took a day trip out to Chiemsee yesterday. There are two islands there – Herreninsel and Fraueninself (essentially: man island and woman island). Chiemsee is the setting of King Ludwig’s palace (one of them anyway), which he designed to look like Versailles. He ran out of money and never finished it though. His bathtub was the size of a small swimming pool. Also interesting is the fact that he died in the house. He was found in the pool with his physician – who was also dead. There were no obvious signs of homicide. So it’s a mystery to this day. Many people disliked him – the public was starving while he was building palaces out of marble and gold. A lot of people think he was poisoned.
The King was known to be a good swimmer.


After we saw the palace we had dinner on Fraueninsel We went to a really lovely restaurant paid for by SCU (i.e. paid for by me through my tuition money). Naturally I ordered the most expensive dinner possible. I had mineral water, beer, steak dinner, an apple donut and ice cream dessert thing, schnapps liquor (made by nuns) and finally a cappuccino. Soaked em dry! My dad would be so proud. I attached some pictures, but unfortunately it was a bit overcast.


What else – there is a film festival going on right now. We saw a film called Frozen, which is nominated for many awards. It was sooo boring. It’s very “deep” – not my type of movie. So tonight I’m giving it another shot with Ibid – a movie about two patients who are released from a psych ward. It’s supposed to be funny I think. I’m taking it easy this wknd – it seems like I’ve been running around nonstop. Sunday night Germany plays…some team…in the Euro Cup, so I will definitely be going out for that. Well that’s all for now.

vulindlela says:
Great pictures!
Posted on: Jun 28, 2008
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King Ludwig IIs Palace
King Ludwig II's Palace
The restaurant where we ate.
The restaurant where we ate.
Random house - these can be rented…
Random house - these can be rente…
View of the lake on an overcast da…
View of the lake on an overcast d…
Little duckies.
Little duckies.
My fancy dessert.
My fancy dessert.
Shot from the boat.
Shot from the boat.
View from the palace.
View from the palace.
Fountain (which came on right AFTE…
Fountain (which came on right AFT…
Special flower photo setting on my…
Special flower photo setting on m…
Chiemsee
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