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Sep 2, 2011 - Germany to Austria

September 2: Today was the busiest day of the trip thus far, having travelled through four countries by the end of the day. From Germany, we drove to Austria, then spent some time in Lichtenstein and ended the day in Switzerland. While still in Germany we visited Kloster Ettal, an abbey founded in 1330. Following the abbey we visited a second of King Ludwig’s castles – Schloss Linderhof. On our way to Austria we were treated to a view of Zugspitze (2960 metres), the tallest mountain in Germany. We crossed over into Austria at noon, had...

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Oct 11, 2010 - Innsbruck, Austria

Monday, October 11, 2010. It turns out that Monday is NOT a good day to think about a laundromat; we couldn’t get near it for parking to begin with and when I let the girls out to see if any machines were available they found a waiting line. So off we went to the Castle Ambras on the east end of Innsbruck. This is a medieval castle which was converted into its current Renaissance state in 1529 by Archduke Ferdinand II. (hint: this will be on the quiz at the end.) It’s probably the best collection of 16th century armor we’ve ever seen,...

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Oct 10, 2010 - Garmisch, Germany

Sunday, October 10, 2010. Today started off with the usual mist hanging in the valley but then cleared off beautifully. So we decided to head for the ski area which is very close to where we are staying. As we got closer there were more cars heading the same way and when we arrived you couldn’t fit another car into the parking area with a shoe horn. People were leaving there cars down below and hiking up so they could begin their planned hike of the mountain. Hiking poles were very much in use; the first time we’ve seen that. So we...

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