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Share Alpine Living made it to Munich!

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City tour of Munich

City tour of Munich

Share Did you know that the German word for Munich, which is Munchen, means monks?  Neither did Brooke and I until we were sitting on an open air bus in the middle of Munich listening to information first in German and then hearing the key words repeated in the English translation. Brooke and I began our day…

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Sachsenhausen

Sachsenhausen

Share Today Megan and I went to Sachsenhausen, a former concentration camp. The camp first opened in 1936 and was originally planned to hold political opponents, but as tension escalated and the Nazi party came to power the camp held all who were considered social misfits. These people were not only political opponents and Jews, but…

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First Night in Berlin: The Ramones and Punk Rock

Share Having been in Berlin all of five minutes, I made sure my first stop was the Ramones museum where I interviewed owner and superfan Florian Hayler. Naturally, I had to know, why on earth is there a Ramones museum, a band from New York City, in Berlin? “The Ramones museuem is in Berlin becuase…

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Bavarian Bratwurst

Bavarian Bratwurst

Share Yum! Finally got to have one of my favorite foods in what is now one of my favorite countries.  

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Berlin Preview and Personal Recap

Berlin Preview and Personal Recap

Share Just a taste of our first afternoon in Berlin! Also, here’s a link to my travel blog, The Stranger In the Alps. -Alison Smith

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Day 1: Munich, Germany

Day 1: Munich, Germany

Share Hallo! After a nine hour plane ride and many more hours of traveling, we finally arrived in Munich and were greeted by the wonderful staff at the Hotel Lamier Hof! Everyone is so nice and helpful. And we get free internet here! We spent most of the day at the Dachau concentration camp memorial, which…

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