A day in Fussen

March 16, 2011
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A day in Fussen

Share Sunday we traveled to the small town of Fussen, Germany to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle, which worked out great because all the shops in Bavaria are closed as it is a Catholic state. Some of us were also able to tour Hohenschangau Castle while we were there. These castles are a MUST SEE while…

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Market shopping

March 16, 2011
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Market shopping

Share As it started to sprinkle, I figured I should make my trip to the market quick if I wanted to get done before a downpour, so I headed in what I hoped would be the general direction of the famous market area of Munich, called Viktualienmarkt from the Latin word for food. As I…

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If You’re Going To Hamburg, Take the Train, and Other Lessons…

March 16, 2011
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If You’re Going To Hamburg, Take the Train, and Other Lessons…

Share This is a preview post for a longer one tomorrow… but here’s a picture of Hamburg’s City Hall to tide you over. -Alison Smith

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Second Day in Berlin: Holocaust Memorial and McDonald’s

March 16, 2011
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Second Day in Berlin: Holocaust Memorial and McDonald’s

Share When approaching from behind, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe does not look impressive. Small slabs of concrete. Still. Emotionless. Then, you walk through it, down the slightly sloping passages until you are alone, surrounded on everyside by the suddenly massive structures. It comes on slowly. With virtually no markings or engravings,…

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Video Blog: Landing in Germany

March 16, 2011
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Share Alpine Living made it to Munich!

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City tour of Munich

March 15, 2011
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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

March 15, 2011
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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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