For us, Dachau was the last site we visited on our tour of Germany. For about 32,000 people who were imprisoned here between 1933 and 1945, it was the place where they were starved to death, executed, tortured, committed suicide, or were worked to extinction. “Work makes you free” may have appeared on the entranceContinue reading “The Last Stop”
Not to harp on it or anything, but walking around in 17º weather – sunny or not – takes a bit of the edge off one’s ability to commit fully to tourism.
Given that all shops are closed in Munich on Sundays, the only option available to us tourists was a welcome one – the wonderful museums that display German taste in art throughout the ages.
Munich is the birthplace of the National Socialist Party, and Hitler’s favorite city. We took a walking tour of key spots in the evolution of the Third Reich, which was chilling on so many levels. (Have I mentioned that it’s cold here?)
In the unlikely event that you guessed we were in a Chinese restaurant in Munich, you would have won the gold Buddha.
Situated on a bend in the Danube, Regensburg has been attracting settlers since the Stone Age. The Romans arrived in 90 CE, and made it official – this was a strategic location.
Even vacationers need a vacation now and then. We are taking a whole day off from being footsore tourists by spending a lazy day in our hotel room in Regensburg.
We didn’t want to leave only remembering Nürnberg for its Nazi past, so today we explored really old parts of the city, some remaining from its heyday in the 14th century.
Today we are in Nürnberg, known for its immense Nazi Party rallies and for the trial that established the use of law in punishing political crimes.
On our last day in Wurzburg, we visited the former residence of the prince-bishops who occupied this palace in the 18th century.