Munich – Day 7 (Final Day)

It’s our last day in Munich. We head home in the morning. As much fun as this has been, I am ready to come home and so is Cynthia. Munich and Salzburg have both been great destinations and we have had such a good time, but we both look forward to not carrying around our […]

Munich – Day 6

We are starting to wind down. Tomorrow is our last day here before we make the trek back to the U.S. and I think we are ready to be home. The sun was out today. Bright, clear skies greeted us as we found our way to the transportation museum. We arrived around 9:00 and, as […]

Munich – Day 5

It has been snowing pretty steady now for the last few days and it is building up. The city is covered in white. I have not had any experience with this much snow and I have to say, it is a lot of fun. Of course I don’t have to deal with it in any […]

Munich – Day 4

Today we visited the Munich Residenz, the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs in the center of the city of Munich, Germany. We first stopped by St. Peter’s Church, but they were holding services so touring the church was not allowed. We moved on to the Munich Residenz to tour the facility and also […]

Munich – Day 3

Today was an adventure. We tackled the metro and used a combination of the subway and the tram system to get ourselves out to the Nymphenburg Palace. We managed to sort it out and only headed off in the wrong direction one time. And it only took us a stop to realize it. After that […]

Munich – Day 2

Today we went to the Deutsches Museum. This took up much of our day as the place is really quite large. It is on par with the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Lots and lots to see. Including an Enigma Machine Also, the geek in my was happy to see a very well preserved UNIVAC 1, […]

From Salzburg To Munich

We caught the train from Salzburg to Munich today. For anyone who might be doing this in the winter, be aware that the Salzburg train station is pretty much an open air building with no heat and nowhere to sit. If you get there early you have to go to the coffee shop to get […]

Last Day In Salzburg

This was our last day in Salzburg. Tomorrow we catch the train back to Munich. I think I have seen enough Krampus to last me a lifetime. Today we woke up to snow. And it was snowing hard. We headed out to Linzergasse which is north of the river from us. We had walked past […]

Krampusnacht

Tonight was Krampusnacht. The word Krampus means “claw” so this literally translates to Night Of The Claw. The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in parts of Europe on December 6. In Alpine countries like Austria, Saint Nicholas has a devilish companion named Krampus. On the preceding evening, Krampus Night or Krampusnacht, the hairy devil […]

Salzburg – Day 5

We woke up this morning with no real agenda. We thought it might be nice to visit the Augustiner Bräu in the afternoon, but the morning was wide open. Since the Augustiner Bräu was in an area of Salzburg we had not yet visited we decided to just head that way and see what we […]