Yesterday, we drove about an hour and a half to Dachau's former concentration camp site and memorial. Dachau was one of Germany's earliest concentration camps and the only one to exist for the whole twelve years of Nazi domination. Its grounds and memorial were a sad and emotional reminder of man's inhumanity to man and the tragic suffering that occurred under Hitler's rule.
After Dachau, we headed into Munich to visit its famous beer hall, Hofbrauhaus. There, we ate some lunch while listening to the music and lively banter. Next to us sat some fellow Aussies, who were also soaking in the atmosphere. From the Hofbrauhaus, we strolled up to Marienplatz in the town centre before polishing off some delicious chocolate fudge brownies at Munich's "Hard Rock Cafe". We really have patronised "Hard Rock" very well on this trip!
Today was a particular highlight, as we visited Germany's highest mountain peak, Zugspitze. At nearly 3,000 metres, it is stunning. On a clear day, you can see over 400 mountains in four different countries, We commenced our journey to the top of Zugspitze on its train, disembarking just before its summit so Brett and the children could enjoy a few hours skiing. I, on the other hand, enjoyed taking photos and sipping cappuccino as I marvelled at the skiers whizzing past me and disappearing over the edge of the cliff!
|Dachau Concentration Camp|
|Brett Snr and Jnr enjoy a drink at Munich's Hofbrauhaus|
|Brett Jnr, Brett, Sean and Eloise at Hofbrauhaus, Munich|
|Eloise, Brett Snr, Brett and Sean at Marienplatz, Munich|
|Brett and Tricia in Munich's Marienplatz|
|Brett and Sean at Zugspitze, Germany|
|Eloise enjoys the sunny skies at Zugspitze|
|Brett Jnr at Zugspitze|
|Eloise descends at Zugspitze|
|Sean at Zugspitze|
|Brett Jnr begins a run at Zugspitze|
|Every age enjoyed Zugspitze|
|Tricia at Zugspitze|
|Frozen snapshot at Zugspitze's summit|
|Brett Snr at Zugspitze's summit|