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Rothenberg ob der Tauber and Dinklebuhl, Germany. The Romantiic Road

This is the small walled town of Dinklesbuhl, part of the Romantic Road.  I stayed there the first time in the 1980s and whenever we go to Germany we try to stay there for a least one day. You can see one of the town gates with the red roof in the distance. This time […]

Eching Germany and the Oldest Brewery in the World

one thing I look forward to in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are their breakfast.  This isn’t what I’d eat at home, but I can’t resist it here. Our hotel had a wide selection for breakfast including cereal and even some American foods such as scrambled eggs and bacon,  but the meat selection is what I […]

Munich, Germany

Rather than fight traffic and search for parking, we decided to take the train into Munich.  We stayed outside the town a few miles and were closer to Bob’s relatives who live in the area. The train stop was very close to the Old Town area of Marienplatz. The most reknown building in the plaza is […]

Salzburg and The Sound of Music

This was our third time staying at Haus Gassner. We like the location a couple of miles from Salzburg Old Town and the convenient parking.  Old Town is pedestrian only except for horse and carriage. . . .and bicycles. Because we have been faithful visitors,  Frau Gassner gave us a suite for the price of […]

Mittenwald Germany Town Festival

We arrived in Mittenwald on August 2 which was our 27th wedding anniversary. Mittenwald and Oberammergau are two of my favorite Bavarian towns because of the lovely murals painted on the buildings. The shutters, arches over the windows and more are often paintings and not the real thing. This is the Post Hotel where we […]

Ski Jumping in Innsbruck

One thing that we all know we’ll see when it comes to the Olympics are the five rings and the torch.  The Winter Olympics were held in Innsbruck in 1976 and won out over the United States by one vote. We’d visited this stadium before but had limited facilites and very few tourists.  This visit […]

Austria Here We Came

Leaving Telfs in the morning, we headed for Innsbruck and learned we had two choices of travel. One was a railroad ferry which we’d traveled before. This means putting our car on a railroad bed and, while riding inside, travel through a mountain. Since the ferry was pricey, we decided to drive through the mountains. […]

Matterhorn in Zermat – Thrill of a Lifetime

My sister and I stopped to enjoy the flowers as we walked toward the famous Alp, the Matterhorn.  Though not the largest or tallest Alp, its shape is distinctive. I’d never been in Zermat and was surprised to learn that visitors cannot drive into the town. Only residence and service vehicles can use the streets […]

The Schilthorn Alpine Mountain and Village of Lauterbrunnen

Near Grindelwald is another village called Lauterbrunnen that is known for its waterfalls and the cable car system that takes visitors up to the top using three different cable cars. The town itself is restaurants, hotels and shops catering to visitors who want to mountain climb and also visit the Schilthorn, rising to 2, 970 […]

Grindelwald in the Swiss Alps

We found the perfect hotel for our stay in Grindelwald a short distance from the downtown area.  Grindelwald is a Swiss village and the setting for mountain climbers and glacier walkers to visit the Jungfrau and the Eiger, two of the larger Alpine mountains. This view is from our balcony but it gets even better. This breathing […]