Germany/Italy/Switzerland 2006: Table of Contents

Heidelberg, Germany – Monday Heidelberg, Germany – Tuesday/Wednesday Heidelberg, Germany – Thursday Würzburg, Germany – Friday Rothenburg, Germany – Saturday Rothenburg, Germany – Sunday Nymphenburg Palace, Germany – Monday Oberammergau, Linderhof Palace, the Wieskirke, and Füssen, Germany – Tuesday Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, Germany – Wednesday Füssen to Austria to St. Moritz to Lake Como, Italy – Thursday Lake Como, … Continue Reading →


Norway Day 10: Going Home

So, this is my last Norway post – well, next to last. I’m going to make an index page that links all the many many blogs I did. Ok, and I lied again because I might post a few of my husband’s pics that were of things I missed. He went running in a bunch of the different cities and … Continue Reading →


Interlaken, Switzerland – Monday

The morning after our day in Zermatt, we caught the train back to our car, and then headed for Interlaken, also in Switzerland. It was a shorter drive, so we got there by lunchtime. The drive was really cool:


Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, Germany – Wednesday

Here are a few more images around Füssen: Today was Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, two castles used by Ludwig – Neuschwanstein, was built by him, Hohenschwangau, was his parents, and his after his father’s death. His father rebuilt Hohenschwangau, and designed it in a gothic style – gorgeous paintings on the walls. I really liked them. Unfortunately, no pics were allowed … Continue Reading →


Oberammergau, Linderhof Palace, the Wieskirke, and Füssen, Germany – Tuesday

After Nymphenberg, we stayed overnight in Oberammergau, which is in the mountains and has lovely scenery. It’s also the site of a huge Passion Play that has been put on every 10 years for centuries. Basically, after war and plague decimated much of the area, the residents of Obserammergau promised God that they would be a Passion Play every 10 … Continue Reading →


Nymphenburg Palace, Germany – Monday

Monday morning, August 14, we packed up and left Rothenburg, and continued (in the correct direction), down the Romantishe Strasse, towards Munich. Outside of Munich is Schloss Nymphenburg, which belonged to, among others, Ludwig I. The castle is immense and sprawling, with huge grounds. It was a little hard to find, because we didn’t have any good maps of Munich … Continue Reading →


Rothenburg, Germany – Sunday

Sunday, August 13, 2006 Sunday, the 13th, we continued wandering all over town: Along the Herrngasse: Here is the Burgtor, the largest and oldest gate tower in Rothenburg, dating from the 12th century. (And a building and the wall near it!)


Rothenburg, Germany – Saturday

Saturday, August 12, 2006 August 12 it was on to Rothenburg! We started out going the wrong way, which we discovered 35 km too late. So back through Wurzburg we went. And then finally arrived after maybe an hour and a half. To get to our hotel, we had to go through two stone gates and up these tiny roads. … Continue Reading →


Würzburg, Germany – Friday

Friday, August 11, 2006 I have to say, his whole trip has felt a bit like the Amazing Race (Make your way to Nymphenburg Castle. Find the painting of Madame Du Barry and pick up your next clue!) So, Friday morning, August 11, I slept in and rested my knee, while Doug went to the conference. We checked out at … Continue Reading →


Heidelberg, Germany – Thursday

Thursday, August 10, 2006 Today I took a cab up to the Old Bridge Gate to save my knees. They bothered me quite a bit this afternoon – probably from yesterday’s exertions, but what can you do? I tried to take it easy and take breaks to rest them. I managed to see what I wanted, so that’s good!, So, … Continue Reading →


Heidelberg, Germany – Tuesday/Wednesday

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 I definitely overdid the walking yesterday – I know I did a lot, but it’s not like I’ve never walked that far before! My knees hurt on the way home, and once they stiffened last night they were pretty bad, particularly the left one. I tried to stay off them, and of course there is no … Continue Reading →


Heidelberg, Germany – Monday

Doug was going to a conference in Heidelberg, Germany, and I wasn’t going to miss out on the trip! We spent a week in Heidelberg, where I toured around by foot with my camera and a guidebook, and Doug attended his conference. At the end of the conference week, we rented a car and drove around Germany, and into Northern … Continue Reading →