Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Gondola Ride & Germany Round 2

When I got back from Cologne late Monday night, I practically ran through the streets of Venice to meet my family at their hotel. They'd been there for 2 days already enjoying the city I've called home for the last two months. Unfortunately I had class on Tuesday and Wednesday so I didn't get to spend all that much time with them aside from our roof-top breakfast and our gondola ride

Munich, Germany
Nymphenburg Palace

New Town Hall

 Hofbräuhaus- Beer hall & Brewery owned by the Bavarian state

BMW Museum/headquarters

Olympic Park

1972 Olympic pool- Mark Spitz won 7 gold medals in lane 4
Interesting to think how high-tech it was considered back then

Salzburg, Austria
On our third day we took a beautiful two hour train ride to Salzburg, Austria. The relatively small city is best known for being the birthplace of Mozart in the 18th century and the filming location of the Sound of Music. 

 Mirabell Gardens 
House where the Sound of Music was filmed 

Shopping street, Getreidegasse 

Salzach river 

Dachau Concentration Camp
On our last full day in Germany we went to Dachau concentration camp which has been transformed into a memorial and museum. It was actually the first Nazi concentration camp to be opened in 1933 and was liberated in 1945. 206,206 people passed through the camp in these 12 years.

To describe the experience in one word: numbing 
The entrance 
"work will set you free"

The barracks- the only building still open for viewing

Roll call square and maintenance building, now the museum 

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