Salzburg to Nuremberg via Munich

September 8, 2013 – Once we got over the initial shock of Salzburg seeming like a large city after the tiny town of Mittenwald, we greatly enjoyed our time there and would gladly go back.  We took one final stroll along the water in the morning before heading to the train station.  The early morning…

Salzburg, Austria

September 7, 2013 – The road to Salzburg took us through Munich.  We didn’t venture past the train station, though, since we had a tight connection to make.  We did make it, and were happy to find out that we were on the top section of a double decker train.  Which was very cool.  Things…

Mittenwald Chair Lift

September 6, 2013 – It’s our last full day in Mittenwald.  It’s such a beautiful small town with wonderful hiking and great food. The weather throughout the trip has been wonderful, but today there is a chance of rain in the afternoon today and we’d prefer not to be caught out in any thunderstorms that might…

Karwendel

September 5, 2013 – Happy German Birthday to one of the nerds! 🙂  The day started as the other ones, with us enjoying a nice breakfast in our little kitchen – coffee, juice or juice-like beverage, buttered bread and cold cuts and cheese, and some sort of fresh fruit (usually apples or plums).  It’s so…

Mittenwald Hiking to Austria

September 4, 2013 – To celebrate our first full day in Mittenwald, we enjoyed a breakfast of cold cuts, fruit, and apple drink.  We also made some sandwiches and gathered our water bottles (2L bottles – as a side note, no one uses Nalgene, but they do re-use old pop, wine, and large plastic bottles)…

Fussen to Mittenwald

September 3, 2013– Today was scheduled to be a full travel day, since we had to get from Fussen to Mittenwald.  We changed trains in Munich, and since we were traveling during lunch time we got some supplies from the train station.  The coffee, sausage sandwiches and pretzels were all delicious.  We also learned that,…

Hohenschwangau Castles

September 2, 2013  – The area around Fussen and Hohenschwangau is known for two King Ludwig II castles, Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau.  There’s also a lovely little walking path connecting Fussen to Hohenschwangau, which we were fortunate to be able to walk both to and from the castles.  Over a breakfast of cold cut sandwiches and…