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Day 57: Auf Wiedersehen and thanks for following along

Today was a long travel day, however everything went so very smoothly. The car return was super easy and fast. Faster then any rental return I have ever experienced. We are totally impressed with the Renault Megane we got through … Continue reading

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Day 56: Finals in Frankfurt

This was our final sightseeing day, tomorrow we return our car and fly back home.  We are in Frankfurt, a large German city that is known also as “Bankfurt” (it is the banking centre of Germany, and indeed the EU), … Continue reading

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Day 54 and 55: Castle Rheinfels

For our final full day in the region we elected to go over to the even bigger water thoroughfare of Germany, the might Rhine River, and in particular to the ruins of Rhienfels Castle, which was the largest castle (of … Continue reading

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Day 53: Roman Trier

The city of Trier is upstream of us on the Mosel river, and was the capital of the western Roman Empire.  It has a large collection of Roman ruins, many well preserved and functional.  This was our destination for our … Continue reading

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Day 52: Burg Eltz

The main activity for today was to visit Burg Eltz, a medieval castle which has never been destroyed, and in fact has been owned by the Eltz family for about 850 years.  It is situated in a valley, but on … Continue reading

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Day 51: On to Wine Country

Another travel day, leaving the wonders of LegoLand (which was good for the kids) for the wonders of the WineLand (good for us adults), known hereabouts as the shores of the Mosel river.  We are staying in Zell, above a … Continue reading

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Day 49 and Day 50: Legoland

We were at Legoland for the last two days. It’s been great watching the boys enjoy themselves so much. My boys are crazy for Lego. We have bins and bins of the little bricks, we have boxes and boxes of … Continue reading

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Day 48: More Castles

Today, like yesterday, was again about castles.  But not the cushy romantic reproductions of the rich like yesterday, but rather a nearby set of 4 castles and fortresses that were built for, and put to entirely original, defensive purpose. The … Continue reading

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Day 47: Mad Castles and Downhill Fun

Today we spent visiting two of the castles of “mad” King Ludwig.  This is Ludwig II, who grew up with Wagner and a very idealized view of medieval times (e.g. Romanticism).  His fantastic family resort castle (Hohenschwangau), built on a … Continue reading

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Day 46: Füssen, Germany

It’s almost 11 pm as I sit to write this, therefore I’m going to keep this short, so that I can get a good nights sleep. We drove from Munich to Füssen, a beautiful little town on the south end of … Continue reading

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