Thursday, May 29, 2014

Old and New Munich


 We had a busy few days in Munich and apart from the rain we really enjoyed our time there. We took a walking tour around the older buildings of the city and then finished in the modern shopping heart of the city.
We also took the train out to Durnbach War Cemetery to visit my uncle's grave. It is a very well-kept cemetery and it was suprisingly emotional.
 A tour of Dachau Concentration camp completed our time here. The tour guide gave an excellent explanation of the facors leading to the war as well as the different main people involved. We are both very interested in history so we have enjoyed the walking tours for their expert commentary.
   Many thanks for all your lovely coments dear readers. We are enjoying meeting so many friendly people on our travels and especially appreciate how they have helped us when our German and other people's English, have lead to challenges with being understood. Unfortunately today our planned meeting with a lovely German FB friend and her family, didn't work out due to the change in train schedule of today's public holiday. That was disappointing but there will always be hurdles when traveling and we hope to meet again on anoither trip. Margaret, don't worry about England's scenery being disappointing after the Alps, as we will really enjoy the history, castles and green fields after our dry climate. Also Marijke I only have a small suitcase so I've been very careful not to buy souvenirs apart from a few small pieces of fabric for my two current projects using half inch hexagons. It's surprising how much stitching I can do while on the train and still see the scenery. 
We're currently in Grimma, in East Germany, to visit Colditz Castle tomnorrow morning and then off to Berlin for a few days.
Hugs, Jan Mac

3 comments:

margaret said...

this journey really is a wonderful experience for you both, you are seeing so many things and visiting so many places, how good to be able to visit your uncle`s grave as well

marijke Kleefman-Sandee said...

HAI,YOU SEE SO MUCH, HAVING A GREAT TIME IN GERMANY.ENGLAND IS LOVELY ,I NOW, WE HAD HOLIDAYS THERE FOR 30 YEARS.LOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU THE 4TH
HUGS MARIJKE

Linda said...

You will love Berlin! Fabulous city, so much to see.