Typical snow covered valley in Bavaria. This was in early September
Bridges span gorges in many places.
A typical farmstead. Note that the barn is attached to the house.
This is done for several reasons. One is that the heat given off
by the animals helps heat the house and second, the farmer does
not have to go outside to tend to the animals.
It gets cold and snowy here.
These photos are of the grounds and interior of the castle.
Chiemsee Lake was one of Hitler's favorite vacation spots.
This is the Dachau Concentration Camp entrance. I first visited this place in the 1960's when stationed in Munich with the US Army. The horror of the confinement barracks and gas chambers was unbelievable. Since then, as I found in 2001, much has been eradicated. It is now more of a park like environment; however the museum still shows the original through photographs. The gate has the infamous "Work Shall Make You Free" slogan.
The plaque says it all.
This church has a personal meaning. On September 11, 2001 we were returning from a sight seeing day trip on a tour bus. We noticed that the tour guide received a call phone call and had an extremely concerned look but she said nothing. About an hour later she received a second call as we were pulling into the parking lot of this church. She then announced that the World Trade Center towers in New York had been destroyed by an airplane hitting them. We then filed into this church. It was originally scheduled as a sightseeing stop but became much more. This was how our trip to Europe ended. The people seen are those that were on our tour.