Category Archives: Germany

London – Munich – Canberra

Headed out of Heathrow today, 6:00 am out of bed and off to Munich where we had a good tour of Hitler’s part of the country. All the more interesting because yesterday we had checked out Churchill’s bunkers in London. … Continue reading

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Boris und der Hund

GERMANY / DEUTSCHLAND September 2010 When Boris arrived on the scene in Muenchen, he decided to mingle with the locals, basically to get the low-down on where to buy cheap bier. He bought an Isor card and proceeded to use … Continue reading

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Stadtkyll to Odense

17 September After getting a taxi at 6:30 we jumped on a train from Junkerath and headed off to Köln and then transferred to trains to Hamburg (DE) and Odense (DK).

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Stadtkyll

16 September Ian & Luba left mid morning for Koblenz and a look at the Rhine River before heading to Frankfurt tomorrow evening. They found some castles hard to find so messaged us when they arrived in Frankfurt tonight. We … Continue reading

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Euskirchen

15 September Went off to Euskirchen for lunch – Luba will then go off for some retail therapy whilst Jen, Ian and I go exploring. Include photo Euskirchen – Kids in Mkt Place

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Luxembourg & Vianden

14 September This morning we went down into the Vallée de la Petrusse and experienced a very different part of the city. Certainly not cosmopolitan as the main city centre is. Contained all the fortifications that were required to protect … Continue reading

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Trier & Luxembourg

13 September Headed off to Trier, the oldest city in Germany and went on a city walk, enjoying morning tea in front of the Porta Nigra (Roman Gate), Karl Marx’s Haus where he was born and leaned much about his … Continue reading

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Stadtkyll doing very little

11 September Quiet day around Stadtkyll doing washing etc and visiting the local village. Enjoyed the swimming pool and an internet connection.

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Worms – Oldest town in Germany -> Stadtkyll

10 September Worms – the oldest town in Europe (1000AD) and one where the Jewish community has been all but wiped out (1933-1938) in the leadup to World War II and yet the cemetery was left intact and the Synagogue … Continue reading

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Regensburg

9 September Saskia joined us for brunch and gave us a wonderful tour of Regensburg – quite an exciting town and this is the area from where the current Pope came. Churches were spectacular with gold brocade etc just about … Continue reading

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Boris visits Mad Ludwig

SCHWANGAU 8 September 2010 Hobson and Viktor were seen escaping from Riessersee Hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Questions will be asked about the mini-bar. After driving through Austria, they were stopped at a police road block in the vicinity of Reutte. After … Continue reading

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Mad Ludwig’s Castle -> Regensburg

8 September Headed off mid morning to see Mad Ludwig’s castle (Neuschwanstein) and the castle of his father. The difference was quite incredible – the father who was content is his castle (Hohenschwangau) and Mad Ludwig who lived in a … Continue reading

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Boris was seen in Oberammergau

OBERAMMERGAU 7 September 2010 REPORT 1 This is new report from Viktor in glorious village of Oberammergau. Everyone will know famous village of Unterammergau. Oberammergau is just up the road a short distance from Unterammergau. Boris was seen lurking in … Continue reading

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Oberammagau with Ian & Luba

7 September Caught the late morning bus into Oberammagau where we had the chance to have a look raound this rather quaint village, dressed up to create the best atmosphere for all visitors attending the play. Many houses are painted … Continue reading

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Report From Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Viktor has duty to report on recent activities of that fool, Boris. Viktor is sitting in nice hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Viktor has finally made contact with Hobson, who was seen arriving at bahnhof in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Note to Hobson: be more … Continue reading

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Zurich to Garmish-Partenkirchen

6 September Back on the train (a Railjet which is allowed to go up the 160Km per hour maximum whilst in Switzerland) and heading for Innsbruck,crossing the Rhine River into Litchenstein but unable to get a picture of Vaduz Castle … Continue reading

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Grenoble to Zurich

5 September Got on the train following a wonderful 3 days with Mathilde and Julien and their family (including the cows being grown up) and after having a nice lunch with ‘English’ Uncle Dennis & his family in Grenoble – … Continue reading

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Dachau – never again!

DACHAU, 4 September 2010. There is a memorial within the site that says: NEVER AGAIN. Neither Viktor nor Boris nor Hobson went to Dachau. This story is too important to be taken lightly. When I arrived in Munich we had … Continue reading

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Bayern bier quality law

Boris was invited, after parting with a wad of euros (a form of cash used in Europe), to investigate the Bayern (Bavarian) Bier Quality Law. This tale has an historical setting. The Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law) was enacted in Ingolstadt in … Continue reading

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Bier Hall putsch continues

Boris has been left to his own devices in Muenchen. It seems Hobson slipped through Franz Josef Strauss airport and onto the train to Grenoble while the bumbling spy slept. Well done Hobson! Boris rose early, sometime before midday. He … Continue reading

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