Nov. 29, 2013

Long day today …traveled on tour bus from 8:30 am until 7:30 pm to see the king Ludwig II castles.  Beautiful ice scopes along the way and at the castles.  Bought guide books with photos of inside rooms as no photos were allowed.  The last castle was up a steep winding mountain road.  It took us 40 minutes to walk up and about the same coming down,  there was ice , snow and slush on the road making it harder to walk.  We made it though.  Check out online info on king Ludwig II to get the history.  It is very interesting.

Peace and Love 

Woody and Norma

et the clock for 8 but didn’t get up until 9… Really did not want to venture out in the freezing weather here.  Eventually we caught the 12:20 train into town.  What a beautiful city.  Huge gothic buildings everywhere.  The Christmas market was in full swing with street after street of handmade items from lambs wool gloves and hats to intricately carved wood items.  Of course there were the food stands with the sausage sandwiches and gluhwine (hot wine with spices) and all sorts of goodies.  We visited two catholic churches here.  The first was the Dom cathedral of the Virgin Mary with it’s many side alters and old classic paintings and statues.  The second we happened upon was the Saint Michael church.  There was a website that offered a free audio guide to the church’s history. In case you are interested, it is

ww.st-Michael-muenchen.de/audioguide

We will probably go back to the Dom church Saturday for mass. We ate dinner at the famous Hofbrau Haus which seats 3000.  It was crowded!  The music was live and fun.  Woody had his one liter beer stein with dinner.  It was so heavy, I could not lift it.  He did not feel the cold all the way home.  Tomorrow tour two castles all day near the town of Fussen.

I have been having trouble posting to the blog site. Hopefully that will resolve when we get to the next city. I have been putting a lot of photos on Facebook.

Peace and Love

Woody and Norma

Nov. 26, 2013 Rothenburg, Germany

It was not as windy today, and surprise…when we got off the train in Rothenburg it was snowing very lightly.  The sun was out and it was just beautiful.  Almost made us forget how cold it was…almost.  We bought extra gloves and knit cowl as the day progressed.  This city was very interesting as it is a walled city with a long history of battles fought.  We went on the dungeon tour and then St. Jacobs Church which has a relic of Jesus blood in a very ornate wooden sculpture.  Walking almost all the perimeter of the city took us a long time.  The coffee and pastries along the way were delish as was the local Franconian wine with lunch.  The countryside here is super beautiful.  Make sure to see the photos for today.  Tomorrow we will be moving to Munich.

Peace and Love

Norma and Woody