From Salzburg we took a train into Munich, where we spent the next five days. Germany was never on my list of places I needed to visit, but I'm so glad I did. Munich is so historic and beautiful, I'm sure my eyes were as big as saucers looking around at all of the beautiful sights. Two days while we were in Munich we specifically for two different tours, so during the rest of our time there we mostly just wandered around and ate a lot of pretzels.
One day we traveled to the town of Füssen to visit Neuschwanstein Castle. I like to think I'm some what well traveled and I can safely say that I have never seen anything quite as impressive as this castle. My photos hardly do it any justice. It was spectacular and I was in absolute awe. To get up to the castle we had to trek up this steep hill, which was not fun at all - but it was so worth it. If you are ever near Füssen you really need to go! I demand it. This castle was another one of the highlights of my trip.
Another day we took a trip to the town of Dachau to take a tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp. The camp now serves as a memorial site and there are several memorials located on site. I didn't take any photos during our visit, I borrowed the photograph of one of the memorials from my lovely pal Monika (Monika - I hope you don't mind!). We walked through Barrack X, which housed the gas chamber and walking through there was truly chilling. It was interesting (and utterly horrifying) to hear some of the stories our tour guide shared with us. Definitely one of the most eye opening experiences of my trip.
On a much lighter note, our remaining days in Munich were spent popping in and out of shops and visiting beer gardens. In the evenings the beer gardens would stop serving half litres of beer, so only full litres were available. I'm not much of a beer drinker, but I proudly finished half of my one litre (my two friends finished with ease). I was quite sad to be leaving Munich, mainly because I was leaving my two friends behind. I made the decision to leave my friends halfway through our trip to visit England. So I boarded a train and was now en route to London!
Stay tuned for my London photo diary coming up soon! x