Bavarian-Tyrolean Roadtrip

Voila, encore les vacances! Well, we’ve been working for 6 weeks now, so it’s time for some more vacation. I started off by driving with my friend, Verena, one of my Moroccan adventure co-conspirators, from Strasbourg back to her hometown of Goldrain, Italy. It is in the German-speaking part of Italy (much to my surprise and perhaps also to your surprise, dear reader, there is a significant section of north-eastern Italy where the native language is not Italian, but actually an Austrian-like dialect of German).

This was more or less our route:

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We stopped for lunch in Ulm and spent about 90 seconds after lunch admiring the tallest cathedral in the world before getting back on the road:

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We took a short detour to see the famous fairy tale Neuschwanstein castle (the one that inspired Walt Disney) from rather far away:

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Neuschwanstein is up on the left side of the photo, Hohenschwangau is the one to the right. You should just google pictures of these castles…this is a terrible photo of the castles. We look cute though!

I also learned how to pronounce “Neuschwanstein.”

We made a quick stop at a very nice waterfall almost exactly 700 meters before the German-Austrian border (German side):

 

We stopped in Reutte, Austria for tea.

Next stop was a pizza place at the Italian-Austrian border for dinner. I still have no idea which side of the border we were on.

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We did a lot of talking and singing. Made it through 1.3 episodes of the Savage Lovecast. And I took looks of terrible photos of majestic mountains from our moving car. It was a great time!

 

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