On to our last adventure

So after five nights in Wroclaw it was, sadly, time to move on.

Last time we were in Wroclaw, the train station was under construction and we had to wait outside looking at a big board watching for our train to be listed so we could run up the stairs to the right track. The new one is done and its gorgeous.


The train we took was a regional train that stopped frequently, was crowded and for a good amount of the trip full of young exchange students, although not when I took the pictures.  So not as comfortable – or fast – as some train rides.


Not much interesting scenery- it varied between farm fields and forest.


Our little apartment in Dresden was in a perfect location – we had a view of the Frauenkirche right out our window, easy access to many landmarks and sights, and tons of good restaurants in close walking distance.

Below left is a corner of the Frauenkirche and in front of it a piece of the original church that was left as a monument. The dark stone in these buildings is the old original stone, the lighter stone is new. Many people assume the dark color is from the fires but it is a normal darkening of sandstone and only speaks to its age. Newer sandstone that replaced destroyed pieces is light but will darken with age.  After the war, the Russians would not rebuild the Frauenkirche so it was not begun until about 1990 and finished and first used again as a church in about 2005.  Many many buildings are restored but the work still goes on.  (Cranes are visible in the background for some new buildings)

Many large old houses were rebuilt to be hotels. This was definitely not tourist season and there were more Germans than anything in the old town even but it gets much more crowded as the weather gets warmer.

A couple of shots of the Frauenkirche from up close.

Martin Luther statue a little closer


Buggy ride tours


More views around the main square.


And of course there was an Irish Pub….
We mostly just had time during this quick stop in Dresden to walk around and see some of the sights and the next day to take a bus tour. And eat some good food. And we wanted to look for local food so we asked our Airbnb host for ideas. He told us we should try Dresdner Trodelschanke. (Can figure out how to make this do umlauts). It has old fashioned food from this area and old fashioned decor, in that it is filled with antiques, knickknacks and just stuff.
I know this is a lot of pictures of one place but it was interesting. Bill said it felt like you were eating at your grandma’s house.  And with two white-haired women working there, it was believeable.

Our new best friends in Poland take us sightseeing!

I know this one is long, but bear with me – I get a whole day done and I promise, not even pictures of dinner – you’ll see why at the end.

So last night’s dinner and the concert the night before were not the end of the generosity and friendship shown to us by Janusz and Hanna Malinowski. When we mentioned we planned to rent a car to drive to some sites 30-60 minutes away the next day, they offered to go with us and drive! Turned out to be fun for them too because Hanna had never seen these places and Janusz had last seen the castle 40 years ago when it was not much more than a ruin.
The first stop was a former large farm and manor home that now is used for seminars and training and raising horses.  It had formerly belonged to James Helmuth Von Moltke 

The estate is now used to hold conferences and it seemed to further the ideas of solidarity begun in the 1980’s.
We walked through some of the rooms of the big house that are set up as a kind of museum of the history of Wroclaw and resistance.


Church just outside the grounds – this church is very old but we were not able to get inside as it wouldn’t be opened until later in the afternoon before Mass.


A piece of the Berlin Wall – I wonder how many of those there are!


Some parts from the exhibition in the house. The first one shows the movement of people that took place at Russia’s command. Poles who were in Eastern Poland (which Russia wanted) and those who had been deported to Siberia previously were brought to the formerly German lands around Breslau, now Wroclaw. In addition, all the Germans and, in fact, everything German including many graves were removed from the area. The people were put on trains until there was no room, then they were forced to walk to Dresden in the winter – many died along the way and many died in Dresden during the Fire Bombing. This would have included some not so distant relatives of mine also.


A picture of Wroclaw after the war.


Next stop was the Peace Church in Swidnica. This Lutheran Church is the largest wooden church in Europe, at least.   It is a Lutheran Evangelical Church built with permission from the Emperor given in 1652. It was the third of three that could be built with the restriction that they be built all of wood and be finished within a year of beginning.  It almost was not finished until Hans Heinrich of Ksiaz (visiting that castle next) donated 2000 trees from his forest.  It was completed in 1657.  It can accommodate 7500 people! Of course parts were done later – the altar was in 1750’s and renovation has been done over the years.

 


The very baroque interior does’nt even seem to belong to the same building!

 

 

The organ was completed in 1666 and is still working. It’s absolutely beautiful.



Last but not least,  Ksiac Castle. Standing dramatically on a steep rocky hill, encircled by a gorge, Ksiaz Castle towers majestically over the area. After visiting some of its grand chambers, it is worthwhile to take a stroll down the excellent castle terraces and landscaped gardens where you can admire a magnificent views of the surrounding area. There was also a grim episode in the history of the castle. During the World War II it was intended to be transformed into one of Hitler’s headquarters. Some mysterious underground halls and corridors were built here as it became part of the Project Riese – the biggest mining enterprise of Nazi Germany which led to construction of a complex of tunnels inside the Owl Mountains.

There were a few rooms decorated to look as they might have before the war.  Janusz told us that he was last here 40 years ago when it was still mostly rubble and he was amazed at the reconstruction that has been done.  Besides the displays of art works, some beautifully decorated rooms, there was also an extensive photo collection of the family who lived there mostly taken by the head chef who was a photography lover. His granddaughter donated the negatives so large pictures could be printed. I didn’t really photograph most of them but here are a couple.

We did not have time for the guided tour and tour of some of the tunnels where Nazi gold/treasures were sought (but have not been found).  But you can see pictures below of some of those areas.

This is the stables that belonged to the castle.  They are still used and horses are bred here.

Display of carriages

And a few of the many beautiful horses.

The nursery

Indoor riding ring

Also the greenhouse/conservatory which was beautiful and where we learned that Janusz knew most of the plants – not only by one name, often by three names, Latin, Polish and English!

So end of the day and we drove back to their house to eat leftovers from the great dinner we had the night before! That’s why no picture needed this time.

Wroclaw Museum and the Malinowski’s

In the morning we both did some work and then headed out to the new Wroclaw Museum which had been recommended to us. It was basically a history of Poland and in particular Wroclaw from the time between the two world wars up through the present day, presented with models like the home below of the times and many articles and artifacts from each time period. 



Box car representing the “repatriation” of the Wroclaw area with Poles from Eastern Poland (a forced movement to get them out of land the Russians wanted) and also the related movement out of everyone and everything German. Three millions Germans were forced to leave Lower Silesia and while some got on trains, others walked. Many died along the way in the winter weather and many of the rest died not long after reaching Dresden in the Fire Bombing. 

I had read about the war destruction in this area, reports range from 50 to 80 percent of Wroclaw was destroyed. Then Russians removed equipment and even bricks from some of the buildings for their own use. The Poles forced to move here were left with a lot of rubble to live in. And driving around the city you can’t help but remember that this was under Russia for years, the reminder being in the Soviet style buildings from the 1950-70’s.  But I did not really remember well the solidarity movement, Lech Walesa and the resistance to communism and that it lasted until the end of the 1980’s. That’s when Wroclaw’s future began to look up.  Picture below is Lech Walesa speaking in Wroclaw. 


The cafeteria


On the way back we saw the Church of St Elizabeth of Hungary and thought that the steeple which was most likely rebuilt this way after the war, seemed to be made to look like a bombed out steeple. We wonder if that was the intention in creating this metal framework only on a brick building.


And balcony where Hitler once spoke at the Monopol Hotel – made all the more poignant after visiting the history museum.


We walked the 2 ½ miles back to our apartment, rested an hour and were taken to Janusz and Hanna’s house first for “lunch” which includes plates of meats, a big bowl of herring (my favorite!), salad, bread, cheeses.  

We then got a tour of the house and gardens. They built this house over a period of some time while they lived in a small finished area – house of their dreams (and mine!). It’s just beautiful with amazing features. Can’t go into all that so here are just a couple of pictures. 


Hanka is the indoor designer and Janusz planted each item in the garden himself and can tell you what every tree, flower and shrub is. The yard even includes an endangered Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood) from China. I think that one is one he said he grew from a cutting he took from a botanical garden and its beautiful.


Then came the hot dinner! All prepared by Hanka including the dessert. Lots of traditional Polish food.


And if we weren’t already spoiled by them, they are driving us to see some sights today. One more day here and then on to Dresden for two days and then home.

NICU and Classical Music 

Today I met with Dr Janusz Malinowski, a doctor that Bill meet on a train one time he was here in Poland. He is the head of OB/GYN at a hospital in Wroclaw and took me to see their obstetrics unit and NICU. It was quite interesting although I did not take any pictures. I had donated clothing to them twice when 3M people were coming over (one was Bill and one other person brought some) and they loved them so I brought a new supply including some of my tiniest shirts. They have one very tiny baby right now who will be able to try those on – only about 900 grams. 

In the past few years they have updated their NICU and it is quite high tech now but I was very impressed with how quiet it was and relaxed. No monitors beeping or alarms alarming – although I’m sure they do on occasion. The neonatologist that took me around told me they only rarely intubate a baby (put them on a respirator) and use only CPAP on most of them. They feel they get better results with less lung damage. If you know nothing about NICUs this will not mean much to you but I found their more gentle approach interesting. They get a good result so it must work ok! While the NICU has lots of high tech equipment and the ultrasound and C-Section room have all the normal equipment, the overall feel was a very homey, non-high tech one that makes birth seem more normal not so much a medical procedure. On the other hand, they keep moms there 2-3 days for a normal birth and probably 5-6 days for a C-Section. 

My tour of the hospital included talking with some moms who had recently given birth and some recovering from c-sections, meeting nurses and doctors, who exclaimed over the new clothes – I’m hoping to get some pictures.  One of the moms there had herself been delivered by Janusz and now her child was born there. We got a chance to discuss hospitals in our two countries, medical education and also some politics. After Trump’s election its impossible to avoid being asked about it.  The time was very enjoyable. 

We then went for lunch at a restaurant on an island near the old town. First I was shown a new construction project, this will include underground (under water?) parking and a restaurant and maybe other things on the upper levels and the whole thing is designed to look like a ship on the water. 


Very nice restaurant where I got a smoked fish salad and “chocolate mousse” dessert, which was a little different than the usual. Dessert only shown….

Walking back to the apartment we saw this poster and both of us immediately thought of our daughter Colleen. Anyone else think it looks a bit like her? Although obviously in extreme makeup and pose.


Next Janusz and his wife took us to a concert at the National Forum of Music Concert Hall.  Here’s a picture of the main stage although we’ll be at a smaller one – kind of chamber orchestra size.

And pictures from our small performance – two pieces were 9 piece orchestra “Nonet” by Bohuslav Martinu and Nonet by Josef Rheinberger, and the third was a quintet – and was one of my favorites – Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet KV581. 


All of them were excellent and wonderful acoustics.   Then after our usual walk around the square, the day is done. Tomorrow we go to a Museum about the history of Wroclaw and then to dinner at the home of Janusz and Hania. And again I’m all caught up!

My day “off”

Finally came down with the cold Bill had earlier in the trip so was kind of glad to have not too much planned for this cool, cloudy day. We had gotten groceries last night. Bill happily had Honey Nut Cherrios for breakfast before going off to work. I did a load of laundry in the apartment and then made scrambled eggs for breakfast. Caught up on the blog – can’t believe I’m actually writing in real time right now. Finished a book I was reading and now in a French Cafe in Wroclaw. Giselle’s – it was recommended by our Airbnb host so decided to give it a try.


Galette (pancake in French, not a crepe) with spinach, chicken and cheese – very good and did remind me of France. And coffee, they do have good coffee, seems like they use a lot of Brazilian coffee.  All this for the price of a fancy Starbucks at home…

Wandered around and just took a few pictures – I somehow lost many of my picture from last time so it seemed worthwhile to take a few more so – you win, you get to see them!

While we saw no graffiti in Burghausen, there is quite a bit in Wroclaw. Some is political and some I have no idea…


Love the pretty streets of the old town.


I’ve been here before, visited many areas, many many churches but unfortunately my blog from that time was on blogger and when google bought it, many pictures disappeared AND I can’t find most of my pictures from that trip.  So I did visit one church yesterday and took pictures.

First on the way to the church is the Copperplate Engraver’s House, one of two that originally surrounded St Elizabeth’s Church.  It’s the building on the left in the forefront of this picture. Behind is St Elizabeth’s Church. These two buildings were originally home to men who serviced the church, taking care of the altars.

It’s one of my favorite views near the main square, the Rynek.


St Elizabeth’s was built on the spot of a 14th century Roman temple (a common thing in many places to build a Catholic Church on top of a Roman temple) and was built at the beginning of the 14th century by Count Boleslaw III.

It was almost impossible to capture and do justice to the very bright stained glass window and still get any detail in the darker church so I’ll show it in three pictures.

There are a few modern or at least more modern buildings in this area and they seem a strange contrast. Here you can see the church on the left, other more typical buildings and the more modern Sofitel. But at least its facade blends in somewhat.


This house is called (in English) House Under the Golden Sun and was built in the 16th century, a combination of two 13th century buildings. It was remodeled in the 17th century and is now an example of baroque architecture. 

And of course, Burger King – there’s also McDonalds, Starbucks and Pizza Hut (right next to our apartment). I watched a mom and three kids and I’m pretty sure she asked where they wanted to eat, because they all enthusiastically answered “Burger King” and went running towards it. Sadly (to me anyway) it was probably more crowded than any of the other restaurants.


But we did not have dinner at Burger King! We were taken out to Pod Fredra, a beautiful and very traditional restaurant. 

Lovely decor and ambiance. 

We got an amazing assortment of appetizers. Could have happily eaten just that! The herring (not visible in the picture) was the best I’ve ever had.  Grzegorz ordered so not sure what it all was.


And I’ve never had goose before so that’s what I got with the starch being traditional Polish something like gnocchi. Cranberry sauce and oranges. It was delicious.


Bill got the rabbit, and it was hard to pass that up but I did taste some of course.


Dessert was good but not our favorite, wish we’d gotten the apple pie/torte, it looked great.


And of coarse ended the evening with vodka. I’ll update later with the flavor but it was good.


Our wonderful company for the night – sorry I missed one person in the picture.


After that, it was time for twice around the Rynek to get some Fitbit steps and we were ready for bed.  The yellow building here is ours and we are on the top floor.  Two pizza places – Pizza Hut on one side and the one you can see on the other. The stairway often is filled with the scent of cooking pizza. 

Wroclaw – will it be as nice as I remembered?

Started off bright and early (well, ok cloudy but it was early) from Burghausen to Munich by regional train.


Bill wanted me to throw in a picture of solar panels so I could comment that we saw lots of “solar farms” although, ironically, we saw very little sun.


The Munich airport. They have self-checking for your baggage which went really quickly – maybe it just wasn’t a busy time. Security was also pretty easy, the opposite of Kuwait. Their X-ray machine didn’t even see my knee replacement. No passports required – as we were just going from one EU country to another.


Have to comment on this. A lot more smoking in Europe than the US still. And the airport had several of these “smoking rooms” provided by tobacco companies. This one was small out near the furthest gates but another one we saw was quite large and full of people.


Having erred on the side of caution (is anyone who knows Bill surprised?) – we had several hours at the airport so we got a little lunch and some last beer in Bavaria, where it is not considered an alcoholic beverage but a “food”.

Interesting that Wroclaw is still also called Breslau, at least when you’re in Germany. It was Breslau before the war. Afterwards, Russia got this territory and moved Polish people from eastern Poland into this area, forcing the German people out.  The sign alternated between the two.


Did enjoy Lufthansa’s snack more than a tiny package of pretzels or peanuts.


And now we’re in Poland – Wroclaw airport. I’d never seen it as last time we came by train from Berlin.


Our apartment and our view. Bedroom and kitchen are pretty tiny but functional and the living room and bathroom are spacious. We’re on the top floor (4 sets of long stairs) but the view is worth it.


We got settled in, Bill did some email and other work while I caught up on blog posts and then we set out to find dinner.  The town square is basically a big pedestrian zone around a center set of buildings (you can see one side of them above). That area and some others near this center are no cars most of the time. Lots of people out walking in the evenings and a fun upbeat atmosphere. Lots of restaurants, we basically picked by the interesting look of the one we went to but most of them are well rated on Yelp so we had many choices. It was drizzling but not too bad and added to the atmosphere a little – restaurants are using their outside areas but they have them mostly covered and heated with lamps.

The not very Polish sounding name of this restaurant is The Whiskey Jar – they serve whiskey in a mason jar along with various flavors and crushed ice. It was a little different but I thought good, even though I had beer I got to try Bill’s Cherry Whiskey.


This shrimp was wonderful and the stuffed potato Polish style (menu said it was traditional was yummy!

Bill’s salmon, roasted potatoes and beets with feta cheese – also good! The salmon was perfect.


And of course is walking around, trying to get our 10,000 steps (difficult on travel days sometimes), we saw the required Irish Pub (seriously, every town has had one)

And I’m caught up! Bill is off to work at 3M, I’m getting ready to make myself some eggs for breakfast and then venture out as the drizzle has stopped.

Ok, I officially love this town. 

We had two dinners here that were memorable so I’ll cover them but the main point is, as I was walking around by myself (around 10,000 steps per FitBit), I realized that I could come and live here for awhile and be happy,  the old town especially and within minutes you have a train and pretty much every store you need (up the hill and off to one side from the castle and old town). Even a Subway…

So I’m going to just bring you along to see some of what I liked. 

First, wanted to add a castle picture – did not include any showing the various courtyards, this was one of my favorite with the current cafe on the left which was the bakery and brewery at one time. 

St Jacob’s Church was first built in 1140 but fires and other damage over the years have necessitated various rebuilding and repair. 


Not as ornate as some but I found it very beautiful inside.



One side altar was particularly interesting.


St Joseph –  a Jesuit church from about 1630 and behind it is a school founded in 1629, Maximillian Gymnasium. 


Cute little grocery store in the Am Bichl area.


I just love this one! I took lots of door pictures. I always am tempted to do that in Paris but its been done, and published. Maybe hasn’t been for Burghausen, but those are for another post. Just had to include this here though.


A display for the Jazz Festsival which has been held annually here for 47years. 


A few of the greats who have commemorative plaques in the sidewalk. 


I noticed the water was down a lot since yesterday – almost 150 cm lower than yesterday.


I watched this big crow pulling wool off this sheep – nice lining for a nest.  He kept at it until he had a bunch and then took off. 



Just liked this mailbox – this guy is a business consultant and trainer


Love how these old buildings (which are protected as historical buildings) still have original structures – this in the Rathouse (town hall). 


A couple of night pictures

So

And dinner the first night at a Sardinian/Italian restaurant. Owner (from Sardinia) was very friendly, he’s been here 17 years and loves the town. Food was very good.


And the second night at Knoxoleum – an artist/restauranteur where the food is good enough but not the main attraction. The decor is over the top. That night a singer gave a concert of Bob Dylan songs.


one more view from our window


And because the sun came out. 


The walk I did while Bill worked was to the west end of Burghausen and back to the east, over the bridge to Austria, back down to the west bridge (about a mile each way) and then back to the hotel. About halfway through I realized I really like this town, it made me happy to be here. Friendly, cute, historical, pretty, I’d like to come here again. 

Ok, that’s it. So many unused photos but that’s enough for now.  Well, not quite. Here are two professional photos because it is hard to capture the whole town. You can see the eastern side bridge here, the west one is just out of view. 


The whole castle

Burghausen Castle

Walking around the first day we decided to go UP to the castle – wasn’t as bad a walk as it looked. Here is a picture of the whole town that I found online showing the extent of this castle. 

So up we went and this is one cool castle. Found out that in July they do a three day medieval festival at the castle and town – maybe I need to go back for that too.

I’ll throw in history as I got too. This hill was already settled in the bronze ages.  The castle itself was founded before 1025.  It was the second residence for the Dukes of Lower Bavaria in those early days. The main castle was built about 1255. So entering the main castle to the left in the picture from the town side.





It was modernized in the 1500’s to provide more military protection against the Ottoman Empire. It was also a place that ducal treasure was stored represented in the third picture of this set. 



A view of the town from the castle – probably part way up here.

And of the back of the castle – the side away from the town. 


This town was walled also in the medieval days but the walls of the castle were a secondary protection, it seems like it would have been quite a secure site. 

A chapel down in the 4th courtyard.


I promise I left out the great majority of my pictures but wanted to include some of the coolest areas.  And I’m tempted to do more so I’ll stop myself soon. But here are two picture I did with zoom lens just to see what they were mostly – beautiful church up on a hill quite a distance from Burghausen and I believe it was actually in Austria. 

And of course die Bergen – the mountains.


Ok, that’s the castle  – I will finish up in the next post with photos from walking around the town which I did a lot of the second day there while Bill was working. Also will fill you in on the interesting meals we had. 

Burghausen on the Salzach River.

So walked to the Bahnhof to get our train to Burghausen, a city near the 3M plant Bill was visiting. The plant people suggested the Post Hotel in Burghausen and it was a good choice to stay there. There is almost nothing in Glendorf where the plant is part of a huge complex of companies. 

It required 3 trains and almost 3 hours to go what would have been about 1 ½ hour drive. But it was interesting and actually quite cheap.  One ticket takes you on any/all Bavarian regional trains. 

But first I had to include this – I saw several of them in Munich. It’s a shortened name for Croissant and Bagel. The other store called themselves close to Parisian…. But the name just sounds funny in English.


First train and Bill is working. This took us to Lundshut.


Second train and Bill is working. This took us to Muhldorf.

Bavarian country side


One more train and we’re in Burghausen. 

The train station is in the higher area of town, away from the river and the old town. It’s like a different world – wide streets, stores, car dealers, “normal” houses, then you start down the hill into the “Altstadt” with the castle up on the hill above it.  Now this is a town I can love!

Our room in the 500 year old Post Hotel. Up three long flights of stairs (no “lift”).


The view out the window


Zoomed in

So we decided to walk around and find a place for lunch.  I had learned a few days before we left home that there was an International Jazz Festival in Burghausen and it started the night of the day we had to leave. Sad we had to miss it. This area ahead in the picture is called “Der Gruben”.


Lots of paintings on houses, typical in this area. 


And many houses had a plaque telling the history of the house. These buildings are all hundreds of years old. 



And then we came to the area called “Am Bichl” and decided to eat at Cafe Bichl

This was so good – don’t know what the cheese was but GOOD. The young waiter tried to explain what the crust was and came up with “a little like phyllo”. – I was impressed he knew that word but it wasn’t like that – really a very thin pizza crust. 

And of course, beer.


The Salzach river, walking down on the Burghausen side – the other side is Austria. 


a little Austrian (pretty much the same as south Bavarian) look


We walked down the river and across the bridge where we saw a building where they measure and record the river’s height and conditions. It had risen almost 200 centimeters in the past two days and was at over 400, flowing very rapidly and full of branches flowing downstream. 


Here is an old picture of the bridge – now it is steel but still keeps the wooden framework of the original bridge. 


On the bridge is Icarus (Ikarus in German).


And the small town of  Ach in Austria.


So next we walked up to the castle and visited the largest church.  Next post for that. I’m already liking this town. 

Munich, Germany – I should have loved it more but it did rain

I’ve been near Munich, love the scenery and the nearby mountains, love the whole idea of Bavaria but we avoided Munich when we were nearby years ago because the kids (and Dad) were with us and it seemed not a great time to visit with them because it was Oktoberfest.  I’m going to say right now I did not fall in love with Munich. There were some interesting things that I might consider going to see another time (we had very little time there this time) but I’m not sold on it.

Maybe because it rained most of the day and was windy and chilly. Maybe that made it worse.

It wasn’t a far walk to the old town area. We entered through old gates. Now, I’m not saying there weren’t beautiful buildings – even on a gray day but I’ve seen them now, that’s enough.


First view of the “new” Munich Rathaus. 


Just for my brother Kevin – he’ll know why (so will Judy). And no Bill didn’t – I think he needs you along.


The Rathaus


Later we saw a demonstration going on for women’s rights – expressing the need to provide equal pay for equal jobs. 

One of the highlights of Munich, the Frauenkirche  – but its actually hard to see so close up to other buildings as it is. And of course there was scaffolding. 



There is a defect in the pavement near the entrance that has a legend attached. It’s said the devil stood there and left a footprint, complete with  It showed up because he stood on this spot near the entrance to see the church that had been built and was overjoyed that there were no windows. From this point you cannot see any of the windows on the sides and the window behind the altar was hidden by the large altar piece that was there at that time.

The story goes on that the devil took a step forward and he could see the windows and was so mad he stamped his foot on the floor where he had been deceived and made this mark, complete with the spur on the heel .

The church’s condition after World War II


At this point we decided to take a bus tour partly to get out of the rain and warm again. It was a nice tour but we just didn’t take the time or effort to get off as it was getting late in the day (busses end at 4). 



We did get off for the Hofbrauhaus and had a breze (pretzel), wurst and bier.


And of course there was an Irish pub – we’ ve seen one everywhere we’ve been!


Most impressive was the palace outside of the main city a bit.


We also went by the site of the Munich Olympics – further back than many of you remember…

And back in the town a bit more before its the end of Munich for us.

Burgersaalkirche  – this had a lower and upper level. Built in the very early 1700’s.


Lower level


And the St Michaelskirche, a Jesuit church



And that’s it for pretty churches. But some picture of this church after the war. 


And last but not least, Bill found a store that had a plaque with his favorite motto on it.