Day 2

We woke up to a beautiful Sunday morning.  Bonus points for being Father’s day.  We had a very good German breakfast of fresh bread , cheese and cold cuts.  We say on the deck after, it was nice listening to the church bells ringing about a block away.

We loaded up and headed for our first stop, Rothenburg.  Rothenburg is unique in that it has retained the wall surrounding the inner city as it did in medieval times.  You could walk the distance around the perimeter of the city as if you were part of the Nights Watch.

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It was well worth the drive to see and explore the city. The clock tower peak is accessable from the city hall, we got our stair climbing in for the day and braved the heights.

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Rothenburg city hall (with three bell tower in the background)

After exploring we were of to Dachau, we decided to take the “Romantic Highway” back down instead of just flying on the autobahn. Beautiful country, with a small town or village every few miles.  We also had some heavy rain showers, but no thunder or lightning. We ended up reaching the front gate of Dachau at 5:10 pm. We may have well seen this:

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Sunday, 5:10… missed it by that much. On to Munich and the world famous Hoffbrau House. After the two waiters literally laughed when the heard we didn’t have reservations for a party of 11 (they run 3-4 days for a reservation) we were able to snake a table and all squeeze in on the second floor.

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After dinner we walked down to the city center to watch the clock tower. It was very festive with a band playing.  Unfortunately the
clock tower only rings twice a day, noon and 6.  Check YouTube if you want to see it I guess. 

Got back to the house late, 11:00 PM.  Tomorrow, the Alps…

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