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A trip to the Bavarian Alps

This is a discussion on A trip to the Bavarian Alps within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I thought I'd share a few pics from my honeymoon trip in the Bavarian Alps ...

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    I thought I'd share a few pics from my honeymoon trip in the Bavarian Alps last September...The landscape is perfect, just like the 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles I used to do, the people are very polite and really try to help you even though I don't speak German. All you need is a car (preferably convertible, if the weather is good) with equipped with satnav and lots of petrol. Will definately revisit next year!
    1. A view from a hotel in Frankfurt, or as they call it, Meinhattan (the river Mein flows through it and the skyline resembles Manhattan)
    2. The castle Neuschwanstein built in the Alps by King Ludwig II in the late 1800 but died and was left incomplete, which inspired Disney and used it as his company's trademark (hearsay!)
    3. The small medieval town of Rothenburd ob der Tauber, which has been preserved for centuries untouched by the passage of time or wars.
    4. The alpine village Mittenwald, with houses flaunting beautiful frescoes, the center of the violin making.
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    1. The slow ascent of the cable car to the top of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany (3.000m/9850ft) on the Austrian-German border.
    2. The remaining glacier in Zugspitze (damn that greenhouse effect!)
    3. The magnificent Koenigssee (King's Lake)
    4. A view from our room in Berchtesgaden, a town resort in the Alps, built in the heart of a national park. Just a few km from Salzburg, Austria.
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    Those are wonderful photos! You must have had one amazing trip!

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    Germany still looks the same.. Lovely.

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    Oh Giovanna! Thank you for the wonderful pictures of Bavaria! We took an all too brief tour through the area and I immediately put it on my list of places to go back and explore. I would love to go hiking there! I remember it as being charming and pristine and green. And those frescoes on the houses you mentioned--so charming!

    We have our share of mountains here in Colorado, USA, but they are so different. Ours are wild and arid and rocky, whereas those in Switzerland/Austria/Germany were so manicured and perfect. What a beautiful world we live in!

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    What takes your breath away is the fact that even the smallest village is so tidy and clean...These are just sheds for the animals and firewood on a prairie but the surrounding grass is better kept than my lawn!
    BTW as that cable car rose to the top of the mountain, swinging all the way, and I was nervous and worried about my well-being, i noticed some hikers on the brink of a rocky slope...man!
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