Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Host Families

Thursday, June 23 German Homes: Both of a Possibly Crazy King and Definitely Generous German Families Another early checkout this morning. On the day’s schedule: Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace, and meeting our host families in Augsburg and its suburb Kissing. After another breakfast of lunch meat and an hour drive we came to Neuschwanstein. The

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Luther's Room - Wartburg Castle

Eisenach and Wartburg Castle

It gets to that point in our trip where exhaustion sets in, tempers run high, and homesickness rears its ugly head. It also didn’t help that today was one of the more walking-intensive days. In our trek up to the elusive Wartburg Castle. We hiked about a half mile straight up the mountain to where

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Buchenwald – Erfurt

June 19 Buchenwald There is a massive difference between hearing and reading about something and actually setting foot and seeing it for yourself. The power behind the horrors of the holocaust and concentration camps is tenfold compared to the Holocaust and World War II museums I have visited in America. The only evidence of the

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Torgau

June 18, 2016 Danie Blue The morning started differently than the others. Instead of a breakfast at the hostel, our group had nothing planned until 10:30 a.m., so we went out to different cafes in Wittenberg. It was a good cultural experience to learn restaurant manners and etiquette. Afterwards, we finally completed an important Lutheran

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Halle – Leipzig

June 17 – Halle – Leipzig Anna Flowers Today started really early … we ate breakfast at 7 am and were off by 8. After breakfast, we drove to Halle and after a quick look around took a guided tour around the city.   We saw churches, sculptures, a cool garden, and the house of

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