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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Munich – Day 9

June 22 – Munich / Day 9 Munich was founded in 1158 by Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria. For many years it was a focal point in the salt trade. Salt was considered “white gold” in many parts of Germany in much the same way cotton was once the “white gold” of

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Veste Coburg

Coburg Castle

June 21 – Coburg Castle to Munich This morning we had to be on the bus ready to go at 8AM. Everyone was pretty tired but we were on the road for an hour and a half so there was enough time to get a nap. When we arrived, we had to climb stairs to

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My Odyssey Family

Day 9 When preparing for a trip such as this, especially as a chaperone, one doesn’t really know what to expect. Many in our group, myself included, had never been overseas. And, obviously, we had never spent 12 consecutive days together. 12 days – 288 hours; 17,280 minutes! It was both exciting and nerve racking.

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