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Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Host Families

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...
Munich – Day 9

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...

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...
Eisenach and 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...
Buchenwald – Erfurt

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...
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