FC: Europe Trip May 5 - 25 2010
1: Getting ready to take off from Victoria May 5th to Ontario! | The Excitement of the trip has begun....
2: Flying over the ocean | Spending time in the VIP Lounge | Finally landed in Munich and it's raining
3: Fresh off the plane ride and on our way to get our rental car, but not without some goofing off first. The inside of the airport in Munich was really neat!
4: One of the first stops we made was the Dachau Concentration camp. This was one of the first concentration camps that had opened up in Germany on Mach 22, 1933. It is located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the medieval town of Dachau which is about 16 km from Munich. In its 12 years of existence over 200,000 persons throughout Europe were incarcerated here and the numerous sub camps. More than 43,000 died.
5: The road that connected the SS area with the prisoner camp.This lead up to the Jourhaus which was the only entrance to the prisoner camp.
6: This view is of the maintenance building where the kitchen, clothing store, workshops, and the baths were located. Written in large letters across the roof of the building was "There is one path to freedom. Its milestones are:'Obedience, honesty, cleanliness, sobriety, diligence, orderliness, sacrifice, truthfulness, love of the father land'" To the left of the building is the "roll-call area" where the prisoners were forced to line up mornings and evenings to be counted.
7: The above photo is of the InternationMemorial that was created by Nandor Glid, built in 1968
8: This map was to represent Hitlers plan to take over. The pink represents Allies up to April 6th 1917. | The prisoner Baths
9: The desk above was used to check in prisoners. Bunks that were used by the prisoners along with some toilets and a wash station.
10: After Dachau we headed to town to get checked in. Along the way we saw the football stadium, a wind turbine and just German road ways.
11: After checking in we headed down town to go find some authentic German food at the Hofbruhaus. Meat, potatoes, and beer! Oh yeah and some cheese and pretzel.
12: On our way back we walked through Englischer Gardens. It was nice to see a no dog poop sign that didn't have a German Sheppard in it.
13: The next day Katie and I headed out on an adventure to find some breakfast. To do so we headed across the Isar.
32: Our hotel room in Berchtesgaden, German
33: The entrance to Kehlsteinhaus, better known as Hitler's retreat, the Eagles Nest.
34: A view from the top!!! Construction proceeded over a 13-month period and was completed in the summer of 1938, prior to its formal presentation to Hitler on his 50th birthday on April 20, 1939
40: The Salzburg Cathedral. When standing at a certain spot in front of the Cathedral the angels on the building looks as if they are placing a halo on top of Mary's head.
43: Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
50: Statues in t
51: Back in the car and on the road but not before we picked up some Super Dickmann's.