S: Family trip to Germany, Austria and Czech Republic 2011
BC: Here we are in Wernigerode but our time together on this wonderful trip went by fast.
FC: FAMILY TRIP TO GERMANY, AUSTRIA AND CZECH REPUBLIC 2011
1: Jodi, Larry and Melissa dancing in their German outfits for Oktoberfest. Jodi keeping a watch on her nose. | Melissa and Jodi in their dirndls and Larry in his lederhosen.
2: First day in Munich Melissa has a beer which turns out to be non alcohol beer - she wanted lite beer, | About to climb, St. Peter's Church | Listening to music at our table | Apple strudel time
3: In Marienplatz, Munich's central square to watch the famous glockenspiel, The duke and his bride watch the action as the Bavarians forever beat their enemies. | MUNICH, GERMANY | Neo-Gothic Rathaus new town hall
4: Could not believe the crowds in the tents. We had a wonderful time with the people. | Jodi after two liters of beer | Melissa drinking beer with Jodi.
5: Munich Oktoberfest 2011 | Dancing the YMCA song.
6: Leaving Oktoberfest
7: Lets get some beer at Oktoberfest in Munich | Carnival rides to decide which one to ride on | The Castle Schloss Neuschwanstein smilar to Disneyland in southern Germany
8: Salzburg, Austria on the right is Hohensalzburg fortress | Getting to see a old time carnival and seeing a beautiful garden of Schloss Mirabell
10: Viewing beautiful mountains
11: Melissa and Jodi feeling a little Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music. We took a bus tour of the Sound of Music which was entertaining and fun. | Sound of Music tour
12: A Cruise down the Danube, second largest river in Europe starting from Melk, Austria | The church at Weissenkirchen which was fortified to hold off the Turks | The Baroque tower of the Pfarrkirche in Durnstein | A great day to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the castles and towns then end up in a winery
13: Which castle would our princess like to live in? | Views from the boat along the Danube River
14: Austria | At a winery | Imperial palace | Inside the abbey in Melk
15: The town and abbey of Melk which towers above the left bank of the Danube. The monks turned into a fortified abbey. | Melk | Sissy Nuns
16: Listening about the Imperial Palace Jodi, Melissa and Janice | Going through the park to get to the Imperial Palace | VIENNA, AUSTRIA | Stiftskirche Church was in Melk, Austria
17: PRAGUE | Lots of shopping in Prague
18: Astronomical clock that mechanical figures perform above the zodiac signs in the upper section | Lower section of the clock is the calendar | PRAGUE
19: Check point Charlie in Berlin | Walking in Holocaust Memorial | Standing next to the Berlin Wall Jodi, Melissa, Janice and Larry
20: East meets West at Brandenburg gate | Berlin wall | Driving from Prague to Berlin
21: Taking a cruise in Berlin along the river to see historic buildings and statues. | Franzosischer Dom church | Enormous cathedral,Berliner Dom
22: Wernigerode Town Hall with Melissa and Jodi under the Coat of arms above the portal. Melissa stand in front of the unusual and beautiful timber frames in Germany. The brown building was built in 1674 on 72 Breite StraBe street with its interesting facades and religious carvings. Janice is coming out the smallest house. | Wernigerode Town Hall with Melissa and Jodi under the Coat of Arms. Melissa in front of Town Hall which has unusual frame made out of entirely timber.Brown building on right is interesting for its facades and religious carvings.Jan exits the smallest house.
23: Larry driving in the market square which no cars are permitted. | Market Square
24: Wernigerode fairy tale castle the Counts of Stolberg-Wernigerode sits high above the town. My mother, Ina could see the castle from her back window. A view from the top of the castle showing the orange roofs of the houses and the church "Our Lady" is the tallest with the point in the picture.
25: Wernigerode view from the castle | From the castle a view of Ina's house below | Watch out for the witch as we walk to the castle.Witch on top right | Taking a road train to the castle
26: 63 Burgstrasse Street-Melissa, Jodi and Janice in front of Ina Wolf's house where she lived as a child in Germany. Melissa and Jodi buying memories in their grandma's Ina neighborhood.
27: Narrow roads to drive in Wernigerode | Ina's house | Finding the hearts helped to locate the house.
28: Inside the church near my mothers house that was built in 1430.
29: Melissa and Jodi eating German food, but the favorite was potato pancakes. | Jodi on cell phone | Grandparents wedding church.
30: Along the romantic road we stopped at Rothenburg and 'Wurzburg for a enjoyable sight seeing time. | Only two hotels left in the city to stay at. | WURZBURG
31: The bombing raid on Wurzburg on March 16, 1945 lasted for about 20 minutes and destroyed over 80 per cent of the town's buildings. Wurzburg occupies a picturesque position on the banks of the river Main. | Larry is holding on to wall very carefully. | Jodi only 10 more feet to go | Passing the Old Main Bridge you hike up to the hilltop fortress.
32: Jodi and Melissa looking at Christmas shop. Janice and Jodi in front of the Christmas car. | ROTHENBURG | Watch for the guy to come out | City Councilors Tavern is one of the most famous buildings in Rothenburg . Catholic General Tilly threatened to plunder and destroy the city. He promised to spare the town from destruction if Councilor managed to empty an enormous tankard containing 3 1/4 liters of wine in one draught. The former mayor mastered this task and saved the city.
33: Jodi with the Night Watchman. A fun tour of the town. Jodi and Melissa at the Crime and PunishmentMuseum. | Melissa missed the curfew and must pay a fine to enter the small door of this medieval walled town.
34: Melissa taking a stroll along the path in Rothenburg. | Melissa and Jodi | The pretty tree may move so watch out.
35: The southern end of the city wall is the most imposing bulwark of Rothenburg. The bastion was built during the 17th century and has two inner courtyards, seven gates and an upper walkway with embrasures. The well preserved and imposing dry moat shows that not only walls protected the city. Oftentimes attackers failed during the attempt to cross the moats. | Rothenburg
36: Melissa enjoys potato pancakes | Heidelberg | Philosopher's Path
37: Heidelberg - In the background Heidelberger Schloss castle | Beautiful views of the town of Heidelberg
38: Melissa and Jodi relaxing after shopping for T shirts with University of Heidelberg on it. In 1386, Germany's first university was established here. | Larry with his new T shirt on,