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Germany 2011 - Book I

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S: Germany 2011 Dave & Karen Miles

2: Cindy & Richards room | Kranenturm Tower (Crane Tower) - A defensive tower that was part of the city wall, and now our hotel, dating back to around 1300 | Karen & Dave's room

3: The Market Place & Altes Haus (Old House) medieval timber - frame house from 1368 | Wernerkapelle (Church of the Pilgrimage) | SteegerTor (Wooden Gate) Medieval town gate circa 1646 | Markttor (Market Gate)

4: 'Herr Jung' our Bacharach city guide. His stories of his youth during the war were remarkable and sobering. | St. Peter's Church dates back to the year 1094 | Burg Stahleck - 12th century fortified castle. The name means 'impregnable castle on a crag' | Interior of St. Peter's | On Mainzer Str. looking toward the Market

5: The Rhine River and St. Peter's Church | Kirch St. Peter's, Wernerkapelle and Burg Stahleck | The Apse of St. Peter's | Named for the Roman ancient God of Wine -Bacchus. Bacharach was a major wine center from 1300-1600

6: Stahleck Castle - circa 1135 | The local vineyards | Castle Stahleck (now a youth hostel)

7: View from the Park Platze along the Rhine River | Looking toward St. Peter's on the Oberstrasse | The Wernerkapelle was completed in 1426. It was destroyed in part when French troops blew up Castle Stahleck above it. | The town of Bacharach on the Rhine River has existed before the Romans and it's name can be traced back to the Celtic settlement - Baccaracus. The first documentary mention of the town was in the year 923.

8: On the road to St. Goar from Bacharach. | Karen on the 'Pedestrian Only' Heerstrasse Str. | St Goar & the Rhine from Rheinsfels castle | A view of Rheinsfels from the town of St. Goar

9: World's largest outdoor free-standing cuckoo clock. | Lunch at Zur Loreley - Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, potatoes, wine & beer - YUM! | We enjoyed a nice lunch here at Zur Loreley | At a T^eddy Bear Shop

10: Rheinfels Castle built in 1245- it was the most imposing castle on the Rhine. It withstood an army of 28,000 French troops in 1692. In 1797 the French Revolutionary Army destroyed it. | St. Goar of Aquitane (France) (c. 585 - 6 July 649) was a priest & hermit of the sventh century. He is the patron Saint of Innkeepers, Potters, and Vine Growers

12: Castle storage room | L to R front -Karen Miles, Cindy Yarbrough, back -Dave Miles & Richard Yarbrough | View ofthe Rhine and St. Goar from Rheinsfels Castle | Unusual toilet at Rheinsfels Castle

13: Beer, wine, good friends and lots of castles | Personenschiffahrt Gilles boat the 'Stadt Vallendar' | Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

15: Burg Katz - first built in 1371 later rebuilt in 1896-98 | Burg Stahleck - built around 1135 | Burg Maus - built between 1353-1388 | Burg Pfalzgrafenstein - tower built between 1326-1327 - the wall 1338-1340 | Burg Schonburg - built between 2200-2249 | Burg Gutenfels - also known as castle Caub -built 1220

16: Ratstrinkstube (City Councillor's Tavern) & Altes Stadt on the Marktplatz (Town Market) | Plonlein (Little Square) Left - Sieber Tower (1385) Right - Kobolzeller (1360) Located on south end of Schmiedgasse (Smithy Lane)

17: Back door through the Garden to our hotel | Karen, I, Cindy & Richard enjoying beer & wine in the hotel garden | Our Room

18: The 'Rathaus' (Town Hall) and the 165 ft. 13th Century 'Rathaustrum Tower' | From the walls, a roof-top view of the city | Sieber Tower from the other side

19: The 'Whole Gang' + 3 in the Town Square

20: Schmiedgasse (Smithy Lane) | The Roder Arch & the 'Markasturm' (St. Mark's Tower) circa 1172 | Baumeisterhaus (Master Builder's House (1596)) | Along the Rodergrasse

21: Ratstrinkstube with Glockenspiel 'Meistertrunk | City Councillor's Tavern (1446) 'Ratstrinkstube' This former tavern is probably one of the most famous buildings in Rothenburg. A special attraction are the various clocks. The main clock was installed in 1683. Since 1910 the two windows to the right and left of the town clock open every hour between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to show the legendary "Master Drought' (Meistertrunk). This legend goes back to the year 1631 when Catholic troops attacked and occupied Protestant Rothenburg. The Catholic General Tilly threatened to plunder and destroy the city. On a whim, he promised to spare the town from destruction, if a Councilor managed to empty an enormous 3 1/4 liters of wine in one draught. The former Mayor Nusch mastered this task and in doing so, he saved the city. Even today Rothenburg celebrates this rescue each year on Whitsun with a festival performance, grand army march and a field camp. | St. George's Fountain...circa 1608 | St. Wolfgang's Church (also called 'The Sheepherder's Church')

22: Galgengasse Lane to Wuerzburger Tower & the Gallows Gate | Klingentor Tower - access to the Wehrgang (Sentry Walk) | The Town Square (Markt) | The Klingen Bastion

23: Karen along the Sentry Walk | Richard, Cindy & Karen along the Wall | Here I am out on my afternoon stroll | Karen, Cindy & Richard on the wall | Along the walls

24: Sieber Tower | Klingentor Tower | Wuerzburger Tower | Walking the wall looking toward the Robolzeller Gate

25: Another view of Schmiedgasse (Smithy Lane) | Along the Rodergrasse | Lunch on the Rodergrasse -Karen, Richard & Jenifer | Sausage Shop on the Schmiedgasse

26: Around Town

27: The double bridge with its two rows of arches, one on top of the other built around 1330 | A very old covered wooden bridge outside the walls | 'We are not liable for any accidents'

28: The depths of Hell - The dining room in the lower part of the restaurant | Richard & Cindy leaving Hell - going to St. Jakob's church | Yes, I am actually drinking a glass of white wine

29: Display windows at the entrance to the Main store on Herrngasse Str. | The Christmas Bus | A Christmas Wonderland

30: Altar of Holy Blood carved 1499-1505 | St. Jakobs Church | Altar of the Crowning of the Virgin Mary

31: Statue - 'The Pilgrim' | The High Altar-created in 1466 (The Nave facing east) | The Nave facing west | Entrance Ticket

32: Hans Georg Baumgartner portrays 'The Night Watchman'

33: Karen & Cindy next to a statue of the Night Watchman on the Schmiedgrasse

34: 'Arbeit Macht Frei' - Freedom Through Work | Jourhaus - entrance building to prisoner's camp at Dachau | Prisoner's parade ground Roll call was here | Prisoner's barracks 1945 | Administration buildings

35: The Krematorium ground was separated from the Main camp | The 'Brausebad' (shower) - Dachau gas chamber | Crematorium Ovens

36: Memorial 1997 - Bodies, Bones & Barbed wire | Prisoner's toilets | Barracks bunks stacked & crammed together because of over-crowding in the camp | Barracks bunks in the beginning | Sign outside crematorium (German) 'Think of how we died here' | Commemorative mass grave dedicated to the unknown dead at Dachau

37: Russian Orthodox Chapel 'Resurection of Our Lord' | Catholic Mortal Agony of Christ memorial chapel | Jewish memorial | Statue of an Unknown prisoner words on the base say 'To honor the dead, to admonish the living' | 'Never Again'

38: A view from St. Mary's Bridge to Schloss Neuschwanstein

39: Lake Alpsee | Hohenschwangau Village | Maypole | Neuschwanstein Castle from the village

40: Hohenschwangau Village | Braustruberl - Biergarten | Jagerhaus Hotel | Hohenschwangau Castle from the village

41: Tower is the 'Haupttreppe' (Main Staircase) | Neuschwanstein from Hohenschwangau Palace

42: Marienbrucke (St. Mary's Bridge) and the waterfall | Viereckturm (Square Tower)

43: Unterer Schlosshuf (lower castle courtyard) | The Gatehouse | Front Gate | Haupttreppe

44: View from Jugend Lookout Point | Lake Alpsee on the left, Lake Schwansee Swan Lake) on the right -

45: The Palace viewed from Hohenschwangau Village | The Cavalier's Building

46: The Gateway | The Swan Fountain

47: Gooseherd Fountain | Karen & I at the Swan Fountain - (close up) | The Lion Fountain | St. Mary's Fountain | Richard & Cindy at the Lion Fountain | Karen & I at the Swan Fountain

48: Crazy woman on a downhill run | Our Luge Track | Rich, one of the 'Luge Warriors' (those who have crashed & burned) rounding third, heading for home.

49: Coming in for another run | Cindy coming in | Karen coming in for another run | This is how you get to the top

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