Hey, everyone. So I did pretty well on keeping up with my posts last week! Unfortunately, I had nothing planned or written up ahead of time for this week. So, I think I’ll just post a little about my trip and then maybe do a tag or two this week. I’m still pretty disoriented after a super long hellish day yesterday (It took me about 32 hours to get home between the flight back from Germany, being delayed for hours in the Atlanta, Georgia, airport and then having to drive home from Chicago!), but my trip was so completely worth it.
Without further ado, here are some photos from my trip! I’m sorry if I’m uploading way too many, but it was hard to pick just a few! Feel free to skip over this post if it’s not what you’re looking to read about.
Nymphenburg Palace in Munich Germany. This place was so expansive, I couldn’t believe it. So gorgeous, especially inside!
That’s me at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich. That beer was huge! But somehow I finished it. What can I say, I’m German 😛
Went to the Dachau concentration camp site. That was definitely a sobering experience – to walk where so many victims had walked before. A somber and sad morning, to say the least.
Neuschwantstein Castle on the border of Germany and Austria. The inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and also the Disney logo. What an amazing and super interesting place.
Stopped in Innsbruck, Austria, on our way to Venice, Italy. Such a cool little town! So picturesque. I absolutely loved it. A great place to have lunch.
Venice was my favorite stop on the trip. I am so in love with Italy. Do any of you live there? I’d love to move! Or at least get a part time apartment there or something. I took a big Italy trip about 5 years ago and completely forgot just how much I love it there until being reunited!
I took To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee along for the trip. I was, unfortunately, constantly exhausted, so I didn’t get much reading time. But I snuck some in while driving through the Swiss Alps.
Pictures from my stay in Switzerland. The first is the view from my hotel room in Engelberg in the alps. Such a beautiful little town! I got lucky and had a bathtub in my hotel room, so I took a hot, long bath while listening to Bob Dylan in the Swiss Alps. How cool is that? The second picture is from out trip down to Lucerne. What an amazing town. So pretty. I loved walking around there!
We also went up up up into the Swiss Alps to the top of Mount Pilatus via a boat and the steepest tram in the world. (I think that’s what I read.?) 7,000 feet up! It was definitely hard to breath up there, but the view was so worth being a little short of breath.
Then travelled to Frankfurt, Germany, but stopped in the Black Forest region on the way. Looked like a storm was rolling in, but it never actually reached us.
College library in Heidelberg. I was so tempted to just spend the whole day inside! Even though I don’t speak German. The second picture is Heidelberg castle, which we got to go up to and into for some exploring. It’s from the 14th century and was absolutely a cool site.
But alas, all good things must come to an end. Even though I felt pretty rough yesterday (including a claustrophobic and exhaustion panic attack before take off on the plane last night), this entire trip was so incredibly worth it. I loved every minute of it. I had so many great experiences and met so many great people! An experience I wouldn’t trade anything for.
Are any of you from any of these areas? I’d love to know. I’m curious now that I’ve been to all of them! I can’t wait to find out where my next big trip will take me 😀