Gruße von Salzburg

Posted by  Daniël Cronk   in       17 years ago     619 Views     Comments Off on Gruße von Salzburg  

Today I am in Salzburg, Austria. Home of Mozart and the famed, and dear to my heart, Sound of Music. Tomorrow the plans is to go on a Sound of Music tour, which will take in the some of the places which are shown in the movie...... although it is going to be fun for me, the people of Austria are not very humbled by this, the sound of music that is....

Yesterday I was in Füssen, which is in the Bavarian Alps and got to see the fantasy castles of Ludwig the II..... Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.... Very beautiful... Can't even imagine what was going through his mind when he was having them built.... although he did die before Neuschwanstein was completed, he would have been impressed with it, had it been finished.....  the construction stopped when he died, mysteriously...

Visiting the concentration camp, Dachau on Tuesday was a very interesting experience. It is a very depressing place that gives a horrific experience of what would have happened to those who were at this and the many other camps.... It is a very depressing place.. Wandered around for about 3 hours, visited the museum.. Some of the sights are very depressing - imagine walking into the cremation room where there are "ovens" which were used to fire the remains of those who died/were killed...  Now I wonder if the world will ever learn from our mistakes. My thoughts are no, as since the genocide in Germany we have seen the same issue in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge, the former Yugoslavia, and Rwanda. Yet we never learn.

Munich was a beautiful city. Lots of old buildings and also a Palace, Schloß Nymphenburg...... Very beautiful building...... Also, there is the Neues Rathaus, which is a wonderfully built gothic building in the center of a main pedestrian thoroughfare.........

After Salzburg I will be heading to Dresden, Germany to see my friends Andreas and Silke for a few days before heading into Hungary and Romania.....  I have so far really enjoyed my time here. I can not believe I have already been gone for 9 days.....


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I am very passionate about traveling. My goal is to visit as many places and experience as many things as I can during my short journey on this earth.