Above: Hohensalzburg Castle in Salzburg, Austria
My husband and I spent the last days of our summer vacation in Germany and Austria, with Munich as our base. We took a few day trips to visit royal castles and Salzburg, Austria, and spent the early evenings / nights back in Munich.
In Munich, a city we had already visited a few years back, we visited BMW Welt and BMW Museum, took several strolls throughout the city and spent at least 3 hours in the kitchenware department & food halls aof the GALERIA Kaufhof department store (my husband's a saint). Here are some of the sights we saw.
Downtown Munich, Germany
Breathtaking scenery on the road to Hohenschwangau
View from the castle grounds of Forggensee lake and surrounding land
And to the village of Hohenschwangau below
Salzburg, Austria - Old Town
View of Hohensalzburg Castle from the city center; on the left is Stephan Balkenhol's Sphaera, a sculpture of a man atop a golden sphere
View of the city from the road up to Hohensalzburg Castle (look close and you can see the Sphaera sculpture again)
Getreidegasse, Salzburg's famous shopping street; Mozart was born at #9
Love padlocks similar to those we saw in Paris
Mirabell Palace & garden
Back to Germany, this time to BMW Welt and BMW Museum in Munich
Very modern and sleek presentation of the cars at BMW Welt
Kinetic sculpture at the BMW Museum
We ended vacation the way we started it, by celebrating my daughter's 2nd birthday, this time with my in-laws.
Hope all of you had a wonderful summer.