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Friday, May 18 - Dachau Germany and into the Tyrol region of Austria

Today would prove to be another long day on the bus.  We left Rothenberg heading south to Austria.  The first stop for the day would be just outside of Munich at the Dachau Concentration Camp.  That would surely be a sobering time.  But as we got up to get our day started, here is the view which greeted us outside the window of our great hotel room.

 I'm not going to say much about Dachau.  I'm glad we went, though it is certainly not a happy place.  Even after all the years that have passed since so much sadness and death happened here, it is still a somber place.  To hear the descriptions of the day to day life of those interred here was great cause for thankfulness for our charmed existence today where we are.  The sculpture below is right behind the main building at Dachau which is now the museum for the site.

I'm not going to say much about Dachau.  I'm glad we went, though it is certainly not a happy place.  Even after all the years that have passed since so much sadness and death happened here, it is still a somber place.  To hear the descriptions of the day to day life of those interred here was great cause for thankfulness for our charmed existence today where we are.  The sculpture below is right behind the main building at Dachau which is now the museum for the site.

 The view below is of a beautiful countryside near where we stopped for a late lunch on our way to Austria.

The view below is of a beautiful countryside near where we stopped for a late lunch on our way to Austria.

 The poster below (conveniently displayed on the inside of the WC door (water closet = toilet)) reminds one of the great foodstuffs available just around the corner!

The poster below (conveniently displayed on the inside of the WC door (water closet = toilet)) reminds one of the great foodstuffs available just around the corner!

 Janice just loved this view of a large old barn in a meadow on the hill near the Weiskirche (White Church in the meadow).

Janice just loved this view of a large old barn in a meadow on the hill near the Weiskirche (White Church in the meadow).

 We are in the foothills of the Alps here (also near the Weiskirche).

We are in the foothills of the Alps here (also near the Weiskirche).

 A view below of the inside of the Wieskirche - very impressive.  And it was so quiet inside even though there were probably 20 people in there when we were inside.

A view below of the inside of the Wieskirche - very impressive.  And it was so quiet inside even though there were probably 20 people in there when we were inside.

 Though it did not rain, the clouds rolling in threatened a storm.  Such clouds make very pretty backdrops for outside images, like in the two images below.  The second is the outside of the Weiskirche which we had just finished visiting.

Though it did not rain, the clouds rolling in threatened a storm.  Such clouds make very pretty backdrops for outside images, like in the two images below.  The second is the outside of the Weiskirche which we had just finished visiting.

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 And finally, at the end of a long day on the bus, we arrived at our hotel in Reutte (pronounced Roy-ta) in Austria.  The rooms in the various hotels where we have stayed have not all been the same.  Some have been large, some small, some up four flights of stairs, some very old, some more recent.  What has been the same about them all (besides a working bathroom and a really comfortable bed) have been really great views of our area.  The image below, out the window of our hotel room on the third floor of the Hotel Maximilian is a super view of the Alps with snow still on them. 

And finally, at the end of a long day on the bus, we arrived at our hotel in Reutte (pronounced Roy-ta) in Austria.  The rooms in the various hotels where we have stayed have not all been the same.  Some have been large, some small, some up four flights of stairs, some very old, some more recent.  What has been the same about them all (besides a working bathroom and a really comfortable bed) have been really great views of our area.  The image below, out the window of our hotel room on the third floor of the Hotel Maximilian is a super view of the Alps with snow still on them. 

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