Vacation Report: Munich and Austria
The next night we tried to go to a beerhall on the Marienplatz and then found that maybe wasn't such a good idea.
We also went to Dachau, where I didn't take any pictures. I was there in 1986, and this time it had uncomfortable associations with the War on Terror. This seems to have been lost on the idiots (American and otherwise) who were taking big grinning pictures of themselves in front of (and behind) the gate that reads Arbeit Macht Frei.
The next day we'd been planning on going to Neuschwanstein, but it was raining. Plan B was Eisriesenwelt, but to actually get to the ice caves, you have to hike 40 minutes at altitude, and I'd forgotten that I can't hike at altitude. Plan C was to go find a hotel, but then we stumbled onto Plan D - Hohehwerfen.
They had a falconry show which included peregrine falcons (Wanderfalke!)
and a bald eagle.
They also served us one of the better cheap meals of the trip: mixed grill (complete with octosausage!) and an outstanding käsespätzle.
We then stayed overnight in Bad Ischl, a resort town in the Salzkammergut, Austria's lake district. It was awfully pretty, but then there was a ton of pretty on this trip.