Last month the hubs and I had the opportunity to go away for a long weekend without the kids. I can’t even begin to tell you how important this is to your marriage! Oh it felt so good.
We went to München the first few days. Oh man, I was so excited. Right after we got our rental, we headed to Dachau Concentration Camp. I have always wanted to go but we never wanted to go when we traveled with the kids. We just didn’t want to do that in fear of meltdowns. Meltdowns there just are not appropriate.
The museum was filled with artifacts and LOTS of stuff to read. I never realized it wasn’t just the Jewish people that were treated this way. Homosexuals, anti-goverment & prisoners were all targeted. I can’t begin to tell you the feelings that swept over me while there. Such a humbling and heart-wrenching thing. If you ever get the chance go to, I highly suggest it. Not because it’s “cool”, but because the history behind it really helps to put life in perspective.
After we left the camp, we headed to München to our hotel. We threw our stuff down and headed out to the city. We walked around to the sites a little bit but it was getting dark so we headed to the place everyone should go. The amazing Hofbrauhaus. When we went through Germany a few years ago, we just walked through and bought a few souveneirs but this time….THIS TIME…we ate and had a drink 🙂 It was perfect.
The next morning we woke up early to make the drive to the Neuschwanstein Castle. I’ve always given my parents a hard time about never taking me to this castle when we lived in Germany. Such a hard life I lived. Anyway, the drive there was just – breathtaking. The pictures don’t even do any justice to the beauty of it. I even told hubby that while driving through there – I’d totally live there.
Please excuse that last sentence. That’s what happens when you leave your computer and your adorable twin girls decide they want to “work”. Stinker butts.
Back to the post…
The castle was amazing. We went on an tour through it and even hiked up and down the big hill. Totally worth it since I could justify anything I hate while we were there. ha ha ha. Hubby was totally impressed with my German too. I used to speak it fluently when I was a kid but a lot of it was lost when we moved and stopped speaking it at home. Every time we go back though, more comes to me and I love it.
After we left the castle we headed back to München for dinner and more exploring. We had some of the yummiest food ever that night! Hubby is fantastic at finding good food places in cities. He’s my personal tour guide for sure.
The next morning we woke up at the butt crack of dawn to head over to Vienna. I’ll do a separate post on that since this one is already pretty long. But here’s a little sneak peak…