2002 – Switzerland -“Rhaetische Bahn”

Munich, Bodensee, Salzburg & St Moritz

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Landwasser / Andreas Ravn Moller/  Creative Commons 2.0

In 2002 we flew to Friedrichshafen in southern Germany. We hired a car there and then drove off via southern Bavaria towards Austria.

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We stopped off at the famous castle of Neuschwanstein,

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We explored the mountain area around Garmisch and climbed Germany’s highest peak at Zugspitze by train.

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In Berchtesgaden we climbed up to Hitler’s mountain retreat; the Kehlsteinhaus, and we  enjoyed glorious views over the Obersalzburg.

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We stayed in Salzburg itself for several days enjoying the city’s sights, food and the kitsch-but-fun Sound of Music tour.

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We visited first Lichtenstein and then Munich on the way back to Friedrichshafen.

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We then spent a few days in Meersburg on Lake Constance

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Finally, we drove into Switzerland, visiting Constanz itself and then, the highlight of the trip for me, taking a ride on the Rhaetian Railway from Chur to St Moritz.

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Landwasser /  Ignace Van Biervliet /  Creative Commons 2.0

The railway is a scenic wonder and takes in the famous Landwasser curved viaduct and several spiralling tunnels as it climbs from Chur towards the famous mountain resort.

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