Munich, Bodensee, Salzburg & St Moritz
In 2002 we flew to Friedrichshafen in southern Germany. We hired a car there and then drove off via southern Bavaria towards Austria.
We stopped off at the famous castle of Neuschwanstein,
We explored the mountain area around Garmisch and climbed Germany’s highest peak at Zugspitze by train.
In Berchtesgaden we climbed up to Hitler’s mountain retreat; the Kehlsteinhaus, and we enjoyed glorious views over the Obersalzburg.
We stayed in Salzburg itself for several days enjoying the city’s sights, food and the kitsch-but-fun Sound of Music tour.
We visited first Lichtenstein and then Munich on the way back to Friedrichshafen.
We then spent a few days in Meersburg on Lake Constance
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.
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.