Elise's Visit to Germany
Trip Start Sep 16, 2009
51Trip End Aug 18, 2010
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On Friday we decided to take the train to Deggendorf, just off of the Danube river and then to Passau, right next to the Austrian border.
Deggendorf is a very small town but we were able to walk around most of the old part of the city in a few hours
Passau is the city on the point of land where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet. We walked around for a while to get our bearings. Then we found St. Stephen's cathedral where the world's largest pipe organ is located (second only to a larger organ in LA). Next to the town hall there is a high water line that shows the heights of the Danube river when it flooded, Elise and I would have only survived the lowest line! Then we walked across the Danube bridge to walk up the side of the mountain to the fortress Veste Oberhaus for the first view of the city. Unfortunately my camera died at this point but Elise got some great photos.
Then we walked back doooowwwwnn into the city, across the city, across the Inn river bridge to the other side. We finally found the entrance to the stairs....a lot of stairs, 318 to be exact up to the pilgrimage church Mariahilf. We took a long break at the top for more photos. Then we walked down and at a real German meal at a beergarden. We were exhausted after the ride home and even the next day.
Elise had a train back to Paris from Munich so we spent the morning in Munich, also May Day and a huge FC Bayern soccer game. It was another great day and we saw some things that I had never seen before in Munich and I wish my batteries were charged. I was so happy she could come and visit me and I hope to visit her in Paris, and we might also be planning a trip to Salzburg where the Sound of Music was filmed!!!!! Enjoy the pictures!