Munich the DaMClark Way

Munich the DaMClark Way

After our somewhat calamitous previous day, we head out to Munich with no audio tour. We walked to the Isar River, just a block from our apartment, and walked the many paths on both sides of the river. We were immediately struck by how beautiful this area was. While there were busy streets beside us, we hardly noticed. We walked here and there as we saw things of interest and looked them up via cell internet as needed.

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München

München

We took a 1.5-hour train ride from Regensburg to Munich, Germany. We stayed at an Airbnb within a fifteen minute walk from the pedestrian friendly historic core at Marienplatz, and just around the corner from the Isar River. We were both looking forward to our weeklong stay in Munich as we had been traveling every three or four days for the last two weeks.

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Picturesque Regensburg

Picturesque Regensburg

We took a scenic drive from Bamberg south to Regensburg, located on the northernmost section of the Danube River and known for its well preserved medieval core. We stayed at an Airbnb within the old town for the next 3 nights. After dropping our bags, we stopped into a brauhaus (brew house) around the corner from where we were staying. We could already feel the great vibe in town and looked forward to wandering the next day.

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Doing Fine on the Rhine

Doing Fine on the Rhine

From the Mosel Valley we drove to Koblenz then on down the Rhine Valley to Sankt Goar (Go-our). The Rhine River flows 760 miles from Switzerland to the North Sea in the Netherlands, and is Europe’s second longest river. But we are enjoying what is considered the most scenic and romantic Rhine stretch with countless castles (built 11th thru 13th centuries), tales of kings and of battles won and lost.

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Moseying Around the Mosel Valley

Moseying Around the Mosel Valley

From Cologne, Germany we drove to the Mosel River (300 miles in length from France’s Vosges mountain range to Koblenz, Germany where it dumps into the Rhine River). The Mosel is known for the regions white wines and beauty. In the 1960s a series of locks were built to improve river traffic on a narrow river. This, in effect, gave the Mosel a series of serene lakes.

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Lubeck

Lubeck

We took a daytrip by train north 45 minutes to Lübeck, Germany on the Baltic Sea. This medieval city is surrounded by two canals. The Holsten gates were impressive. When we checked into the visitor’s center, I asked the gal helping us what her personal favorite thing about the city was - she smiled and mentioned something about the Gänge and brought out a map showing where they were located.

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