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Bruges

Very cute town

20 °C

There seemed to be a photo opportunity everywhere we turned in the old town. It was a super cute place to visit. We did the obligatory canal cruise which was lovely - the buildings are pretty impressive as well. There is one brewery left in the old town so we did the tour of that as well. And hubby had to suffer by drinking my beer as well. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary there as well, so found a nice little place for dinner. Caught the train back to Brussels and got off at central station to go and see the grand palace which was super impressive before heading to Brussels airport where we are currently waiting to board a flight back to Frankfurt - where it all began for two days of R&R.

This will be the final post I hope you have enjoyed them.

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Berlin

Needed more time

sunny 24 °C

Berlin has a lot to offer, and could have easily spent a month there.
What we learned was that Berlin used to be a swamp and they have to keep pumping water out of there to prevent it becoming one again. It has a lot of canals in it which I didn't know, and a huge train network (both underground and above) which cris cross all over the place so you can get around (although some stations are confusing particularly when switching between the underground and above ground trains).
We got to see Brandenburg Gate, Victory tower, checkpoint Charlie, what is left of the wall and the Olympic stadium and got to catch up with some friends along the way as well.
There are so many museums but we ran out of time to get to them. It's a lovely city where you feel really safe (the amnesty intl people are super friendly too - just like at home)

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The homes of king Ludwig II

Also know as mad king ludwig

semi-overcast 22 °C

We were lucky enough to visit both linderhof palace as well as neuschwanstein castle. The gardens and layout of linderhof was amazing so pretty. Neuchwanstein is the castle that Disney bases some of its castles on. Although there wasn't much in the way of garden the views over the valley were really something. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures inside the castles but they were impressive. I hope you like the uploaded pictures. The king never got to see neuschwanstein completed as he was arrested for being mad, and then died suspiciously before it was completed

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Salzburg

One of most amazing places I've visited

22 °C

It was really lovely to have a guide point out parts of the sound of music to know they didn't actually all happen really close to each other. The old town itself was really neat as well. The labelling of all the stores haas to fit within a code even McDonald's had to conform.
We also went and visits the Eagles nest which was a 50th birthday present to hitler. It was high up in the alps and we got to take the long tunnel in which was as long as the brass elevator we then had to take up was high. The breathtaking views were incredible.

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Vienna

Better than I remembered

overcast 19 °C

As we had seen Vienna in 2013 we decided to do our own thing (a coffee and cake crawl) we got to visit some fabulous establishments first stop was the landtmann, we weren't sure if we would be let in wearing jeans it looked that fancy but it wasn't over priced and we had a lovely apple strudel with our coffee. Next stop was Demel which is well known for chocolate so we had a hot chocolate the with apricot strudel. We then went and did some shopping at Swarovski since it is famous in Austria and then more sightseeing before stopping at a bookshop cafe for our next coffee and then we topped it of with ice cream and fruit at bertolotti (I think) they called our dish the fruit pizza. Then we went to visit the coloured houses. Will try to upload some pictures later.
Today we head off to Salzburg

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