On Sunday, the end of my last weekend in Austria, I went with Michael to one of King Ludwig II’s incomplete palaces in Bavaria, Germany. Due to a series of misfortunes, including an incomplete essay and a forgotten passport, we ended up catching a late afternoon train, arriving in Prien am Chiemsee, the closest stop, … More The Fairytale King’s Last Palace and My Last Adventure
When I heard we would be snowshoeing, I imagined meandering through the countryside with tennis-racket like equipment on my feet. Instead, I climbed a mountain (I would like to clarify here that it was not a hill; we climbed over 1,200 feet on this “hike”) with high-tech plastic and metal contraptions strapped to my feet.
For my first weekend and second full day in Salzburg, I decided on the obvious choice not to discover the city, but to head back into Germany for a spa day at Rupertus Therme in Bad Reichenhall.
Commissioned by the Bavarian King Ludwig I, the Glyptothek, focusing on ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, is Munich’s oldest public museum. Students the History of European Art class took a trip to this museum to look at three pieces in particular: the “Barberini Faun,” the “Boy with the Goose,” and “Statues of the Pediment of … More Glyptothek Munich
Known as the castle that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Schloss Neuschwanstein was the highlight for many of the students on this study abroad. Known as the fairy-tale king, Ludwig II of Bavaria was a dreamer. Inspired by the music of Richard Wagner and his childhood hero Lohengrin, the swan king, Ludwig created Neuschwanstein. The … More The Castle of the Fairy-Tale King
There are many landmarks in Munich, but the tallest has to be the Olympic Tower. Located in Olympiapark, originally built for the 1972 Summer Olympics, the tower stands at an overall elevation of 291.28 metres (955.64 feet). On a good, clear day (a.k.a. not the middle of winter when it has been snowing almost every … More Olympiapark
While an attraction I see as rather overrated, as Munich’s second most famous and visited attraction, coming after Oktoberfest, it seemed only fitting to have our first group dinner at the Hofbräuhaus.
The world’s largest passenger airliner, the Airbus 380, is a titan in the sky. With only a little over 200 in service, I was able to enjoy an aisle seat on the upper deck (often reserved for upper and business classes) on my ten hour flight from LAX to Heathrow, London.