|My Australian friend Carolyn Arch|
Our first tour of the day was out to Dachau for the Concentration Camp Memorial Tour. It's aptly named as most of the camp is gone. There are a couple of buildings left (including the crematorium), but the barracks are all gone. A complete blog post about the Dachau tour follows.
While waiting for the train back to Munich after the Dachau tour, Caroline shared with me a sandwich made with Vegamite that she had brought from Australia. I know it's a real Aussie thing and I had never tried it before. Pretty good, really; I thought it tasted a bit like cheese.
Back to the hotel briefly while waiting for the afternoon walking tour where I ate quite a chunk of the pretzel I bought last night. Nutella is really popular here and there are packets of it at the breakfast buffet each morning so I had it on my pretzel. Kept me filled nicely for the afternoon.
|Former Gestapo HQ - now police headquarters|
So, the Third Reich Walking Tour: our tour guide was a young guy from Scotland named Keith. Very laid back and often funny. We left Hbf via Underground as the tour started at Marienplatz.
|World famous Hofbrauhaus|
|Ribbons painted on ceiling to cover swastikas|
|I expected to hear beer drinking songs!|
|Interior of Hofbrauhaus|
Keith had photos on his phone of many of the sites as they looked during the war, and one of a cat that looked like Adolf Hitler. We tried to guess the caption that ran with the photo in the London Times. It was "Mein Furr-er". Pretty funny.
|Odeonsplatz from where Hitler made his speeches|
Really enjoyed the tour and headed back to my hotel, which took a bit of guessing -- I'm a bit lost without the GPS on my phone.