01.10.2007 - 08.10.2007
In Germany possibly the most important day in Charlotte's life arrived - OKTOBERFEST. Thats right, 1 litre jugs of beer from 11am - 10pm, our memories are hazy but they did involve a hell of alot of beer, dancing on tables, pretzels, german sailors and spanish pilots...
Even Leon drank beer - and we have the photo to prove it!
After we recovered from our intensive 2 days of Oktoberfest drinking we headed to Fussen, the home of Neuschwanstein, the castle that Walt Disney based his fairtytale castle from. Needless to say the scenery really was amazing.
Continuing with nice scenery, we next headed to the Rhine Valley. Basing ourselves in Mainz at the end of the Rhine River, we took a cruise all the way up until we got stuck in a random little town and basically drank wine until the next boat (4 hours later...). Once again, the countryside - with medievil castles, vinyards and cute towns was spectacular.
Next we hit Germany's capitol - Berlin which we found to be possibly one of the most interesting cities for its recent and past history which has left its traces throughout the city.
Whilst in Berlin we also visited a concentration camp just outside the city which was both informative and depressing. Needless to say Germany has not forgotten its recent past and the giant Jewish memorial is a testament to this.