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Germany

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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Posted by woods 08:13 Archived in Germany

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