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Saturday, June 02, 2012

Itineraries: After the fact: 2006, 2010 (as part of larger Scandinavian trip)

Germany is ideal for trips that include other countries.  Do the central-south on one circular trip, begin and end in Frankfurt; then, second trip, begin and end in Copenhagen.  We veered down from Denmark to Germany in the north, enjoyed the Baltic areas of Germany, then boarded an overnight car-ferry back to Scandinavia, this time to Sweden, ultimately back to Copenhagen.  In this way we have enjoyed two improvised road trips in Germany, and without repeats.   Towns and places follow in summary. Itinerary road trip 2006, itinerary road trip 2010.

A thematic undercurrent in Germany is the violence of war, and the Holocaust against not only Jews, but other minorities, conditions;  a study in means of persuasion to convince people it is justified, and then the fairy tales and castles, with their lessons of rewards for ingenuity, time lapses for justice to be done. 

2006:  Frankfurt, Marburg, Fritzlar, Kassel, Wartburg, Weimar and Buchenwald, Wittenberg, Potsdam, Berlin, Dresden, Chemnitz, Bamburg, Nurnberg, Regensburg, Altotting, Berchtesgaden, Munich, Oberammergau, Garmisch, Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Schongau, Wies-Kirche, Augsburg, Dinkelsbuhl, Rothenburg, Wurzburg, Schwabisch Hall, Heidelberg, Speyer, Trier, Aaachen, Koln, Burg Eltz, Koblenz, Rhine castles, Mainz and Frankfurt.

2010:  From Denmark.  Hamburg, Bremen, Verden, Osnabruck, Teutoburg (Varusschlacht), Hanover, Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp at Loheide, Luneburg, Schwerin, Rostock (and ferry overnight to Trelleborg, Sweden)

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