EuroTrip 2012: Germany and Austria
This is the opening post of memo/photo coverage of my trip to Europe. Together we will “travel” to five cities of the Deutsch Land ;)
- Berlin, Germany
- Salzburg, Austria
- Vienna, Austria
- Hallstatt, Austria
- Munich, Germany
– where we will visit Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag at night and during the day,
– cross the “cold-war border” between East and West Berlin at Check Point Charlie,
– take U-Bahn train to see the famous murals on the remains of Berlin Wall,
– walk across Museum Island looking for “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” Nefertiti,
– enjoy an evening sightseeing cruise on the River Spree,
– visit Helmut Newton’s exhibition, entitled ‘Private Property’, at Museum of Photography,
– and snap a few photos of always hot and top-popular street photography subject “Girls On Bicycles”
– where we will visit the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
– walk by Getreidegasse Street into the baroque Old Town with its Cathedral and the festival quarter,
– get a restful break in Mirabell Palace Gardens,
– take an elevator up to Hohensalzburg Castle (uphill fortress) from where you will enjoy magnificent views of the city over the traditional Austrian beer and Wiener schnitzel :)
– enjoy Trick Fountains at Hellbrunn Palace,
– and have fun in a thunder storm at Salzburg Zoo.
– where we will visit the historic center of Vienna,
– pray in the most important religious building in Austria’s capital- St.Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom),
– enjoy panoramic views of Vienna from the “Steffl”- 136 metres tall (445 ft) Bell Tower,
– watch Fire/Police Department “taking care” of striking teenagers lying on the ground :)
– listen to The Austrian Orchestra,
– and follow the portrait artists, marionette puppets manipulator, and other street performers.
– where upon arrival by a train we will take a ferry across the lake to a spectacular Alpine village,
– enjoy the architecture of Hallstatt, who’s culture dates back to the 8th century B.C.,
– literally walk through the streets, walls, and roofs of the Austrian oldest village,
– and take a railway cabin to a mountain station (at 838 metres height) for an amazing picture of mirror water Hallstaettersee lake lying at the bottom of massive Dachstein mountain range.
– where we will visit Marienplatz (St.Mary’s Square)- the central square in the heart of Munich,
– enjoy the fountains of Karlsplatz,
– stop by Frauenkirche- The Catholic Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady, the landmark of Munich and the city’s largest church (it holds up to 20,000 people),
– explore many other old and wonderful buildings, churches and landmarks,
– and take a nice set of street photography pictures walking by Neuhauser Strasse and Kaufinger Strasse (Munich’s Shopping Avenue).
PS. As planned for 1-year anniversary, I am making changes to Memographer.com. From now on all images will be at least 800 pixels wide. Click on image to view full size.