Grüß Gott! I'm back from my epic 5-week Austro-Bavarian adventure. The bulk of this time was spent studying German at the Goethe Institut in Munich, which is a thoroughly brilliant place. Now I've gone from Watching Sturm der Liebe to, er, being able to give presentations about Sturm der Liebe! Munich is an amazing city, and it feels like I set off about six months ago... So much has happened. Here are some pictures for your perusing pleasure. Go on, you know you want to.
Stachus, one of the many gates into the awesome old-town of Munich/München/Minga
Munich Marienplatz, with the Frauenkirche in the background
Munich, south view from top of Frauenkirche
Schloss Nymphenburg, north-west Munich
Regensburg from the Donau/Danube
Goethe students in the huge Hirschgarten beer garden
Fürstenhof. Or Schloss Vagen, depending on which realm (fantasy/reality) you exist in.
Just some house in Vagen. Only one photo because almost every house in south Bavarian villages has this ace Alpine style, bursting with flowers. Rock on.
Salzburg. Fantastic place, with the huge fortress looking over the town, wherever you are.
Innsbruck - an amazing, compact Austrian city nestled between huge mountains.
More Innsbruck-related antics. Everywhere you go there are these mountains cosying you in. In clear weather you can see the huts at night lit up, so you can never get lost.
A quick Weißbier at 2,000M from near the Hafelekar summit, looking down onto Innsbruck.
View over Seefeld in Tirol from our balcony
Seefeld from a ski-run (which makes for a very pleasant walking route in Summer)
Seefeld bustling in the evening.
Our ace class in the Goethe Institut München. Four weeks fly by so quickly...