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Pictures of Germany - A Photo Gallery
Germany was the first stop on a whirlwind tour of Europe. My group flew out of Kansas City, Missouri...to Dallas, Texas... and landed in Frankfurt, Germany early in the morning. These are photos from the first few days I spent running around Europe.
First night in Germany
This first photo is where we ate our first night in Germany. This beautiful building was built as a church, but has been refurbished into a restaurant that has seating outside behind the building. We were seated at tables under neat white tents beside beautiful fountains.
In some ways, I thought this was an ingenious idea, making something new out of something old. But at the same time, it made me sad that the church was not being used the way it had been for who knows how many years. Still, the church-gone-restaurant was absolutely beautiful (as you can see) and it was a great introduction to Germany.
Morning view from the balcony of our hotel
This photo was taken from the balcony of our hotel room the next morning at around 5:30 am. We had to make it down to breakfast all packed and ready to go by 7:00 am. Gotta love a German sunrise. We had an impressive view of the city and some railroad tracks that were a little bit to the left of the buildings in this photo.
You are probably thinking, great, a view of the railroad tracks... But in reality, the railroad was really beautiful. I wish I had taken better photos of it. Nevertheless, the buildings were plenty photo-worthy for me.
Morning view #2
We woke up that morning, and I new I couldn't miss my first German sunrise. I remember waking up thinking that this trip was going to be the adventure of a lifetime, and this was the start of the first day. I needed to document it accordingly.
I wasn't sure when I took this photo, but I think that steeple in this photo is that same church/restaurant where we ate from the first photo.I thought it could be an interesting idea to get a picture of the same building from this distance, with this light.
On to Rothenburg
Later, my group went for a walk around the city of Rothenburg. We had to be careful and watch where we were going with every step because the streets there are still paved with cobblestones, making the city look like it was straight out of a Disney movie fairytale town. I loved it.
Each little building looked like it would be inspiration for a perfect gingerbread house. I bet the place looks amazing during Christmas time.
We walked along the Town Wall which provided a fantastic point of view to look down on the rest of the city. We turned that corner and came down a zigzag staircase.
You just don't find buildings like this in the States
On our walk around the city, we had more than enough opportunities to take photos.
I couldn't get enough of the amazing architecture.
Rothenburg walk cont.
It seemed like every building we passed was photo worthy, so I tried to find really unique shots.
I don't know why, but this door stood out to me. Maybe because it just had all kinds of character.
Next stop... Munich
The next day, we all hopped back onto our bus and drove to Munich. During our bus tour of Munich, we passed a canal that was over 300 years old.
My friend turned to me and quickly whispered, "That canal is older than our country!" That kind of put things into perspective for me.
After the bus tour, we got to walk around Marienplatz Square (St. Mary's Square) in downtown Munich.
We decided to go up into the New Town Hall, where we got to take all these amazing photos.
St. Peter's Church
I thought this was a beautiful photo of St. Peter's Church there in Munich.
It's interesting to see how the other buildings were built to curve around the church.
We were right up next to the famous Glockenspiel that plays there.
While we were taking photos, the Glockenspiel began to play and the entire square below us turned to look up at it, as we looked down to them. It was a really neat experience.
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