My favorite memory of Germany is the last days I spent there. After living in Germany for 2.5 years, my wife and I took a trip down to Berchtesgaden, in SE Bavaria, to the Konigsee & Hitler’s fancy-pants meeting place, The Eagle’s Nest.
We arrived at this vegetarian B&B in Berchtesgaden late in the evening, checked in, and walked around the small village.
The next morning, before we could eat breakfast, we were required to hear our horoscopes for the day. ZZZZZZ. I’m not a morning person, and your hippy nonsense is between me and the coffee+food. After a great breakfast, we walked around some before heading down to Konigsee to take the boat across then do some hiking.
The Konigsee area was great, we had some popsicles at the overpriced cafe on the other side (you’re trapped! pay whatever we ask!) then took the boat back at dinner time.
We did some thorough walking around aimlessly that night and the following morning before catching the bus up to the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s private retreat/meeting place (he never stayed overnight! there’s no bedroom). It’s now owned by the state and has a restaurant.
It felt weird but interesting to be in this place, but it was a cool visit.
I don’t know if I’ll ever go to Germany again. I’ve spent sooooo much time there (much more than just the time I lived there), and there are lots of other places to see.
This memory, though, I’ll keep close to my heart.This entry was posted in Berchtesgaden, Europe, germany