Gunzburg, Germany

Next stop on the 2nd day is the historic hilltop town of Gunzburg in Bavaria, Germany. One of the town’s fame (or notoriety) is – it’s the birthplace of the Nazi medical doctor Josef Mengele who experimented on the prisoners of the Auschwitz Concentration camp.

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Tower gate

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The first order of the day is to cool off from the seering heat and the best way is to sit down in a biergarten (beer garden) and enjoy a cool glass of their local beer while it’s raining flower petals from the trees shading us.

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Charlie enjoying a dip on the river Gunz, a tributary of the Danube.

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Wooden bridge over the river Gunz

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Tower gate

 

The (almost) perfect town of Kalwang

The picturesque village of Kalwang (pop. 1,016) where everything looks perfect, exquisitely clean, footpath to the forest carpetted with thousand and one varieties of colourful wildflowers, even the canal is crystal clear!

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Wanted to buy some chocolates but all we have is Hungarian forints, forgetting that we are now in Euro land!

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Looking for Charlie from the inside of the church

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Gravestones on the church ground

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The May Pole is still up!

 

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Good idea for our flat tires

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Town Hall

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Baroque altar of St Oswald Parish Church

The colours of nature

Here we are, our Saturday walk on the hill (just on our doorstep!)

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We are just blown away by the rapidly changing colours of the fields around us. Practically every other week, different set of blooms come out! I remember the yellow weed flowers two weeks ago, and now it’s the turn of the purples!

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vineyards in the background

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Our favorite walk, following the vineyard route on our doorstep!

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Wild rose

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these cherries will be ready in a couple of weeks!

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Budding grapes

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Wild rose

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