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Monday, October 29, 2007

A walk through Berchtesgaden...

On Friday afternoon, after getting settled into the hotel, we drove about a mile to Berchtesgaden and parked in a small lot near the historical old part of town. It is low season there now, after the end of summer but before the ski season, so crowds were not a problem at all the entire weekend. We always found a parking place quickly, and we were always seated immediately at restaurants. Except for the fact that the Eagle's Nest was closed, low season is a perfect time to go.

Here is one of the many pedestrian streets with cute shops and restaurants. On Saturday we stopped at the cafe you can see at the end of this street for an afternoon dessert and coffee.

One of the many churches in Berchtesgaden (and throughout Bavaria in general). All were in very good condition and appeared to be functioning churches (unlike churches in Prague).

There were many houses on the hillsides around Berchtesgaden. The picture doens't do justice to the colors of the homes and the very good condition they appeared to be in. Germans do know how to keep things orderly and in good condition.

Many of the buildings, many from the 1600s-1800s, had interesting things painted on them. I don't know what this style is called, but it was quite common in the town.

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