Rhine, Bern, Garmish, Landshut, Prague, and Dresden!
May was a busy and very fun month! We started out by doing a day trip early in the month to the Rhine river. The Rhine is an amazing place! Once we actually hit the Rhine river, we were able to drive right on the riverbed where we spotted castles every mile or so! Seriously, it was insane. Here are just a few of the pictures we got of the Rhine.
|Hiking up to a lookout spot on the Rhine|
|On top of a tower from the lookout spot|
|From this view, I believe we could see 8 castles|
|Funny sign. It basically says that this rock can tell you the weather.|
- If the rock is wet, it's raining.
- If the rock is swinging, the wind is blowing.
- If the rock casts a shadow, the sun is shining.
- If the rock is not visible, it is foggy.
- If the rock is white, it is snowing.
- If the rock is bouncing, there is an earthquake.
Buahaha! So dang funny
The next weekend, we went to Bern Switzerland with our ward to the temple. All the temples in Germany are closed, or not completed yet. It was really fun to carpool with Malee and her 5 kids. They are really well behaved!!
|Blooming tree on the temple grounds|
|Woods behind the temple|
|I love this man, and I truly truly love visiting the temple!|
|He is so adventurous|
Burg Eltz will be one of the many castles I will revisit multiple times.
Brian was able to go on a work trip on the other side of Germany. It is a little town on the very South Eastern tip of Germany, and about 5 minutes north of the Austrian border. We decided to take advantage of this opportunity to go on a trip together. I met up with him Wednesday night after his conference ended, and we went out to eat with some of his co-workers. It was really fun, and delicious food! The next morning, Brian had conference for another few hours, so I slept in, and packed our car so we could leave right away to explore the beautiful town of Garmish.
|Zugspitze man from Brian's hotel window.|
|Brian on a bike ride before I got there|
|I caught the cute boy getting back from his bike ride!|
|Our first activity in the Garmish area was to see the Partnachklamm Gorge, and it did not disappoint!|
|The end of the Gorge with an amazing view! The mountains weren't bad either ;)|
|We couldn't get a good picture together. Locals suck at it.|
|The beginning of the Gorge from a pretty bridge!|
This is actually probably a favorite castle ruin for both me and Brian. There is something about these castles that is super exciting. You really have to use your imagination to see exactly how the castle was built, and what it looked like.. Also, the view from on top was breathtaking! We took a ton of Panoramas!
|Same picture, but in a different light.|
|Hey! I am in this picture! Thats pretty sweet.|
|Coming up to the castle|
|The view. Amazing.|
|Brian got stung by some sort of grass for this picture..but it is awesome|
|This part of the ruin made me think of the fight scene in princess bride.|
|D. A. N. G. He is cute|
|LOL random sword in the stone|
|Oh the view|
|On the Highline|
|Across the Highline and an amazing view!|
|The cars below. We were really high up|
|It was such a nice day!|
Just a few more...
|Look at the height!!|
That night, we had delicious and well deserved Italian food!
|Yah, this was just my food...I don't remember what Brian had. mmmm|
|One of the members we visited. He fed us delicious food.|
|Brian used to study the scriptures on this wall when he served here almost 10 years ago.|
|(No one is of importance in this pic. Just the buildings!)|
|Glad we could go back! And I am sure we will go again in the 3 years we live here.|
We went on a guided walking tour for about 3 hours. It was seriously the best! They cut it about 30 minutes short, which was probably my favorite part. It made it just long enough that I didn't get bored or fall over from hunger.
|Our BnB had these awesome directions to get to the Praha Centre|
|St. Nicholas Church|
|Inside St. Salvator's church is this awesome Chandelier|
|We decided to be spontaneous and...|
|We went to a concert! It was awesome|
|St. Nicholas Church after the concert.|
|The Prague Dessert! We can't remember what its called.|
|St. Salvator's church!|
|Charles Bridge and Prague Castle|
|Prague's Astronomical clock|
|Charles Bridge and the castle in the background|
|Our view of Prague from the castle|
|Out of breath from climbing onto the Castle wall to get a good pic.|
|Hayes on the wall!|
|The castle had a giant church inside the walls! We actually got there about 10 minutes too late and couldn't go see the inside.|
My pictures were insanely out of order. Sorry about that.
The next morning, we got up and headed to Dresden Germany for 11 o'clock church. We made it, but had problems parking, so we walked in late. Unfortunately, that meant I couldn't understand the speakers. Brian was loving it though! After church, we headed to the Frauenkirche that President Uchtdorf spoke about in his April 2016 address, which you can read here.
|Our first view of the Frauenkirche|
|How adorable is this carriage?!|
|The Frauenkirche on the inside is absolutely stunning|
|This is an awesome view of the Frauenkirche|