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The hills are alive with the Sound of Music…;
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The hills are alive with the Sound of Music…

Ort (place): Salzburg, Österreich Tour: the official “Sound of Music” tour by Panorama Tours Datum (date)/Zeit (time): Mo. 27. April, 9.30-13.30 Hostel I stayed at in Salzburg: Yoho Int’l Youth Hostel (26. Apr.) “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start…” So sang our tourguide, Trudi/Judy, a British lady with a British sense of …

On 24. April…;
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On 24. April…

On 24 April 1854, 16-year-old “Sissi” of Bayern (Bavaria), married her 23-year-old cousin, Kaiser (emperor) Franz Joseph I of Österreich, and became the Kaiserin (empress) Elisabeth. 155 years later, April 24th, 2009, I arrived in Wien, Österreich (Vienna, Austria) by train for a weekend of discovery. Hostel I stayed at: Wombats City Hostel on Mariahilfer Str. (2 nights) …

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Vienna: The Sisi Tour

Date visited: Sa. 25. Apr. 2009 Purpose: To explore the residences of two famous female inhabitants – Queen Marie Antoinette of France and Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of Hungary. Tour ticket covers: Schönbrunn (Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse 47): Summer royal residence currently: museum ca. 50 min. guided tour Open: Daily 8:30-17:00 or 18:30* (times vary depending on …

OBW Weekend in Konstanz;
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OBW Weekend in Konstanz

Place: Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland Original name: Constantia (Latin) after Emperor Constantius Chlorus Geographical fact: borders Switzerland, separated by Lake Constance Interesting fact: NOT BOMBED b/c city left its lights on at night (WWII), thus fooling the Allied forces in thinking that it was Switzerland! University: University of Konstanz (1966) URL: www.konstanz.de Site of: Konstanzer Münster …

Grüß Gott! (Munich);
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Grüß Gott! (Munich)

Place: München, Bayern, Deutschland City Motto: “München mag dich” (Munich likes you) Age: 850 years (1158-2008) Main religion: Roman Catholic City colours: black & gold Popular football club: FC Bayern München (a.k.a. Virginia’s favourite football team) Interesting fact: München comes from Old German “Mönche” (monks) Famous for: Oktoberfest Grüß Gott! (“Greet God” – a salutation …