After we finally made it to Munich, we discovered that Marco’s luggage got lost in the process. At least Lufthansa gave him a nice kit with a whole bunch of toiletries and even a huge white T-Shirt that would fit anybody… and an address to send receipts to for clothes you need until you get your luggage back. I guess if your luggage gets lost you want it to be lost by Lufthansa.
We had planned to meet the whole family for dinner, but with delays and lost luggage we arrived way after the kitchen had closed. Luckily, my family ordered for us, so we were still able to get a good dinner that first night. We then followed everybody in our rental to the hotel and collapsed in bed.
After a delicious breakfast the next moring (seriously, NOTHING beats a good German breakfast with fresh Broetchen, cheese, cold cuts, Nutella, juice, etc.), we finally got a look at the idyllic Hotel Hundsreitlehen in Bischofswiesen close to Bertesgaden.
We all piled into various cars and drove up to the Berchtesgaden National Park, a gorgeous national park in the German Alps. It is located in Bavaria (Germany), but really close to Austria. In fact, in some spots you might have one foot in Germany and the other in Austria 🙂 We drove up to the Mittelstation (midway station) of the Jennerbahn, a cable car for the less fit among us who still want to see the top of the mountain Jenner 🙂 We walked up the last part hoping for a great view of the lake Koenigssee, but there was too much fog.
After a short break at the top station (Bergstation), we started our walk back down to the car. We passed very happy cows, Heidi’s grandpa’s home, a little frog (and a lot of insects too gross to post), delicious forrest strawberries, and a lot of very picturesque views. We stopped for a lunch snack about midway through and gave our legs a deserved break. Sidenote: man, was I ever sore that next day!! Somehow I made it back to the car after lunch though and as a little bonus we got great views of the “Schlafende Hexe”/”Sleeping Witch”, a famous mountain formation that looks like… guess what.
That night we slept like stones…. until we got up at 4.30am to drive back to Munich airport to meet a very good friend for breakfast (so glad you could make it, D.!!!) and catch our flight to Cairo. And look at the gorgeous views we had from the plane:
Bye bye, Germany! Hello, Egypt!
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