11-09-2012, 07:51 PM
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Join Date: Apr 2012
Mein Auto: 2013 BMW 328xi
12 hours compliance (35 days belated)
This is rather belated... My ED happened on October 4, 2012. I traveled with 2 friends -- a memorable trip and an amazing experience!
Over the years, I have traveled in Europe extensively for work and leisure (as a reference, this ED was my 6th trip to Europe this year!). So, my choice of destinations was driven by places I haven't visited yet and places that I love and wanted to visit again. Altogether, just under 1,200 miles in 12 days. A good mix of driving and hiking.
Here is the itinerary -- a 4-country Alps loop:
Oct 3. Munich, Germany
Oct 4. Munich ---> Salzburg --> Hallstatt, Austria
Oct 5. Hallstatt --> Grossglockner Pass --> Castelrotto, Italy (Alpe Di Siusi / Dolomites)
Oct 6. Castelrotto, Italy (Alpe Di Siusi / Dolomites). All day hiking. Virtually no driving.
Oct 7. Castelrotto, Italy (Alpe Di Siusi / Dolomites). A short drive to Bolzano to see Otzi -- the Iceman.
Oct 8. Castelrotto --> Pontresina/St. Moritz, Switzerland
Oct 9. Pontresina/St. Moritz --> Diavolezza, Switzerland
Oct 10. Diavolezza --> Stechelberg/Gimmelwald (Lauterbrunnen Valley) -- one of my favorite places on this planet
Oct 11. Gimmelwald, Switzerland
Oct 12. Gimmelwald, Switzerland
Oct 13. Gimmelwald --> Appenzel --> Ebenalp, Switzerland
Oct 14. Ebenalp --> Fussen, Germany
Oct 15. Fussen --> Munich
Oct 16. Drop off in Munich Airport
Oct 24. The car is loaded on the ship (AIDA) in Bremerhaven
Nov 8. The ship arrives in New York
??? Pick up from BMW Morristown, NJ (hopefully by Thanksgiving).
A few pictures from the trip:
At the Welt. I'm in the middle.
Crossing from Austria into Italy
1,200 miles later...drop-off at Munich Airport
Drop-off at Munich Airport
Last edited by alexg456; 11-09-2012 at 08:10 PM.