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Old 10-04-2012, 11:28 PM
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What an incredible amount of pictures - and great quality too. I really liked your summary of your Europe trip in the last post - spot on!

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:45 AM
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Great trip report. The urge to load up my car and take a trip down to Germany just got larger.

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Except for Italy, the roads were incredible. The roads are in excellent shape compared to the roads in the US. There are very few if any stop signs in most places. Traffic is designed to flow. They use traffic circles and yield signs rather than stop signs and red lights. We never saw any police on the highways in any country. It seems speed is controlled by cameras rather than traffic cops. There are speed cameras every few miles on the highways. The speeds are generally posted higher than we are used to driving in the US. 130 KPH (80 MPH) Germany (where it is limited), Austria, Italy, and Czech Republic. They do have frequent speed reduction zones for tunnels and urban interchange areas. The speed limit sign is only posted once, so you have to pay attention because there are usually speed cameras after the change in speed is posted. In Italy, the roads are not in as good of shape and are very narrow.
The reason why you never saw any police on the highway is because the police tend to use unmarked vehicle for highway patrol in the "germanic part" of Europe. I can asure you that they are out there somewhere... Probably you just didn't drive bad/reckless enough to get stopped

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:56 AM
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Great post, great trip, nice car!
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AMAZING trip report thank you! I loved the red roofs, I kept thinking about Charlie and the chocolate factory! Great pics, thanks for sharing!!! V/r, Tim
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:59 PM
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Looks like you had great weather on your entire trip! We had rain in Munich but as we headed south, the weather got sunnier. I enjoyed looking at all of your photos. Enjoyed your Como shots as we planned on going there but it was night when we went through on our way to Milan. We'll have to go back on our next ED. Thanks for posting a great trip report!
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:37 AM
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Bravo!!! Great show!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:33 AM
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Bravo!!! Great show!!
+1! Just finish reading your report! Wow!!!
Great shots, and a lot of them! Great post review!
Congrats on your car and your ED!
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:43 AM
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Looks like you had great weather on your entire trip! We had rain in Munich but as we headed south, the weather got sunnier. I enjoyed looking at all of your photos. Enjoyed your Como shots as we planned on going there but it was night when we went through on our way to Milan. We'll have to go back on our next ED. Thanks for posting a great trip report!
We did have great weather. The only time it rained is when we first got to Prague. We had a foggy morning at Como, but the rest of the trip was sun.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:16 AM
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I've tried viewing your trip report twice now and the shot of the "Italia" road sign is the last one before a long series of empty picture boxes with red X-es on them. Pity. Thanks for posting and congrats.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:16 PM
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I've tried viewing your trip report twice now and the shot of the "Italia" road sign is the last one before a long series of empty picture boxes with red X-es on them. Pity. Thanks for posting and congrats.
It is probably just taking to long to load.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:47 AM
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It is a very nice report , may I ask which camera that you use to take these fantastic pictures ? Thank you for sharing and hope you enjoy the car after the re-delivery back to the States.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:51 AM
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I've tried viewing your trip report twice now and the shot of the "Italia" road sign is the last one before a long series of empty picture boxes with red X-es on them. Pity. Thanks for posting and congrats.
I only get pictures up until the escalator view. The rest look like placeholders. I assumed the pictures just weren't uploaded to the thread yet. Too bad, because what I've seen is gorgeous.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:25 PM
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It is a very nice report , may I ask which camera that you use to take these fantastic pictures ? Thank you for sharing and hope you enjoy the car after the re-delivery back to the States.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:02 PM
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that is one heck of a trip. Thanks for sharing, and congrats.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:37 AM
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Nice pics, it seems you took a vey similar route that my wife and I took a couple of months ago. We did not go to Italy (we were in Rome about a year ago), but your pictures from there look great. I think it is a better option than heading over to Switzerland as we did. Better food for a better price in Italy no doubt. Prague was indeed amazing...I highly recommend the Segway tour when you are there (for anyone that may be going soon)!!

We did bikes and segways, but did not manage to get on steeds, very cool.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:02 PM
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Incredible trip report; took me 3 days to go through it so I could savor all the pictures. Bravo!
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:00 AM
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Nice pics, it seems you took a vey similar route that my wife and I took a couple of months ago. We did not go to Italy (we were in Rome about a year ago), but your pictures from there look great. I think it is a better option than heading over to Switzerland as we did. Better food for a better price in Italy no doubt.
That was one of the reasons we didn't stay in Switzerland. It was expensive. Italy was much more reasonable and the food was amazing!
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:34 AM
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It looked the the weather god was with you all the time while you were there. Munich is certainly a beautiful city. I can't get enough of it. I know my way around the city by now. May I offer a suggestion. Post a few here to get us excited, but post the balance of your pictures to your favorite a photo host (flickr, photobucket, picasa... http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/image-hosting-websites. I use flickr because scrolling though the pictures is easy and painless. No fancy frills and no excess keying for seeing them sequentially.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:56 AM
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Wow, nice pics and write up! Look forward to another one of these threads in 3 years when you return
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:15 PM
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Great trip report! We visited many of the places that you visited in Germany and Austria and your pictures brought back great memories. And everything looks better in bright sunlight! We had rain much of the first week of our 15 day trip and it was nice to see the colorful towns along the Alpenstrasse like Mittenwald in bright sun.

You have a very good eye for getting different angles of the various locations that we have all seen dozens of times before and it made the pictures that much more interesting.

We visited Switzerland during our ED and loved the time we spent there, but next time we are planning to skip Switzerland and do Italy and Lake Como.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:25 PM
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Wow, nice pics and write up! Look forward to another one of these threads in 3 years when you return
I think that is a very good possibility!
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Great trip report! We visited many of the places that you visited in Germany and Austria and your pictures brought back great memories. And everything looks better in bright sunlight! We had rain much of the first week of our 15 day trip and it was nice to see the colorful towns along the Alpenstrasse like Mittenwald in bright sun...
Your input on here helped me plan to visit some of those cities. Thank you! We did have amazing weather the whole trip. Sorry to hear your weather wasn't as nice.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:14 PM
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Great compilation and write up!
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Very nice write up and pictures! You hit basically every spot I did on mine - so it was nice to relive the trip. Some of your pictures I litterally stood in the same spot and snapped a few.
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