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Trip Summary:

Day 1-2: Munich
Day 3: Munich to Verona
Day 4: Verona
Day 5: Verona to Florence
Day 6 to 9: Florence with day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca and Pisa
Day 10: Florence to Fussen
Day 11: Fussen to Augsburg
Day 12: Augsburg to Colmburg with stops at Donauworth and Nordlingen
Day 13: Colmburg to Rothenburg
Day 14: Rothenburg to Munich
Day 15-16: Munich

Day 1 - 2 pics commentary:
Pic 1: Marienplatz
Pic 2: Dinner at mandatory Beer Garden
Pic 3: Taking the U bahn - Directons to delivery center turn right at path (trash can)
Pic 4: Walk to the end of the street
Pic 5: Turn left at Volckerstrasse
Pic 6: And you will see the BMW delivery center.....Hope that this is peace of mind for mind the directions that BMW provides

More to come....
 

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Trip Summary:

Day 1-2: Munich
Day 3: Munich to Verona
Day 4: Verona
Day 5: Verona to Florence
Day 6 to 9: Florence with day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca and Pisa
Day 10: Florence to Fussen
Day 11: Fussen to Augsburg
Day 12: Augsburg to Colmburg with stops at Donauworth and Nordlingen
Day 13: Colmburg to Rothenburg
Day 14: Rothenburg to Munich
Day 15-16: Munich

Day 1 - 2 pics commentary:
Pic 1: Marienplatz
Pic 2: Dinner at mandatory Beer Garden
Pic 3: Taking the U bahn - Directons to delivery center turn right at path (trash can)
Pic 4: Walk to the end of the street
Pic 5: Turn left at Volckerstrasse
Pic 6: And you will see the BMW delivery center.....Hope that this is peace of mind for mind the directions that BMW provides

More to come....
Keep them coming, but March is an ugly time to pick up a car. :eek: Late April early May had warm clear sky weather.
 

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Keep them coming, but March is an ugly time to pick up a car. :eek: Late April early May had warm clear sky weather.
Ugly just for 1 day really...the day of car pickup. The snow was gone by late morning. Was a little worried since we had the sports package.

Day 2= Munich. Day 3= Munich to Verona
Pic 1: Day 2.....picking up the car
Pic 2: Day 2.....View from the main entrance of Schloss Nymphenberg (munich)
Pic 3: Day 3.....Drive over the alps towards Verona
Pic 4: Day 3.....view of Verona
Pic 5: Day 3.....Piazza Bra (The Coliseum during the day)
Pic 6: Day 3.....Piazza Erbe
 

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Day 4 VERONA

Pic 1.....Old Fiat 500...no wait a modified 695!!
Pic 2.....View from the top of the Roman Theatre...Museum also housed here
Pic 3.....Shakespaerean 'Fake' Juliet tomb (and Museum)
Pic 4.....The Coliseum at night
Pic 5.....Castel Vecchio
 

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Day 4 Florence pics

Pic 1...Duomo in Florence
Pic 2...Food...Yum
Pic 3... Hotel David (free parking and big rooms since since we were a family of 4)
 

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Day 6 - Florence

Pic 1....For a second I felt like I was in France
Pic 2....Ponte Vecchio taken from the Uffizi
Pic 3....A gold shop on the Ponte Vecchio that is closed - looks like a jewellery box that is closed
Pic 4...Duomo from the Piazzale Michel Angelo
Pic 5...Ponte Vecchio
Pic 6...One of the many fake Davids
 

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Day 7...Day trips to Siena and San Ginignamo

Pic 1...Siena...after looking for parking for 1 hour, we were 5 mins from changing our plans when we finally found a spot
Pic 2...440 steps to the top of the Tower
Pic 3...View from the top of the tower
Pic 4...San Ginignamo..nice drive by country roads
Pic 5...Famous for...
Pic 6...Italian towns are so brown that I had take this photo that had some green and spring flowers ; )
 

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Day 8......Day trip to Lucca and Pisa

Pic 1....We rented bikes, rode round the fort wall that is WIDE. Had a picnic on top of the fort wall. This is the view from our picnic site
Pic 2....Trees growing on top of a tower...actually a 'garden'
Pic 3....Got lost, so we followed the drain till we finally ended up someplace that we were familiar
Pic 4....Needs no introduction
Pic 5...The leaning tower isn't the only building that had issues. Look at the lines on this one.
 

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Day 9 - back touring Florence

Pic 1...San Croce
Pic 2...Galileo's tomb
Pic 3...One of the last 7 Franciscan Monks. The youngest is in his 50s
Pic 4...A BMW
Pic 5...It's amazing what the camera caught in the Grotto at the Boboli Gardens
 

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Nice Pics, Thanks

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Looks like a great ED and Italian vacation. Glad you enjoyed it!
 

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Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Nice log, pls keep it comming, any recomendations on the hotel in verona?
San Pietro was the hotel we stayed in. It was one of the smaller hotels we stayed at (2 adults and a 2 and 5 year old). It was modern and by other hotel standards, maticuleously clean. Here is a link: http://www.verona-hotel.it/1/details/220222/name.html

I wouldn't say it was in the best part of town relative to tourist attraction. It was closer to the more light industrial/commercial part of town but at least parking was free and right in front of the reception area.
 

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Day 10: Florence to Fussen (germany)

This was our wettest day. It rained from the time we left Florence till a few miles after we drove over Brenner Pass. 60 degrees ish temperatures and rain turned to Sleet and finally snow. Forutunately it was 32 degrees at the peak and the snow didn't stick.

Pic 1....wet..actually I think it was sleeting at this point
Pic 2....Dirty car with Schloss Neuschwanstein in the background
Pic 3....Clean clear lake water....never seen this in my life - need to travel more ; )
Pic 4....Pharmarcy in Fussen -It was late Sunday afternoon so most things were closed and the streets empty
Pic 5...Nice change of colors compared to Italy. CLEAN!!
Pic 6...German food. This was one of the 2 dishes recommended by the waitress.
 

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Day 11. Fussen to Augsburg

Pic 1....All the hotels had breakfast - one of our requirements. This one was by far the best. The full deal + cakes from the bakery that's in the lobby!! - Hotel Kufcafe
Pic 2...Horse ride up to Neuschwanstein. Couldn't say no to the kids.
Pic 3...View of Marienbruck bridge from Schloss Neuschwanstein.
Pic 4...View of Schloss Hohenschwangau from Schloss Neuschwanstein.
Pic 5...Neuschwanstein from the bridge. There were only 6 of us in our tour group. 1 of the benefits of travelling during late spring. There was on one in line. I understand that the line gets to be thousands of people long during summer.
Pic 6...Always one in every country
Pic 7...Augsburg - Church - I forget the name...Sigh. I was somewhat churched out by now
 

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Day 12: - Augsburg to Colmburg (with stopovers as donauworthand nordlingen)

Pic 1: Donauworth
Pic 2: Nepomuk
Pic 3: Nordlingen - 1/2 timbered buildings...Look at the warp in the timber
Pic 4: The outside wall
Pic 5: Walking the inside of the wall...those are homes butted right up against the wall
Pic 6: Our Hotel - Burg Colmbu(e?)rg. A castle that has been converted to a hotel. Half stone and hald 1/2 timbered construction
Pic 7: View of the castle from themain entrance. unfortunately, the castle tower that was not accessable. We explored the castle...somewhat dark and spooky in places and couldn't help but wonder if it was haunted.
 

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Day 13. Colmburg to Rothenburg.

Pic 1: View in the morning from the Castle hotel
Pic 2: Rothenburg
Pic 3: Unwelcome guest used to get a hot pitch (tar) welcome through the mouth (and eyes?)
Pic 4: Make sure to visit a Kathe Wohlfahrt shop
Pic 5: A view of the hotel, the Golderner Hirsch. The hotel is actually located on the ancient city wall.
Pic 5: Walking the wall...a bridge
Pic 6: Exploring the walls we enter a Spital Bastion. This was ramped so horses could pull up cannon and Cannon Balls to supply the troops
Pic 7 : Schneeballens!! Must try. Had a real good one, and a real bad one (stale hard and old) These are unique to Rothenburg
Pic 8: View of the old bridge from our room balcony
Pic 9: Looking to the left (also from the hotel room balcony)
 

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Very nice....thanks for sharing....
 
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