The deadly cynicism of the Nazis is memorialized at the front gate of the Dachau death camp. “Arbeit macht frei” — work will set you free — was the greeting jews, gypsies, homosexuals and communists received as they entered. Only a few were freed by horrified U.S. soldiers in April 1945.
Munich’s Glockenspiel plays three times a day in summer and attracts a crowd of tourists every time.
Everywhere we went, Christi, right, and I were befriended by Germans. Heike, I missed her last name, shows us that real Germans order beer in a “mass” — a one-liter glass.
Posted: Saturday, August 7, 2010 12:00 am
July 13, 2010, Kings Center Hotel, Munich —
From Rothenburg, we changed trains three times. Our last one was
the ICE from Nurnburg to Munich (München). It doesn’t feel fast.
It’s smooth and quiet, but I have to revise my thought that the ICE
is no faster than our Amtrack. I asked a steward how fast we were
“Two hundred fifty kilometers per hour,” he replied in English.
I did the math — 156 miles per hour! Was there a problem with
Saturday, August 7, 2010 12:00 am.