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"We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong." - Anonymous

Europe Trip: Day 5 {Teisendorf, Germany & Berchtesgaden}

On the fifth day of our trip we had plans to meet up with the Wieninger family. Amy was an Au Pair for them several years ago and was able to travel around a great deal of the world with them. She was excited to show us not only where they lived but also the brewery that they own which is located right next to their home in Teisendorf, Germany. The brewery has been in their family for many generations and is still operated out of some of the original buildings. Christian was kind enough to give us a pretty in depth tour as well as a tasting. We learned about how German beer is different than American beer and all about the strict purity law that German brewers follow. After we finished the tour, Kerstin and Victor met up with us and we all went to a restaurant on the property that is owned by the brewery. There we got to try a traditional Bavarian breakfast which consisted of beer (obviously),and Weisswurst sausage, which is served with mustard and a soft pretzel. The tour and the breakfast was one of the highlights of the trip for sure! tiesendorf1

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Afterward we visited their home which was beautiful, had some coffee to pep up after all the beer, and then we got in our cars to drive to Berchtesgaden to do some sight-seeing. The drive was so beautiful and it was fun to have to stop and wait for the cows to get off the road!

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We ended up at a beautiful turquoise-colored lake way up in the mountains called the Konigsee. We took a boat ride across the lake which was beautiful but a bit too long. It was really cool when they stopped the boat and one of the men got out his trumpet and played a song. The music bounced back off the mountains and sounded so amazing. At the other end of the lake we got off the boat and explored St. Bartholoma, a church built in the Baroque style in 1697.

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The next picture just barely shows Hitler's Eagle's Nest, which we could sort of see from the parking lot. We got back in our cars and drove up to it. It's a bummer that it was closed for another few weeks so we didn't get to see it up close. We drove around some more mountain roads and stopped a few times for some views.

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We ended the day with an awesome dinner at one of the restaurants owned by Wieninger Bier. Christian had previously dropped off a few bottles of each type of his beer for us to do an extensive tasting during dinner. It was so much fun and the food was phenomenal. I had Wiener Schnitzel of course! Oops no pictures of that!

Our day of driving over Mountains in both Austria and Italy is coming up next!