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I based this trip on a week bike ride along the Danube River from Passau Germany to Vienna, Austria. From Sydney I flew into Munich and allowed for a few easy days to get over any Jet lag. Whilst in Munich i visited Dachau Concentration Camp and did a day trip to Neuschwanstein castle. To get to Passau from Munich I was able to catch a train and fit in visits along the way at Hitler’s Eagles Nest and Salzburg. On completion of the Cycle i spent a few days exploring Vienna and did a day trip over to Prague.

Highlights

Munich

Munich

Munich is the capital city of Bavaria and Germany’s unofficial southern capital. Located at the river Isar in Southern Bavaria, it is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer festival.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle was the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and it’s origin came from draft drawing by stage designer Christian Jank who’s work captured the interest of Ludwig II, who commissioned him to create concepts for his architectural projects inspired by Wagner.

Danube Cycle

Danube Cycle

The Danube Cycle Path runs mostly on both sides of the Danube , but sometimes only on one side, so that during the journey the Danube has to be crossed several times. It follows an ancient Roman road which was part of the Roman military border along the Danube , which connected the stations, castles and fortresses to the Danube Delta.

Munich

Munich

The Danube Cycle Path runs mostly on both sides of the Danube , but sometimes only on one side, so that during the journey the Danube has to be crossed several times. It follows an ancient Roman road which was part of the Roman military border along the Danube , which connected the stations, castles and fortresses to the Danube Delta.

Salzburg

Salzburg

Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the setting for the musical play and film The Sound of Music.

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest

The so-called “Eagle’s Nest” (Kehlsteinhaus) was built as a teahouse for Adolf Hitler on Kehlstein Mountain at an elevation of 1,834 m. Its unusual position made it a unique engineering feat. What few realize is that Hitler’s home (the Berghof) and southern headquarters – his second seat of power – were located on Obersalzberg, at the foot of the Eagle’s Nest mountain.