Coming from Salzburg, Austria we decided to stop by the BMW Museum in Munich. Small two storey building accomodating old and new models of BMW and Rolls Royce. Good place to learn about BMW's design philosophy- smooth lines and optimum performance for the ultimate driving machine. One can schedule for BMW test drives as well as factory tours here. The tours were fully booked when we got there at noon. Should have prebooked the tour before going. Had lunch at the museum's cafe. Service was slow and the food was ordinary. My daughter who is obsessed with Mini Coopers bought a toy version of a red mini. Hand carried it all the way on the flight home and is now sitting in its box on a shelf in her bedroom. Her pride and joy, indeed.
From Munich, we should have driven to Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Germany. Due to time constraint and fatigue, we drove on to Zurich, Switzerland via little towns near Lake Konstanz. Spent 2 nights in Zurich then drove back to Schwangau before moving on to the Black Forest area the very same day. Scenic drive all the way especially around the Lake Konstanz area which borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland near the Alps. Not that hard to stop and snap nice pictures along the route.
Stage for the opera Andre Chenier at Lake Konstanz in Bregenz
Lake Konstanz- abundant beautiful panorama
Loved the wide open pastures of Switzerland. Miles and miles of open green spaces with hardly a soul around. Just a very well fed herd.
My kids got up close and personal with the sheeps. Feeding and touching some of them.
The world famous Neuschwanstein Castle- inspiration for the Disneyland's sleeping beauty castle.
Bavarian snow balls (3 for 2 euros)- deep fried dough with powdered sugar- soft, fluffy, delicious
Very good foam soup- Jagenhaus Restaurant at Hotel Lisl in Schwangau
Linguine with local chanterelle mushrooms- fresh and excellent
On the way to Black Forest