College classmates Sandy and Nancy pose in Nancy's kitchen. Nancy provided 'bed and breakfast' service for our 3 days in Munich. (Sandy had bid for this service during last May's reunion.) Delightful!
Ken and Gert (Nancy's husband).
Oktoberfest in Munich. Also called Weisn. See the Oktoberfest website.
Inside one of the "tents"
We climbed up inside the famous Bavaria statue.
Steckle fish - grilled "fish on a stick" at the Fischer-Vroni tent. Salty and delicious!
Sunday morning, Sept 18, Costume Parade
For more photos of this long parade, see Ken's album. There were 60 groups!
Flailing the grain (on wagon in Costume parade). "the flail was used to beat out the seed grain by swinging it in the air and bringing the short part of the tool down onto the grain" quote from Farm tools before 1850.
Children, too, in the Costume Parade
For more photos of this parade, see Ken's album.
Ken watching a band in the Costume parade.
For more photos, see his album in which he labled each group.
Children's rides at Oktoberfest
Pretzels? Anyone want another pretzel?
view from the Ferris Wheel, Oktoberfest, Munich.
Ken on Ferris wheel.
view from the Ferris Wheel, Oktoberfest, Munich
Ken and I left Munich by train, headed for Heidelberg.
Since there were few hotel rooms available in Heidelberg, we moved on to Neckargemund
and stayed here in the Hotel Kredell.
The next day we stayed here, a Greek guest house in Neckargemund.
Neckargemund train station, where we waited for train to Neidenstein
Neidenstein, home of one of Ken's ancestors. For more photos, see Ken's album of Neidenstein.
Sign for historic museum (unfortunately only open on Sundays) in Neidenstein.
Historic Museum in Neidenstein