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We finally booked a day trip! I know, I know – not a big accomplishment in the grand scheme of things, but we’ve been waffling on this for awhile now, so it was nice to get it taken care of. Because this year’s trip is shorter than last year’s (two weeks instead of three), we don’t have as much time in each city. That also means we have less time for day trips. Now, are day trips necessary? Absolutely not. However, I tend to really enjoy them and I think Scott did after we took our day trips last year, so I wanted us to at least explore options this year. After talking to people and doing some research, we settled on one from Munich – we’ll be going to Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace. I’m kind of a sucker for castles, so this trip seemed ideal, especially since Neuschwanstein is so iconic (it was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland). We once again used Viator to book the trip, so I’m expecting nothing less than a great time, as that’s been my experience on the half-dozen or so trips I’ve booked through them in the past. Now, this will take away from our time in Munich, but it doesn’t leave too early (830a) or get back too late (7p), so we’ll still have time to at least see some Munich stuff in the evening. Or, if we’re too tired, we’ll at least have time to have a nice dinner.

So will we take any other day trips this year? We talked a lot about this and we probably won’t. We do want to see a concentration camp though, so after doing some research, we’ll probably go to Sachsenhausen on our own from Berlin (ie – we won’t book an official day trip, but rather we’ll just take the train and see it ourselves). Obviously concentration camps aren’t the happiest of places, but they’re important to the history of Germany, so we’d like to see one.

Counting down the weeks now!