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Photos: Ulm to Switzerland

Been a little while since my last photo post here. I’m still steadily plowing through the seven weeks of photos I took (nearly 3000…) and have finally reached the end of the German leg and gotten into Switzerland!

The entire collection is over on Flickr, and I’ve also divided it up by country. So far there’s Austria, Germany and Switzerland albums up, with France obviously still to come.

Just a few highlights below!

Ulmer Münster Tower, Panorama

Above, a two-photo stitched panorama of the main tower of Ulm Cathedral.

Obermarchtal Kloster Pano

Obermarchtal Cloister, one of the Catholic hostels we stayed in. Parts of the main building date back to 800 AD…

Pano At Rechtenstein

On a bridge over the Danube.

Schloss Sigmaringen

Schloss Sigmaringen is what happens when you take the basic idea of “castle on a rock” and dial it up ALL the way. It’s awesome.

Toblerone!

You can tell you’re in Switzerland when the incredibly expensive coffee comes with a tiny Toblerone bar instead of a biscuit.

Lots more to come, I’m up to June 19th and the trip went until July 20th!

Photos: Dillingen & Blaubeuren

Dillingen was our last stop in Bavaria; after that it was into Baden-Wurtemburg and, as the joke goes, out of Bavaria and into Germany.

The Jesuits and other Catholic orders have historically been a huge presence in Dillingen, so the main part of the old town is an impressive place with some spectacularly decorated churches.

As always, the entire European tour photo album is over here on Flickr. I’ve also started to set up individual country-specific albums – Austria and Germany so far, Switzerland and France will come in due time.

Dillingen Schloss Pano

Dillingen Tower

Jesuit Church, Dillingen

Blaubeuren is up in the hills above the Danube, and had a distinctly different architectural style to what we’d seen so far down in the river. Very “Brothers Grimm” fairytale German, lots of half-timbered buildings and exposed woodwork. The town is also tucked into a tight bowl with forested hills looming on all sides.

Blaubeuren

Blaubeuren

Blaubeuren Turret

The Blautopf or “Blue Hole” on one edge of the village is the “bottomless” entrance to a series of flooded caves under the town and in the hills around town.

Blaubeuren Blautopf Reflections

More soon, I’m nearly at the end of Germany and have just over a months worth of photos still to go through, process and post!