Eye on the World: Germany, Italy & Switzerland

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Germany, Italy & Switzerland

Germany, Italy & Switzerland

Munich New Town Hall

Munich's New Town Hall features stunning Gothic Revival architecture.

Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau Concentration Camp, located just outside Munich, was destroyed by the Nazi party in 1945. Two barracks, however, were rebuilt in remembrance.

Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau Concentration Camp was the first concentration camp built by the Nazi party—all other camps were built in its likeness.

German meal

You can't visit Germany and skip the bratwurst.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, located in southwest Bavaria, Germany, was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Wieskirche, Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Saviour, was designed in the famed rococo style.

Wieskirche, Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Saviour, was designed in the famed rococo style.

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco is a stunning site in the middle of busy Venice, Italy.

Venice, Italy

When visiting Venice, Italy, you must experience a gondola ride through the narrow canals.

Venice waterway

We fell in love with the atmosphere of the Italian waterways in Venice.

We were delighted to indulge in this Italian meal, getting our hands dirty peeling delicious freshly caught prawns.

We were delighted to indulge in this Italian meal, getting our hands dirty peeling delicious freshly caught prawns.

Swiss border scenery

Nothing compares to the stunning scenery as you cross the Swiss border from Italy.

Pilatus-Bahn

Pilatus-Bahn, the world's steepest cog railway, was—and remains to be—our preferred method of travel to the top of Mount Pilatus.

Pilatus-Bahn

The view from Pilatus-Bahn, the world's steepest cog railway.

Alpine horn

You can hear the echo of the alpine horns from all across the mountain range.

Mount Pilatus

The view from the summit of Mount Pilatus, 7,000 ft. above sea level, will take your breath away.

Black Forest

Find your way to New York or Mumbai from the middle of the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Cuckoo clock demonstration

We enjoyed a cuckoo clock demonstration featuring extremely intricate clocks, some priced over $4,900.

Heidelberg

The view of Heidelberg, Germany from Heidelberg Castle.

Heidelberg, Germany

This beautiful river flows through the center of Heidelberg, Germany separating Old Town and New Town.

Frankfurt, Germany

Outdoor sculptures are prominent throughout Frankfurt, Germany.

Frankfurt, Germany

The juxtaposition of old and new is seen throughout Frankfurt, Germany.

Frankfurt's Old Town Square

Frankfurt's Old Town Square was destroyed during World War II, then rebuilt in the 1950s.

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