Paris - Somme Battlefield - Versailles - Bastogne - Trier- Munich - Luxemburg - Dachau - Berchtesgaden
A little more than a year ago I wrote a few blog entries about the future of tourism that is now the present. I am happy to announce that tourism is back on track again and if you are fully vaccinated, you can freely travel, dine, dance, go to museums and discover Europe as we have just recently done it with our small tour group crossing several borders during a WWI – Somme Battlefield – Paris – Versailles private tour and a 9-day Normandy to Munich Tour attached to it.
On the first day we paid a visit to the Somme American Cemetery in Bony and saw other cool sites in and near by Peronne including the amazing Mine Crater of Lochnagar. On April 6, 1917, the United States of America officially entered World War I. Over the next year and a half, millions of Americans served overseas and supported the nation's war effort at home. Their contributions helped win the war and shaped both America and the world for generations. In any ABMC WWI or WWII cemetery if you visit a grave, we apply sand from Omaha Beach on the headstone highlighting the name of your hero. That is what can be seen in these photos.
Paris and Versailles sites added to our experience with Moulin Rouge and the Montmartre to chill in the evening. After the capital city of France, we headed to the most wonderful region of the country, Normandy where for three days we saw and studied WWII and medieval locations including all five landing beaches, battlefields like Pointe du Hoc and Pegasus Bridge, cemeteries including the Normandy American Cemetery, DZs of the paratroopers, awesome museums and centuries old castles and churches and of course the Bayeux Tapestry.
We were lucky with the Indian summer weather of late September - early October although in the Ardennes our mornings were cold. The chilly pine tree forests contributed a bit to the experience of the foxholes of the 101st AD where we remembered the terrible winter conditions and those American heroes who did not give up the fighting in the encircled town and stopped the counter attacking Germans.
In Germany we visited Trier and its UNESCO World Heritage sites dating back to the Roman Empire and then we ended up in Bavaria with a city tour of Munich enjoying the last days of the Oktoberfest. A study tour of Dachau Concentration Camp and the Holocaust followed and finally a full day in the Alps where the icing on the cake was Hitler’s Eagles Nest with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, charming towns and the mighty Königssee.
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“Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse”