We arrived right in the middle of Munich v Real Madrid football match pre-celebrations! We had no idea, but it was obvious when we reached the middle of the city. We were staying near the train station so got back on the U Bahn to Dachau Concentration camp. Jack is so interested in the place we happen to be, so he has learnt a lot about Soviet rule, KGB, which has led into WW2 and Germany. He read that there was a concentration camp in Munich, so we got the train. It was harrowing. He read everything he could and tried to understand. He has only just turned 9, so trying to explain is pretty impossible, but he has a sense of things. We spent around 2 hours here and more questions came and continue to come. We bought The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and we are half reading to him / half reading it himself.
Next day, we got 2 trains to Salzberg. Reason being, that we had watched Amadeus the movie months ago in Cartegena and said that we would visit Mozart’s birthplace. It was a cold day and we walked into the centre of town via a mysterious bridge that Richard was determined to find! We read that there was a Mozart concert at 5pm, it was now 4pm and still not had a coffee! We eventually found the bridge into the Old town, had an Irish coffee and found tickets for the concert. It was amazing! It was only a violinist and pianist in old Mozart’s Residence. We were in a small stone build cellar type of room and it only lasted 45 minutes. It sounded amazing.
The next say was a scorcher! It was perfect weather. We got the funicular train up to Salzberg castle and the views were spectacular! Salzberg is really beautiful and we flew Jack’s Sai Kung plane in the castle square, bought a 5euro gold ball of Mozart (!) and enjoyed the rest of day in the city before we head to Passau to start cycling.