Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Strasbourg, Capitale de Noël

After six more weeks of school we finally got out for Christmas break. We decided to drive to Strasbourg, France, also known as the capital of Christmas. Strasbourg is right on the German border, so it gets a lot of German influence, including architecture and food. We spent the week exploring the city, castles, and cute villages. For Christmas we found an English church to go to which was nice. And it was all very, very cold. Unfortunately no snow, even in the alpes. Merry Christmas everyone!

After Strasbourg we drove to Munich, Germany for a night. We visited Dachau concentration camp which was really sad, and the next morning we got up early and explored the old part of town, most of which was destroyed and then rebuilt after World War II.

Next we drove to Salzburg, Austria, we actually stayed in a small town called Gmunden on Lake Traunsee, 45 minutes from Salzburg. Where we also spent my 12th birthday.
We explored around there for three days, also very cold, and on the drive back we stopped in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

We got back to Albertville on Monday and went back to school on Tuesday. We were supposed to go on a ski trip Tuesday afternoon, but it was canceled because of the lack of snow, hopefully we start getting some snow soon, I hear it's snowing a lot back home.
We miss you all! Happy 2017!

And other villages

Mozart's House, and Museum

 And we finally found a decent coffee for Dad