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Europe 2012

Dave promised Alex Trebek that he'd take Leslie to Europe this summer, which is legally binding in most jurisdictions. We'll be visiting Munich, Berlin, and Bautzen in Germany as well as taking advantage of an extended stopover in Iceland on our trip.

To-do list

  • Plan itinerary for Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 and 21, in Iceland
  • Remove unwanted pictures from phone; load with wanted pictures and music
  • Copy television shows from HTPC to laptop
  • Burn Jeopardy! DVD for family
  • Look into mobile wireless device rental
  • Order prize table games for Oasis before leaving
  • Investigate credit card auto rental insurance
  • Submit car rental receipt for reimbursement

Atlanta to Munich

From To Date Depart Arrive Flight
ATL JFK Thu 6/7 6:30 PM 9:15 PM KLM 7268
JFK KEF Thu 6/7 11:10 PM 8:55 AM KLM 6152
KEF CPH Fri 6/8 1:15 PM 6:15 PM IcelandAir 212
CPH MUC Fri 6/8 7:35 PM 9:10 PM IcelandAir 7565

Munich

When?

We'll arrive in Munich on the evening of Friday, June 8, and will leave on the evening of Wednesday, June 13.

Where?

When we arrive on the night of Friday, June 8, we'll be staying at the Hotel Atlanta (Google map). For the remainder of our stay we'll be at a charming little vacation rental near Theresienwiese (Google map).

What?

Here's a list of things we're interested in doing and seeing in and around Munich:

  • A bike tour of the city and its parks (Lenny's Bike Tour, 11:30 AM and 4:00 PM daily, leaves from Marienplatz [C1])
  • A walking tour, particularly the Bavarian Beer and Food walk offered by Radius (6:00 PM daily, except Sunday and Monday, leaves from Hbf [C1])
  • The glockenspiel at New Town Hall (11:00 AM, 12 noon and 5:00 PM [C1])
  • Street food from the Viktualienmarkt ([C1])
  • The Munich City Museum (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, closed Mondays [C1])
  • The pedestrian mall
  • An organ concert at Frauenkirche (Wednesdays at 7:00 PM [C1])
  • Browsing the Alois Dallmayr delicatessen (9:30 AM to 7:00 PM, closed Sundays [C1])
  • Oompah music and the historical displays at Hofbräuhaus (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with music at lunch and dinner [C1])
  • Tour the Residenz treasury and court garden (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM [C1])
  • Playing boules at Hofgarten ([C1])
  • See the surfers at the English Garden (and go skinnydippin'!) ([C1-3])
  • Check out the history of measurement and the sundial garden at the Deutches Museum (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM [C1])
  • Visit the Museum of Transportation (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM [C1])
  • Book a tour of the BMW factory ([C2])
  • See the Alps on a clear day from the rooftop bar at Bayerischer Hof ([C1])
  • Drink beer from the Andechs Monastery (church 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, biergarten until 8:00 PM [C12])
  • Find a friendly local spiel shop
  • Admire the architecture and do a little window shopping at Kursthalle (other side of Neue Rathaus from Glockenspiel [C1])
  • Shop for exotic groceries south of the Hauptbahnhof ([C1])
  • Take on the luge at Tegelberg
Monday, June 11

Munich to Berlin (Booked)

From To Date Depart Arrive Train
MUC Hbf BER Hbf Wed 6/13 10:09 PM 8:47 AM CNL 1246

Berlin

When?

We'll spend Thursday, June 14 in Berlin, arriving and leaving the same day.

What?

Thursday, June 14
  • Coin-operated luggage lockers available at Bahnhof Zoo
  • Walking tour
  • Lunch with Claudia

Berlin to Bautzen

From To Date Depart Arrive Train
BER Hbf DRS Hbf Thu 6/14 2:46 PM 4:52 PM EC 379
DRS Hbf Bautzen Thu 6/14 5:31 PM 6:12 PM RE 5795

Bautzen

When?

We'll arrive in Bautzen on Thursday, June 14, and will make our way to Iceland on Tuesday, June 19.

What?

Thursday, June 14
  • Arrival in Bautzen
Friday, June 15
  • Hiking at Saxon Switzerland
  • Weicha, Siegfried's farm and Weissenberg
Saturday, June 16
  • Dresden day trip
Sunday, June 17
  • Gorlitz day trip
Monday, June 18
  • Bautzen with Claudia?
Tuesday, June 19
  • Market morning in Bautzen
  • Leave for Iceland

Bautzen to Iceland

Iceland

When?

We'll arrive in Reykjavik just before midnight on the evening of Tuesday, June 19, and will make our way home on Monday, June 25.

Where?

We'll stay our first night in Reykjavik at the Butterfly Guesthouse (Google map). We'll then pick up our rental car the next morning and sightsee our way to the Westman Islands to stay two nights: Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21. Then on Friday, June 22, it's back to Reykjavik where we'll spend the weekend, staying again at the Butterfly.

What?

Tuesday, June 19
  • 11:45 PM: Arrive in Keflavik
  • Flybus from Keflavik to Reykjavik
Wednesday, June 20
Thursday, June 21
  • Sightseeing in the Westman Islands
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
  • Sightseeing in Reykjavik
Sunday, June 24
  • Sightseeing in Reykjavik
Monday, June 25
  • Depart for home

Iceland to Atlanta

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