Conference Tour GHOU 2010, Wednesday August 4
Our tour will lead us to Linderhof Castle (B), to Ettal monastery (C), Oberammergau (D), Garmisch- Partenkirchen (E) and Benediktbeuern monastery (F).
We will meet in Munich at 8:00. After a bus trip of about 90 min we will reach Linderhof Castle which is one of the famous castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria. Learn more about the castle here
This image was taken by Konrad Kurzacz and can be found in Wikipedia-DE (GNU free documentation license).
We will have a special tour in Linderhof showing us that Ludwig II used the latest technology of his time to guarantee a perfect surrounding.
After leaving Linderhof castle we will go to Ettal monastery where we will have lunch with typical Bavarian food.
Picture taken by Fr Georg Ross OSB can be found at www.abtei-ettal.de
Close to Ettal is the village Oberammergau. 2010 is the year of the famous passion play.
Some more information about the passion play you will find here
Oberammergau is famous for the colorful painting of its buildings. It is called Lüftel-Malerei. We will have a very good guide to tell us about the passion play and Oberammergau.
This picture was taken by Wolfgang Dorsch who is the organizer of the conference tour.
From Oberammergau we will have a short trip (30 min) to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We will visit Partnach-Klamm (Partnach Gorge). It is 700 m long and the walls reach up to 80 m.
This picture is taken from here
Our next destination is already on the way back to Munich. It is Benediktbeuern monastery. We will visit the workshop of Fraunhofer (the discoverer of Fraunhofer’s absorption lines of the spectrum of the sun). We will see part of the monastery and then we will go to the “Jägerstuben” to have dinner.
You will see Benediktbeuern without snow. Fraunhofer’s workshop is part of the monastery (right).
We will be back in Munich around 23:00.