This first blog post is a recount of the travels I have embarked upon whilst apart of the 2017 KIIS Austria program. The first group excursion was in a small town about 30 minutes or so south from our base city of Bregenz in western Austria. The day consisted of mainly sight-seeing the town and the churches present. A day or two later this was followed by another excursion to Lindau, Germay, which is at the southernmost point of Germany on Lake Constance, roughly 15 minutes from Bregenz. The trip again consisted of mainly the same things as Feldkirch, both towns were very picturesque, as is most of Europe. But the first travel weekend is where it really gets interesting.
Outside a famous church in Lindau, Germany
We took another excursion to Dacchau, a few minutes east of Munich to tour the concentration camp located there. The camp itself was depressing but not as much as I was expecting. The rest of the weekend I spent in Munich going to places such as the Hofbräus, the old Rathaus, the National Museum, and sight-seeing along Karlsplatz and Marienplatz.
The Old Rathaus, Munich, Germany
Before the next travel weekend began we took another group excursion to Innsbruck, Austria. The city was incredibly photogenic due to there being huge alps surrounding the city.
The next travel weekend in the program I traveled to 3 cities in Italy over 3 days. Verona, Venice, and Milan. Verona wasn’t all too memorable but it was still a good visit. Venice had the best pasta and was beautiful. The only downside to Venice was how touristy it was. Milan was pretty cool; the Duomo church was incredible to marvel at along with the best gelato I’ve ever eaten. The weekend was then wrapped up by an incredible stunning train ride through the Swiss Alps to Zürich, Switzerland for a connecting train back to Bregenz.