We spent the rest of the day in Munich. The city had so much history. First stop was the Glauchinspiel…my spelling might be a little off there. But was the most awe-inspiring building i’ve seen yet.
Next stop was the Hofbrauhaus. A famous bar that once held speeches by Hitler…and was used regularly by the Nazi party.
Probably the funniest part of the day was Derek Gingera getting absolutely scared s#@*less by a man acting as a statue
We went inside for a few cold ones but I won’t bore you with the details…we’ll leave that part out. Next we decided to head up this church tower…little did we know that there would be 2500 stairs to climb (I’m ball parking that number). Got some pretty cool pics though.
After the unexpected workout, we walked around Munich for a few hours…grabbing some little gifts for the families.
Long day, the feet are sore and the brain is fried. One of the best days of the trip though.
The most gut-wrenching part of the camp was the crematorium. The way they discarded the bodies of the dead was like nothing i’ve seen before. The prisoners were not seen as humans…but as an inferior race. Here is a video of the stages a prisoner would go through.
Outside the crematorium
It was hard to wrap my head around the concentration camp in Dachau. The brutal treatment of the human lives in the camp was incomprehensible. The camp was simple in its design and had only one purpose. Here are some pics…they don’t really do the experience justice.
Work will set you free...first thing seen by the prisoners.
Cramped living quarters
Cool city high up in the Alps. Didn’t have much time to check out the town though.
We’re in the unreal town of Kitzbühel. It’s a little town surrounded by mountains. With a surreal view of the Alps.
We walked around the town for a few hours…quickly learning that this was a high class establishment. Just ask Tyler Gaudry who caught a glimpse of a €300 hoodie.
Well, we thought it couldn’t get any better than Kitzbühel, but Kufstein was something else. The facility we played in was a semi-outdoor rink.
That had a view of this on the open-side
Not saying we didn’t get distracted by that during the game. Jake Stafford, who recorded his first shutout in his first game, might have taken in this view a lot as the play was pretty one-sided in our 14-0 win. But back to the city, just another Austrian town with such rich history and culture, especially the castle, which was totally open to the public. One thing that should not be allowed is 28 hockey players to roam free in a full castle to play. We had some fun…I’ll leave it at that. My camera died so I didn’t get any pics of the castle. Check out the tweets and other blogs for pics.
One of the coolest things we saw in Kufstein.