As you drive through the Black Forest you will find many shops to buy the famous German CooCoo clocks. The route on the ridge of the Black Forest isapproximately 3,000 feet elevation.
As you wind along the Rhine Valley Southward you will follow the Rhine River and see many German vineyards.
Today you cross over the River going through tunnel after tunnel under the Austrian Alps. As you climb in elevation into the alps you come to St. Anton, a famous skiing village.
Day 4 you are on your way down the autobahn to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Munich. You will stay at this 5 Star hotel in the heart of Munich. The Munich Opera is within walking distance. Rick and I saw Tosca at this theatre and it is spectacular.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Gothic Revivalpalace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner who was a was a Germancomposer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas.
Oberammergau - site of the famous passion play, a rococo church, houses with frescoes on external walls, wood carving, Ettal (Benedictine Abbey, founded 1330) and the SchlossLinderhof (Linderhof Castle), built in the rococo style for Bavarian King Ludwig II in 1874. This is probably the most opulent castle that Ludwig built.
As we wind down our trip to Germany and drop off our car, you should know that we have sold 189 tickets for the Mercedes fundraiser. We netted $12,200 from the Xplode Event. We need your help in getting into the Broker offices and any other meetings available (Broker Forum in April?) to tell the story. Our drawing will be held on June 10th at a party in the Domain from 6-9PM. We already have close to $20,000 in sponsorships to support that event. Special thanks go to Belevedere Subdivision on Hamilton Pool Rd is a $5,000 sponsor, Onion Creek Townhomes is a $3,000 sponsor and Nunnalee Inspections is a $1500 sponsor. If you are interested in a ticket, please see me after the meeting.
Special thanks to our named scholarship donors for 2011. We have 9 named scholarships to pass out to high school seniors, anyone want to make it 10?
ABOR Foundation Win a Mercedes Benz & European Tour
Mercedes Benz – European Delivery Program<br />
Day 1: Brenner's Park Hotel & Spa<br />The art of savoir vivre has been firmly established at Brenner's Park Hotel & Spa for more than 135 years. Step into the exquisite interior of this 5 star superior grand hotel, standing in extensive grounds on LichtentalerAllee.<br />http://www.grandluxuryhotels.com/hotel/brenners-park/<br />
DAY 2: ParkhotelAdler<br />High mountaintops and the dense canopy of trees that give the Black Forest its name ensure this region's peaceful seclusion. Located in a lovely private park, the Parkhotel Adler has been an idyllic haven for visitors since it opened in 1446. The historic retreat offers all the Old World charm and hospitality you would expect, including a complimentary breakfast buffet, dinner, and welcome cocktails.<br />http://www.lhw.com/Hotel/Parkhotel-Adler-Hinterzarten-Germany?ext=Search&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Germany_Hotels&utm_term=parkhotel_adler%20exact&LID=s59323540&pcrid=7165789755<br />
DAY 3:Interalpen-HotelAustria<br />Approximately one mile through Hinterzarten, take Main Street to Route 31 toward Donaueschingen. The Route brings you to the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, situated above Iua.nn Valley, a short drive from Innsbruck. In addition to a panoramic view, the Interalpen-Hotel offers tennis, golf, a 50-meter pool, sauna, and a beauty and health center. Your stay includes a buffet breakfast and five-course dinner. <br />http://www.interalpen-hoteltyrol.com/index.html<br />
Day 4: Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich<br />Munich's Bayerischer Hof is within walking distance of the Opera House, theaters and other points of interest in the city's center. At the same time, it's just 40 miles from the foot of the Alps. Your stay at this elegant landmark includes a complimentary breakfast buffet.<br />To ship your car from Munich, you may simply leave your car at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof and turn in the car keys and documents at the reception desk. Call E.H. Harms, the shipping representative in Munich (telephone 326 1011), to report that the car is ready. The taxi voucher in your Rally kit will get you to the Munich airport for your flight back.If you wish to see more of Europe after your stay in Munich, please arrange for an alternate drop-off point at the time of delivery. You may extend your 15-day zero-deductible insurance, at additional cost, but you must do so at least one week before you pick up your vehicle.<br />http://www.lhw.com/Hotel/Bayerischer-Hof-Munich-Germany?ext=Search&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Germany_Hotels&utm_term=hotel_bayerischer_hof_munich%20exact&LID=s59323914&pcrid=7165754235<br />