from 29 September through 11 October 2002
We meet important political
leaders like Dr. Haider We enjoy many dinners with
Nürnberg Dinkelsbühl Salzburg Klaggenfurt
will be German and Austrian veterans of World War II joining us all along
the way, and others will be with us on the bus the entire tour. Our
deluxe motor coach will take us through the Bavarian and Austrian
countryside filled with magical sights and history.
We enjoy Oktoberfest
with the veterans - we REALLY enjoy Oktoberfest!
In München, we enjoy the world famous Oktoberfest, the world's largest
beer festival where annually, they consume some 5,000,000 liters of beer,
800,000 chickens and nearly 100 oxen roasted on the spit. We ate and
drank our share last year, and this year will be even more fun. This
is actually a giant state fair, dating back to 1810 which was actually a
wedding ceremony and party for Prinz Ludwig (later King Ludwig I of
Bavaria) and the Princess Therese from Sachsen-Hildburghausen. It is
right in the center of old München and the bands never stop playing, the
party never quits and everyone has a great time!
Obersalzburg and the Eagles Nest
This year we have added
something new - two full days on the Obersalzberg! We not only visit
the hotel where Hitler's personal guard lived when he was on the mountain,
we will stay in this historic hotel for two nights! We will enjoy
lunch there AND we go into the secret tunnels and bunkers that run beneath
this hotel and connected with others coming from the homes of Hitler,
Göring, Bormann and Speer. We also visit the famed Eagles Nest high
atop Kehlstein Mountain where the view of the Bavarian Alps is
Ingolstadt - one of Europe's oldest, strongest citadels which was
unsuccessfully stormed by troops of Gustaf Adolf. We visit the
Bavarian Army Museum and see the special ERICH
TOPP room here and remember, there will always be German
veterans with us at all times.
We visit other beautiful little Bavarian towns, such as:
We stand atop this historic
We go into the old Reich Administration Building
We visit this very important city, which was the city of the
Reichsparteitage; site of the war crimes trials after the war;
and we visit the Germanin National Museum, the Reich Party Building and
especially the Garrison Museum. Naturally, we will spend some time
at the place where the Party Rallies were held. We enjoy a special
evening with the German Veterans Group of Nürnberg!
In Klagenfurt, in southern Austria, there is an annual solemn ceremony
atop the highest mountain as seen in this photograph, to honor all who served in World War II no
matter what uniform he or she wore. Imagine yourself atop the
highest mountain in the area with the ruined cathedral and huge stone
cross at the summit, you are standing in the midst of thousands of
veterans and others in the clearing - the banners flying, the rifle shots
in memory of those who did not return. It is impossible to put this
feeling into words, you just have to be there. In this area, SHARKHUNTERS groups
are the guests of honor of Dr. Jörg Haider, the Landshauptmann of
Kärnten and political leader in Austria.
We meet with many honored veterans of all branches of the services, far
too many to list here. Bring your camera or camcorder - the veterans
are always happy to have their photo taken with you. You'll meet men like them on this tour - come along.
In addition, we enjoy many afternoons and evenings with veterans all along the tour. They are
always happy to tell their stories and to sign your autographs.
There is so much more on this tour than we have room to write here, but it
is always far more than one expects.
Your low tour price of only
$1,899 per person includes:
transportation by deluxe motorcoach;
hotels and accommodations;
entry to all places featured here;
meetings with the veterans;
breakfasts - and much, much more.
This is a fourteen day tour and prices are based on double occupancy.
Please add $500 if you require a single room. We can take only 30
people on this tour, as we expect some veterans on our bus at all times
and the bus only holds 40. Don't be left out, send your deposit of
$300 per person right away. If you have to cancel for any reason
prior to 1 August, your deposit will be refunded immediately but if you
wait too long, the spots will all be taken.
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