Photos: A Family Trip to Germany & Austria

By , Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011, 8:00 PM

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The Christmas market in the picturesque main square of Trier, Germany.

(Courtesy Ron Wetsch)

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The Old Bridge in Heidelberg, Germany.

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Ron and Deanna Wetsch in front of Neuschwanstein Castle with their children Caitlin (21), Andrew (18), Olivia (14), and Lauren (11).

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The town hall in Marburg, Germany.

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There weren't a lot of restaurants open in Heidelberg on Christmas; we went into Palmbrau Gasse, a small quaint place where we ate flamkuchen, a German-style pizza made with crème fraîche rather than tomato sauce. After a long, cold day of hiking around Heidelberg and the castle that overlooks the town, it was absolutely delicious.

(Courtesy Ron Wetsch)

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Ettal Monastery.

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A street in Oberammergau.

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An aerial view of the snow-covered town of Heidelberg.

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The Bavarian town of Lindau.

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In Bavaria, the Wetsch family spent part of an afternoon visiting the Wieskirche (church) in Wies.

(Courtesy Ron Wetsch)