First trip overseas
I had my first trip overseas in 1964, when an Aunt & Uncle suggested I might enjoy a motoring holiday with them to Germany. We finally ended up in Munich and my first encounter with theThird Reich when I visited Dachau Concentration Camp and Berchtesgaden for the first time. The travel bug had bitten and I went with them the following year on another motoring holiday to Germany, this time taking my pride and joy at that time a Norton Dominator 88 motor cycle. We again visited Dachau and Berchtesgaden, but after a visit to one of the beer halls in Munich it was suggested we should visit Tegernsee which was described to us as a popular holiday resort used by people from Munich. At the time we had no idea that it had also been a popular resort for top Nazis before WW2 and off we went and ended up at a lakeside campsite. It was a lovely campsite with a clubroom but we were the only Brits there and were meet by a stony silent when we used the clubroom. On the trip home we stayed in Cologne and I visited the Cathedral that by some miracle had remained standing despite having been struck by 14 bombs during WW2.