Actually, before I describe Irsee, I want to mention that I didn't bring my camera with me (nor did I bring it with me to Dwingeloo. Drats!) Fortunately another attendee, Aris Noutsos, had his (most of the photos that I've linked to are his) and was snapping photos throughout the event. Aris is apparently quite the photographer; the pictures he took are fantastic. Many more than I have included here are available on his web page. Have a look.
|Group photo from the kick-off meeting, taken in front of the kloster. Photo by Aris Noutsos.|
|The main entrance. Photo by Aris Noutsos|
|There were many statues and and a lot beautiful art. Photo by Aris Noutsos|
At night we dined in the cellar which had a medieval feel, with low arched ceilings and knights armor scattered about for good measure. Not surprisingly they served very good, locally brewed beer (called Klosterbraü Irsee). It seemed that the caterers were on a mission to fatten us up as best they could. The food was quite good and surprisingly the menu was not entirely sausage-based. Desert was provided all throughout the day. Fun sized candy bars were available during the morning coffee break. Several deserts, usually including mousse, ice cream, cakes and cookies were provided at lunch. During afternoon coffee they served large pieces of cake. Then for dinner there was another assortment of desert, for example tiramisu or apple strudel. I only ate a small fraction of the available options, and it was still far too much.
|The cellar restaurant. From the kloster website (www.kloster-irsee.de)|
|Armor in the cellar. Not sure why. Photo by Aris Noutsos.|
Tune in next time for a recap of my adventures in Holland.