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  • Day3

    ÖV, Schritte und Zoo

    May 27 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Der Lieferdienst in Bregenz brachte uns leckeres Essen, naja zumindest nach Runde 2. Wir bekamen anstelle von Spaghettis Bruschetta geliefert. Kurz angerufen und subito war das „Richtige“ da.
    Ausgeschlafen und genährt setzten wir unsere Reise weiter nach Anzing. Da warteten Ejnar und Maximilian mit Fabienne u d Karli schon auf uns. Kaum dort angekommen, hüpften die Kinder in den Pool und wir verbrachten den Tag mit Quatschen und Gamen.

    Heute waren wir mit Julia und Lani im Zoo. Zuerst mit der S-Bahn ibs azentrum von München dann U-Bshn, Bus und nochmal U-Bahn kamen wir endlich an. Der Zoo war echt toll und wir sahen viele tolle Tiere.
    Nach tausenden von Schritten begaben wir uns auf den Rückweg. Da dachte ich echt, ich fahr nie wieder ÖV 🙈 Bus, warten, warten und nochmals warten. Dann schauen wie genau wo und in welche Richtung fährt nun der Zug. Endling zurück in Poing kam uns Katlj und Maximilian abholen - waren wir happy die briden zu sehen!
    Nach einem leckeren Grillznacht gings zurück nach München zu Julia und Lani um dort die Nacht zu verbringen.
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    Bettina Mosca


  • Day7

    Besuch in München

    May 17 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    26 Kilometer zu Fuss durch die Stadt. Es hätte eigentlich etwas Erholung von den letzttägigen Strapazen sein sollen - aber gut. :)

    #Englischer Garten
    #Schlosspark Nymphenburg
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    Knöpfli Gertrud

    Sehr schöne Fotos!!!! München ist tatsächlich einen Besuch wert..Ma

  • Day107

    Musik im Haus der Kunst

    April 30 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Freitags spielte zunächst Lucy Railton solo, dann begleitete Kali Malone Stephen O'Malley bei seinem Stück "Les spheres". Nach einem sehr interessanten und informativen "artist talk" samstags spielten die drei zusammen Kalis Komposition "Does spring hide its joy?", die mich schon vor Monaten in Aarhus so begeisterte.Read more

  • Day28

    BMW Welt

    January 9, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Had come across quite a few recommendations that the BMW Welt was worth a visit. It's not a museum but essentially a very over-the-top car showroom that anyone is able to wander about and ogle the latest from BMW, Mini, and Rolls Royce.

    There's interactive exhibits, cafes, a fancy restaurant, merch shop, and then some people actually there to buy and pick up their new cars. Being attached to the old Olympic park it was well worth the trip out of town for a look around (assuming you have a daily ticket for transport and don't have to cop the crazy prices for a metro ride).
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    Joanna Green

    Do you buy your cap there?

    Joanna Green

    Nice green!

    Steve and Felicity Magill

    Flashy for a car yard what 😳 - F

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  • Day4

    Deutsches Museum

    June 26 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Into Munich itself today and our first stop was the Deutsches museum. Think the science museum in London but 5X larger. They'd even built replica mine shafts under the museum which you could walk through.Read more

    Alan Moore

    looks a very cool place

  • Day45

    Day 45 - Guten Tag Deutschland!

    September 17, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Inevitably I woke shortly after 3.00am & never got back to sleep again. Perfect preparation for a long day of driving!

    We had breakfast at 8.30pm, loaded up the car only to discover a tyre inflation system error warning light & a service warning light illuminated on the dashboard. We had messed about with it the previous evening & seemed to have buggered it up. Perfect news for a long day of driving!

    We popped into the a local Spar shop for some final provisions, sweets & drinks. After, with a little bit of trepidation, we headed to the Slovenia border crossing armed with a detailed travel itinerary of exactly where we had been in the last 6 weeks.

    It was 10.00am exactly as we approached the vehicle free border & as Jackie wound down the window & raised our passports, the guard who was having a fag, just waved us through. Great, I was glad I had spent time preparing our travel itinerary! Still I’m sure it will be useful at the other border crossings.

    The SatNav was set for Lake Bled without tolls & it took us back up to Koper, then north east on the A1. The A1 is a well maintained dual carriageway & the main road through Slovenia. We followed it to the outskirts of the capital city of Ljubljana, then picked up the A2, another dual carriageway north. Slovenia is a relatively poor country & they are definitely missing a trick by not charging a toll, because this is the main land route for Germans seeking sun in Croatia & Greece.

    118 miles later & around midday we arrived in Bled with it’s fabulous lake in the Julian Alps. There were car parks signposted, but I skirted the lake seeking a spot we could stop at for free. I did, illegally on the junction of a private road. We both got out to admire the lake from the waters edge.

    Lake Bled is very picturesque, surrounded by mountains & forests. The lake is 6,960ft long, 4,530ft wide & has a maximum depth of 97ft. Bled Island sits in the middle of the lake & has several buildings including the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Above the lake sits the impressive Bled Castle on the north shore.

    After taking sufficient photos & disabling the warning light on our dashboard, we set the SatNav for München (Munich), Germany again avoiding all tolls. It was to be a further 250 mile journey arriving about 5 & a half hours later.

    We circuited the lake once more, then instead of rejoining the A2, we followed the 452 & 201 around the northern edge of Triglav National Park. The border crossing into Austria was at the remote Wurzenpass.

    We were the only vehicle at the crossing & we showed the guard our passports & stressed we were transiting straight through to Germany. The guard asked us where we had been & we told him Croatia, to which he asked us to wait & he ran into his office. Seconds later he returned with a Self Declaration sheet of paper in which I had to write my name, sign and date it. He didn’t look at our passports to check the details or write down our vehicles index, but instead sent us on our way saying we weren’t allowed to stop in Austria. That was easy.

    We then climbed up an extremely steep road over Wurzenpass & scarily back down the other side. Our route took us towards Villach, then along Route 100, which followed the Drau river & sat in the shadow of the raised A10 toll road. Our route took us through numerous pretty Austrian villages & then Route 99, up & down near deserted skiing resorts.

    It was a very enjoyable drive until around 4.30pm, we arrived in Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. The traffic was horrendous & we spent over an hour in a constant traffic jam. It prompted Jackie to ask the question “Would the toll road have avoided this traffic?” She then looked it up & the toll road was about 20 miles shorter & at least 3 hours quicker, BUT that’s not the point of a road trip!

    Eventually we made it out of Salzburg & reached the border crossing into Germany. The guard waved us on without even seeing our passports. WoW. We then hurtled along the toll free Autobahn 8 for 90 miles to Munich. Despite doing 80mph, a procession of BMWs, Audi’s & Mercedes sped past us as if we were hardly moving.

    It was gone 7.00pm, when we arrived in Munich, parked our car in a designated underground car park & walked to our hotel, H+ Hotel München. The receptionist was extremely helpful & provided us with a map for all the things we needed to see & a recommendation for dinner. Our hotel room is bijou, but very comfortable & functional. A good example of German efficiency.

    We dumped our bags & crossed the road to Schiller Braeu, a Bavarian bar & restaurant. We walked in & a very officious serving wench (Helga) shouted at us to put on our masks. The whole restaurant looked around at us. Good start!

    We had a couple of large home brewed lagers. Jackie had the most expensive thing on the menu again, Bavarian roast beef smothered in onions & roast potatoes. I had roast pork and crackling in a dark beer sauce, 2 types of dumplings & coleslaw. It was much needed superb hearty fare.

    After a short stroll around our salubrious surroundings, we called it a night.

    Song of the Day : Border Song by Elton John.

    Bonus Songs : Bled by Every Mothers Nightmare.

    Autobahn by Kraftwerk.

    Madame Helga by The Stereophonics.
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    Ann Annals

    We remember how fluent you were in German at Luffa!!

  • Day10

    E6 & E7: München

    September 3, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Am Montag morgen schien das Wetter wieder freundlicher zu sein. Regen würde erst wieder gegen Mittag geplant sein. Deswegen beschloss ich früher (07:00 Uhr) die Etappe 6 nach Landsberg am Lech anzugehen. Leider musste ich darum auch ohne Frühstück im Bauch losfahren. Mein Plan ging dann aber schlussendlich auf und ich traf noch vor dem Regen in Landsberg ein. So konnte ich mein Zelt wenigstens noch im Trockenen aufbauen. In der Nacht traten dann erneut wieder heftige Regenphasen ein.

    Der Dienstag war bisher der härteste Tag was das Wetter und die Strecke anbelangte.
    72km, 700Höhenmeter und heftiger Dauerregen! Irgendwann merkt man gar nicht mehr, dass man von Kopf bis Fuss klatschnass ist. Man funktioniert einfach wie ein Motor und fährt weiter. Das Pedalieren gibt schliesslich auch warm.
    Als ich in München endlich angekommen bin, benötigte ich nicht lange, bis ich ein geeignetes Hotel gefunden hatte. Nach dem Checkin wurde zuerst die gesamte Ausrüstung im Zimmer ausgebreitet und zwischen "nass" oder "sehr nass" unterschieden. Damit ich das Zelt trocknen konnte, legte ich die Planen im Treppenhaus aus. Die Hotelmanagerin war darüber mässig begeistert, dies war mir jedoch egal.
    Ich gönnte mir dann auch einen zweiten Tag Ruhe in München wo ich mich auf die Suche nach dem besten Weizenbier und Currywürstchen begab.

    Heute (03.08.2020) gehts weiter Richtung Salzburg.

    Ride on
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  • Day46

    Day 46 - Septemberfest in Munich

    September 18, 2020 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    After a decent night’s sleep, Jackie got ready whilst I caught up with my blog. It was just after 10am, when we actually got out on the streets of Munich.

    As I previously mentioned our hotel is situated in salubrious surroundings. It was referred to on as the red light district of Munich, but to us you can’t ignore the fact that young North African and Middle Eastern males are hanging around in groups outside every single shop, which are mainly barbershops & fast food joints. It would be intimidating for lone females, particularly when you add limbless beggars into the equation.

    We stopped at a Coffee Fellows for a skinny latte & a bagel each. This was a mistake, because we were now full & bloated. We then commenced my walking tour of the Old Town of Munich. We entered the Old Town at Karlsplatz, walked down Neuhauser Street & popped into St Michael’s Church. We continued to Frauenkirche, the Church of our Lady, then located Marienplatz, the main square of Munich Old Town, with it’s gothic Town Hall, which was pretty impressive.

    We then popped into Munich’s oldest church, Alter Peter, then headed to Viktualienmarkt, a food market since 1807, selling a mouthwatering array of fine foods. It was too early to eat anything else, so we headed north to the Residence, an inner-city palace residence of Bavarian kings & rulers, now an art museum. On the roundabout in front of it was a beach, complete with sand and deck chairs.

    Behind the Residence, we walked through the Hofgarten , then headed out to Englischer Garten (English Garden). It was a big open park, complete with a naked man ensuring that everyone saw him. We walked a mile or so to the Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Tower) where we had a traditional litre stein of lager in the sunny beer park. The barman was an Englishman from Tunbridge Wells, who has lived in Munich for the last 2 years.

    Afterwards we took a stroll through Maximiliansanlagen park alongside the Isar river to the Maximilianeum, a palatial state parliament building. We then stopped at a traditional Bavarian bar, just outside the Old Town, for a pint of ‘normal’ German lager followed by an Oktoberfest beer.

    Suitably refreshed, we walked back through the Old Town to our hotel to rest our aching feet. Later that evening after researching TripAdvisor we walked over another mile and a half to a recommended Chinese restaurant called Man Fat. We had a very delicious duck in pancakes with hoisin sauce & crispy chicken with fried noodles & peanut sauce. It was definitely worth the walk there & back.

    Bayern Munich thrashed Schalke 8-0 this evening, but sadly no fans were allowed in the stadium.

    Song of the Day : In Munchen steht ein Hofbrauhaus by Bayernkapelle.
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  • Day4

    Unterwegs wie die Nomaden

    July 11, 2020 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Gar nicht so einfach, wenn man in D ist und dort kein Zuhause mehr hat 😳
    Und so tingeln wir quer durch Deutschland nach Ratzeburg und Hamburg und feiern zusammen Charlottes und Matthäus Hochzeit 👩‍❤️‍👨💍✨🎊.

    Von dort weiter nach Amsterdam 🚌 und mit den 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️ zwei Wochen durch Holland und die Niederlanden. Zurück in abwechselnd München und Otterfing ins Open-Air-Kino🌜Biergarten 🍻🥨 Olympiapark 🏃🏼‍♂️ Reiten 🏇 und Baggersee in Wessling 🏖 Kino für uns alleine 😂 Freunde treffen ....

    Schließlich landen wir am geliebten Schliersee ⛰🏖 und verbringen dort die letzten zwei Wochen in D mit der Eriba-Kugel und Zelt 🏕 in erster Reihe am Wasser...
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  • Day263


    April 21 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Die wohl letzten Ferien nur zu zweit verbringen wir in München. Das geht sehr bequem mit einer direkten Flixbus-Verbindung ab Zürich. Für die zwei Übernachtungen reicht ein kleiner Rucksack aus und wir geniessen das Reisen mit so wenig Gepäck.

    Bereits am Mittag kommen wir in der Nähe des Hauptbahnhofs an und erkunden zu Fuss die Stadt. Touristen sind hier zahlreich vorhanden, vor allem Schweizerdeutsch hört man an jeder Ecke. Die in der Altstadt gelegene Einkaufsstrasse ist dementsprechend voll und wir sind froh, im Hofgarten ein bisschen auszuschnaufen. Zum Zmittag gibts Käsespätzle für Helen und Schweinsbraten mit Knödel für Pascal. Die Weisswürste heben wir uns für den letzten Tag auf.

    Das Programm für den Donnerstag beginnt mit einem guten Frühstück (Pancakes!) und geht weiter mit einer Tramfahrt zum Schloss Nymphenburg. Nach und nach zur jetzigen Grösse ausgebaut diente es von 1715 bis 1918 als Sommersitz der Kurfürsten und Könige von Bayern aus dem Haus Wittelsbach. Im Englischen Garten gönnen wir uns im Biergarten beim Chinesischen Turm das obligatorische Münchner Bier (für Helen selbstverständlich ein alkoholfreies). Zurück im Zentrum bringt uns ein weiteres Tram zum Olympiapark, welcher anlässlich der Sommerspiele 1972 gebaut wurde. Vom Olympiaturm aus blicken wir auf die Landeshauptstadt Bayerns hinunter, bevor wir uns auf den Rückweg machen.

    Den letzten Tag tauchen wir nochmal in die Altstadt ein, machen ein paar Einkäufe und holen uns unsere Weisswürste beim Biergarten im Viktualienmarkt. Nach einem Abstecher an die Isar gehts aber schon bald wieder zurück Richtung Busbahnhof; unser Sammeltaxi Richtung Schweiz fährt nämlich ziemlich pünktlich ab.
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