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September 11th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Chris driving along the autobahn in Germany

Today’s post is going to be quite short as we only sourced internet a short while ago and it has been a really long day. We left Luxembourg about 9.30 this morning and headed straight for the motorway. We decided to burn through the best part of 300km on the autobahn to make sure we had plenty of time to meander through the Bayern region of Germany just north of Munich.

Motorway driving, whilst not too difficult physically is pretty tough on the concentration levels, especially given that drivers on the continent seem not to be able to see our car and just pull out in front of it all the time. This meant that we were all pretty tired by the time we stopped for lunch in the town of Gunzenhausen (best place name so far in my opinion). I took the last leg of the journey, driving the 100km or so from Gunzenhausen to Munich.

Me, sat in the back enjoying the views across Germany

We arrived in Munich at about 6pm and headed straight into the city (about a 25 minute walk from our hotel) to the Hofbrauhaus where we enjoyed some traditional Bayern food and drink. I went for Brockwurst (smoked sausage) and German potato salad, George went for Wienerwurst (Viennese sausages), Chris went for Chicken and Kieran had some roast pork. Kieran also washed his down with a stein of lager (a full litre no less).

Tomorrow is Austria and Salzburg, which is only a couple of hours away from Munich, where we plan to chill out and get lost amongst the buildings and people. I am really looking forward to our first short drive and our traditional Gasthof!

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First batch of postcards should leave tomorrow or Monday, so for those that ordered them you should get them in a week or so.

  1. September 12th, 2010 at 14:55 | #1

    Surely it’s just wrong to buy Chicken in Germany, has to be sausages all the way!

  1. September 26th, 2010 at 13:04 | #1