After Britty and my two day stop in Cologne, we then headed to Munich for four nights. We booked a reasonably well priced hostel double room with hostelworld, and as it turned out, the hostel was in a really good location. We stayed at Wombats hostel, which is a very large, and well equipped place to stay. The room was really nice, we had a bathroom, there was a really cool bar (yes very cheap drinks by Munich standards), and the place had a pretty good atmosphere. We were also able to park the car under the hostel for 10 Euros a night. This is very cheap considering we payed 25 Euros for 1 and half days in Cologne.
Munich itself is a great city. Most people that have been there have told me this, and having witnessed it first hand, I can’t help but agree! Munich has an awesome public transportation system, and is really easy to get around. We had pretty good weather while in Munich with only 1 day of drenching rain. The 2 Euro umbrellas we bought were certainly worth the money!
On the first night Britty and myself headed straight toward the famous Hofbräuhaus for a 1L bier, and a meal. The food was very nice, and very filling, and I think it was almost the cheapest meal we had during the time spent in Munich. The Hofbräuhaus, even on a Monday was packed full of tourists. People singing, jumping around, and yelling to traditional Bavarian music. Of course there was also 100s of people consuming copious amounts of alcohol, and having a tremendous time.
The next day was Britty’s Birthday so we headed out to see some of the city. The weather wasn’t the best in the morning, but it did fine up in the afternoon. First stop was the Munich City Hall, and the Munich Christmas Markets. The idea was to find Britty a really awesome present. This didn’t quite work out because we couldn’t find anything Britty really wanted, so we decided to go to The Starnbergersee. The Starnbergersee is a lake just outside Munich. Many rich people have a place there, and in summer it is a hive of activity. Unfortunately in winter it isn’t so busy, but we still got the idea.
Next day we decided to go to Dachau, the site of the first concentration camp during the reign of Hitler. It was a very interesting experience going out there, and well worth it. We spent a good two hours wandering around, however we could have spent much longer if the rain did not come in the afternoon.
That night we had a change of atmosphere and Britty and myself met up with a Friend that Britty had met in Australia during her working holiday. Sandra and Britta had met in Western Australia, and had not seen each other since the trip. We went to a nice but expensive restaurant. The food was very very good.
That just about does part one of our Munich Adventure. Stay tuned for part two.