Published: July 25th 2008July 25th 2008
A rather Slovakian-looking building.
I'm now in at my friend's in Wahlwies (near Stockach, next to Lake Constance), after a five hour journey through the Bavarian countryside from Munich.
Day 4: Munich (München)
After a bit of a lie in in Salzburg, I got the lunchtime train to Munich. The countryside there is mainly just fields, but still looks really lovely. Arriving in Munich shortly after 1pm, I dumped my pack in the hotel foyer and headed for the city centre. I found the underground streets rather fascinating, as this "shopping street" runs from the main station to the next station down, and you don't have to worry about traffic.
After a look around the central Marienplatz, I headed north to the Hofbräuhaus and the Hofgarten. This was all very nice, but there were a few too many tourists around to enjoy the scenery.
After returning to the hotel to check in properly, I had a little look around the south of the centre, and then decided to get a McDonald's and eat it beside the fountain.
This was all I really saw of Munich, as I decided to get an earlier night.
Day 5: Munich to
The River Danube
Miles from the sea and this river is still this big!
I got up this morning fairly late, to enjoy another continental breakfast. At 12.20ish, I hopped on the train to Lindau. The scenery in south-western Bavaria, and especially the Allgäu, is really quite stunning, and the foothills of the Bavarian alps near Immenstadt are a sight to see.
A bit more forest, and I arrived in Lindau, connecting to Friedrichshafen and then Radolfzell, where I was met by our friend Gilly.
Back to Gilly and Joachim's for a meal, a phone call home, and then with time to upload these photos of the last five days.
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