A Change In The Air

A Change In The Air

If anybody has been following me for awhile you might know my original travel itinerary was to leave Prague and stop off in Vienna for a bit before turning for Zurich and onto London. Well you can forget about those plans my friends as now I’m off to Munich, you know the place of BEER!!!

OK I’m not just going here for beer, its so I can get myself down to Italy. More specifically, to Florence where a couple of awesome travel folk that I’d been talking to since the beginnings of my blog convinced me to detour too.

The new plan was to spend 3-4 days in Munich before ending my current travels in Italy. Unfortunately with last minute decisions can come problems. The problem I faced, was a huge car event going on in Munich had sold out most of the accommodation leaving me with just 2 nights instead of 4.

First up though was the 6 hour ride from Prague which ate into most of the first day’s exploring opportunities. All this means I had a day and a bit to see what I could of Munich which would never be enough for a beer man like myself, but I was going to have a red hot go anyway.

Dumping my gear at the hostel on arrival I headed straight back out to see what I could and get a lay of the land for tomorrows explorations. First impressions… pretty darn cool.

Munich Market

Central Munich

Deciding to skip the pub crawl the first night and take it easy, I rested up as my laundry spun and the beer from the hostel reception slowly flowed. Tomorrow I was going to tackle the town and attempt to fit in the following:

  • Munich Free Walking Tour
  • See the Hofbrauhaus
  • Attend a Pub Crawl ( and drink at least one stein)
  • Check out the Glockenspiel
  • Check out how Hitler began

A respectable list of activities for the day I thought. Surviving the pub crawl was key as my train to Florence was early the day after and missing that would not be good.

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9 Responses to A Change In The Air

  1. SCOTT January 5, 2011 at 9:02 AM #

    Munich is the only city I have been on on each one of my four trips to Europe. I love it! If you want to see a beer hall a little less touristy than the HofBrau, check out the Augustiner Beer Hall, it’s only a 10 min walk from the train station! Anyway, Prost!

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD January 6, 2011 at 9:06 AM #

      Hey Scott, thanks for the comment. I’m actually hoping to check out a few beer halls come Oktoberfest this year if I can manage it. I’ll just need to factor in a few extra days to explore as once the beer starts I don’t think I’ll remember much.

      • SCOTT January 6, 2011 at 12:25 PM #

        cool man, well if you need any tips, let me know. I am lucky enough to be a 3 time vet at THE Oktoberfest!

  2. ANDI January 6, 2011 at 2:39 AM #

    It’s so fun when plans change! You gotta teach me to like beer mate.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD January 6, 2011 at 9:07 AM #

      Andi is was the best possible change I could have had. I owe Annie and Suzy many thanks for convincing me to head to Italy.

      Oh and when do you want your first beer drinking lesson?? I’m free to start right away.

  3. POI January 6, 2011 at 8:17 AM #

    Not going just for the beer – what a load of rubbish!

  4. AYNGELINA January 6, 2011 at 5:54 PM #

    You took it easy??? How disappointing Chris, you are really disappointing your Australian heritage.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD January 8, 2011 at 7:33 PM #

      haha don’t worry, for every day off I’ve made sure I made up for it ten fold.

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