Slept in as much as I could. My stomach was telling me it wanted some breakfast this morning at around 7:00 a.m. Fortunately, the hotel restaurant was serving breakfast (another free benefit) as of 6:30, so got dressed and was out the door in 5 minutes.
I couldn’t have been located further from the restaurant, but was glad I was far away from the elevator. Given I was next to an airport, my room was very quiet and able to get a good sleep. I actually woke up on the other side of the bed – something that I never do. Must have been really tired. Generally I stay in one place – so much so, the bed really doesn’t look like anyone slept in it.
Took a quick cat nap when I got back from breakfast then got ready to leave. Took some pictures of the light and temperature controls. All controls were by touch. Even the ones to flush to toilet. (I get impressed with details like this.)
Light Controls for Bathroom
Light Controls for Bedroom
Heating/Cooling and Shades
For #2 – Press the Light on the Left; #1, the Light on the Right
Was easy to catch the train into downtown Munich were I was to meet Andre and Matt. Though I got off at the East Munich Train Station rather than the Main Station and had to wait for the next train. This put me behind and so when I got to the Main (HBF) Station hailed a taxi to their apartment where I’ll stay for the next few days.
After dropping off my suitcase, we went to have a beer and get caught up. They have been travelling for the past few weeks, plus know their way around Munich fairly well. I was here last year for Oktoberfest but didn’t do much sightseeing. We saw a UPS vehicle that we found interesting. It was electric and looks like it was built on a bike frame.
From there we visited St. Johann Nepomuk, better known as the Asam Church (Asamkirche), a Baroque church near in the center of Munich. The Baroque exterior only hints at what to expect inside. The pictures tell the story from there.
Walked around the shopping district and the central open market. A picture of Andre, me and Matt. Also pictures of buildings around the general area.
Visited a couple of stores that sell lederhosen and Andre bought a vest. Octoberfest starts soon.
Today was Schnitzel Monday at a local restaurant and we each had a different variety. Was only 6.50 Euro for dinner. During dinner we talked about a great many topics, but mainly religion and politics. (We don’t hold back.)
Planning tomorrow is going to be dependent on the weather. In any case, I’m sure we’ll have more interesting and informative discussions.