04.01.2013 - 04.01.2013 6 °C
We made a quick departure from the hotel this morning and walked with our gear into the center of town again for breakfast. We went to the same little cafe as yesterday right near the center square. After filling up on hot chocolate, toasted sandwiches and crepes we made the final walk back to the train station. We stopped in again at Tesco's as we had some Czech coins to get rid of. I headed in by myself and managed to successfully buy some drinks for the train ride.
Once again it was quite easy to work out where in the train station we needed to be and where on the train we needed to be. The train systems over here really are quite easy! We settled in for the 4 hour train ride to Munich. We watched as the landscape changed and as soon as we crossed the border became filled with solar panel farms and houses with roofs covered in solar panels. Quite a sight to see!
When we arrived in Munich we found ourselves in the biggest train station int he city. It was quite tricky to work out where we needed to be and where to buy tickets for the local public transport systems. We managed to find a lady who spoke quite good English at the ticket counter. She suggested a 3 day pass for 24Euro for the two of us. This would allow us unlimited access to the trams, buses, S-Bahn and U-Bahn until 6am Monday morning. After we purchased our tickets we headed to the S-Bahn section of the station.
The S-Bahn and U-Bahn system is quite interesting in itself. The U-Bahn is supposed to the 'underground' and the S-Bahn the 'surbaban trains', however they are both underground! Anyway we found where we needed to be and made our way to the our hotel. We are staying at the Novotel which turns out is right near one of the S-Bahn stations. We are back to good hotels!
After checking we went in search of a laundromat. We found one not too far from the hotel and were greeted by a lovely, helpful man that showed us how to work the system. While our washing was happening we were looking at the map trying to work out where to go for dinner. He came over and we asked him where was good. He pointed us to a beer hall that was near our hotel. Decision made!
We dropped our washing back and headed to the Hofbrau-keller for dinner. Ed had pork knuckle (he was dying to try it) and I had roast beef. Both were ok but I wouldn't go shouting to the world about them!
Our plan is to be up early in the morning so and early night tonight!