VTT Postcard - Day 6 PM - Munich, Germany

Monday, March 7, 2011
Before we got into Munich, our TM decided to stop over and show us the Dachau Concentration Camp.

The Dachau Concentration Camp was used during World War II to house Jews and other war prisoners. It was very heart-wrenching to walk through the halls of the camp and see the prison cells and living quarters. The grounds were big and at one end, still had the firing squad area.

After the tour, we arrived in Munich and quickly checked in at the hotel – The Holiday Inn Munich.

This hotel was actually one of the better ones we had on tour although I can’t remember much about the room except that we had free wi-fi access.

Our schedule for the night was a trip to the Hofbrauhaus, where Germans were merry and beer was served in 1-litre mugs and no other size. Funny, when the TM first mentioned the place, I thought we were going to the Opera House (Hofbrauhaus = Opera House, get it?).

The TM and our tour driver were in full German gear. Very authentic indeed! The group was absolutely thrilled with this gesture.

We had dinner at the Hofbrauhaus. As I determined to stay sober that night, I laid off the alcohol and ordered myself a Coke, which by the way, did not come in the same size as the beers. It was smaller! I’d been robbed! Lol!
My Coke is feeling very inferior next to the BEER, LOL!
After dinner and drinks, we decided to go back to the hotel at about 11pm. Our tour driver took us back using the German Metro. And again, I was amazed at the European transport system. We sure could use a transport system like theirs here in South Africa. And knowing the Germans, everything worked like clockwork.

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