MUNICH, GERMANY

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Our Inflatable Home, Munich
Yeeeehaaa! We are in Germany (technically we have been for a few days now but only just catching up on this blog). It feels very weird to be closer to home and we really only have a couple more weeks left then we'll be back in the UK where we shall (hopefully) be camping our way around England and Scotland if all goes well. 
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
Our first stop in Germany was just outside Munich at a campsite called Camping Pilsensee which has a beautiful lake that is open to the public and restaurant/bar area and even paddle boards for hire. The site didn't get very good reviews so we were a little apprehensive but it turned out fine and would recommend if you're looking for somewhere to stay so you can easily access Munich. We arrived on the Saturday and it was heaving with campers, we pitched up on a big field away from the camping on the lake (which looked more like a festival) and was surrounded by large groups of families with tents - I'd say about 30 tents in total.
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
It was actually perfectly pleasant and had quite a nice vibe about it so we got some drinks from the campsite shop, made some tea and set out for a jolly nice evening...well...one whole bottle of wine for me later (I'm really not a drinker) and a fair few bottles of beer for Steven and I pretty much passed out until the next day which I then spent bringing that whole bottle of wine (and some more) back up again! The day was pretty much a write off for us and when we emerged from the tent we found all the tents and the families had packed up and gone! We were the only tent in this huuuuge field and remained the only tent for the rest of our stay which seemed to amuse the caravaners who were crammed in to their pitches!
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
The day after the hangover from hell we headed in to Munich by train, it cost us about €24 for both of us return which we thought a little pricey but then we were a 50 minute journey away so I guess its not too bad. But we really enjoyed Munich! I can imagine it being a little...ermm...busy in Oktoberfest but very nice this time of year! In some ways it reminded us of parts of London, there was a station that looked exactly like Clapham Junction and they even made everyone cram into 2 carriages instead of the standard 4 on the train home which was very reminiscent of my commute home from work...memories!
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
We generally just mooched about taking it all in, we visited the beer gardens and got some food (a bratwurst for me!). We walked through the park which was very beautiful (minus the naked sunbathers) and came across some surfers on the River Eisbach who we watched for ages. Such a good use of space!
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
Our Inflatable Home, Munich
And I think that was pretty much it before we took the train back to the campsite. The next day we packed up and headed over to the Black Forest where I'm currently writing this! 
Our Inflatable Home, Munich

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