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... After catching the wave the surfers would then jump out and get in line along the river bank to do it all again! After a picnic lunch in the park we went to Chinescher Turm, a strange beer garden in the middle of the English Garden which has a Chinese pagoda as it's focal point. We had a great afternoon there enjoying beers among the crowds. Feeling a little woozy from the ahhh...heat, we caught a bus back to our apartment and later cooked dinner there and watched ...
The event of the year has finally arrived!
Serah, Lima, Michael, Ray and I all met in Munich at the A&O Hostel. The whole Top Deck tour group was briefed about the weekend's events and what to expect at the Ocktoberfest Grounds. We were told how the table system works, how much to tip your bar lady, wearing costumes and what to do if you manage to lose any valuables.
We were then ready to tackle the beer capital of Europe!
... of the Nazi Party
through the War and to its end. The grounds were meant to hold 6,000
people but towards the end of the war got up to 60,000 people. The
reason was not necessarily increased S.S. activity but moreso the fact
that they had to move prisoners away from the war front.
Thursday we mostly hung out at the train station. We got up too late
to go see anything and our train to Amberg was at noon. ...
... the shoppes across the street were covered in it. ******* scaffolding everywhere! After walking to Karlstor which, at least was not covered in that ugly ****, we headed to dinner. We ate at Augustiner, a basic tourist restaurant. But, the setting was festive, the beer was great, the food was okay and everyone around us seemed to be having a great time as were we. We then had a leisurely stroll back to Sendlingor Tor and back on ...
... we got to Munich, the more festive the trains became. In our second to last train, there were four Germans in their 20s dressed in lederhosen drinking out of a keg they brought with them and playing music over their travel speakers. They seemed tame however, compared to the last train. I would say that at least 75% of the people on that train were dressed up in either lederhosen and dirndl or just in random costumes that were definitely ...