Hotel Rothof Bogenhausen
Travel Blogs from Munich
... through the front gate
from the pretty bike path nearby. The Chimay monks, however, have a
restaurant/tasting room/souvenir shop/museum facility about a kilometer from
the abbey. The museum does a nice job of providing information about what we in
the 21st century might call a sustainable business or “for-benefit”
corporation. The monks get favorable tax treatment from the Belgian government,
but they plow virtually all of the money they ...
... etc. I asked the conductor when he came by how fast the train could go. He said, 200 kph....that's 124 mph to you and me. That's why they call 'em fast trains!
Beautiful scenery along the way as usual. Met and briefly talked to some other Americans (the only other ones on our car). They from Crest Hill, Il near Joliet! Small world.
Two hours later we were in Munich. We had been to Munich 40 years ago and our journal said, ...
... We needed a good dose of vitamin D and a Gluhwein to warm up. Despite the sun shining, it was still "brisk" (aka - bloody cold).
The Marienplatz is a square in the old city. Currently is has its Xmas markets but it is also home to the famous Neues Rathaus and Glockenspiel.
We arrived just in time to grab a Gluhwein and watch the midday chiming of the Glockenspiel. At 11am and midday, after the chimes, there are two platforms ...
... deprived, pale waitressing selves justice was to spend everything. We were going to blow every last cent. Make our bank balances hit zero. My inner Spending Queen was being called upon. We were going to awaken the beast.
Sche and Ferdi - friends we'd made in Barcelona - offered to take us in the night before our flight. Sche managed to win the prize of being one of the only people to actually pick us up from a train station. Thank ...
... The driver was Genghis again and we were only 20 minutes away – as said before the hotel is very, very nice but a pity it’s stuck in the middle of nowhere. It was one of the nicer breakfasts we’ve had too, I actually had scrambled eggs and grilled tomatoes instead of my standard bread and jam with fruit. Turkish bread is delicious, semi-crusty on the outside and fluffy and fresh on the inside.
So off we went to ...