Trip Start Jul 31, 2007
30Trip End Sep 05, 2007
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Luckily my hostel was very easy to find, so I headed off to the main drag, armed with my map of the city. Today was a painful for the left foot so I had to cut short my explore around. My first impressions of Munich were ok, it seemed like a very busy bustling city in which I had loads more to explore.
I managed to learn some interesting facts about Munich whilst I was holed up in my hostel room recuperating: the city name actually means 'City of Monks', and is where Hitler based himself along with other right-wing nutcases, so it was in effect the birthplace of the Nazi party. You can actually go on a Third Reich tour to discover the 'fascinating darker side of Munich's past'. Another trip is to the first Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, which was built in 1933, and housed over 200,000 prisoners from various countries. I spoke to an Aussie girl at the hostel who had been there, she said it was just as haunting as you would expect.