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Railing thru Europe: Stop 12.6 Germany – Munich

2 things would come to mind when you talk about Munich (München), capital of Bavaria (Bayern). 1) Football (FC Bayern Munich and the Allianz Arena) and 2) Tales of large beer halls! Not surprisingly, these 2 go hand in hand as most people watching a game of football would have their choice of beverage a big cool glass of…you guessed it…Beer! Football + Beer = Good times... Read More

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Railing thru Europe: Stop 12.5 Germany – Fussen

After spending the day at Rothenburg Ob der Tauber, it was time to make our way to Munich to rest for the night. We checked the time-table and realised the journey would take us about 3 hours and 3 connecting trains to reach Munich. When we finally arrived at 9pm however, the sky wasn’t very forgiving and it was pouring. We had initially thought that we would have some time... Read More

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Railing thru Europe: Stop 12.4 Germany – Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber

In our Lonely Planet guide, we had read about the ‘Romantic Road’ of Germany, a route that highlights walled towns and picturesque villages in western Bavaria from Würzburg to Füssen. We wanted to see for ourselves but couldn’t afford the time to visit all of them, however we did managed to sneak day trips in between our journey to Munich to see two. One of... Read More

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Railing thru Europe: Stop 12.3 Germany – Legendary Cruise along the Rhine

After dumping our excess baggage at the hostel, we headed back to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to catch the next train to Mainz for the legendary cruise along the Rhine. The Rhine river is one of the most important and longest rivers in Europe and it stretches from the Swiss Alps in the south to the Netherlands up north cutting across Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and France. As... Read More

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Railing thru Europe: Stop 12.2 Germany – Frankfurt

Another overnight train journey takes us to Frankfurt in the wee hours of the morning. Although the hostel which we booked says reception is 24 hours, when we arrived we were faced with a snoring receptionist. It was a funny sight as other backpackers who had just woken up were busy getting their breakfast while the rhythm of the snoring accompanied them. As hilarious as it was,... Read More

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Railing thru Europe: Stop 12.1 Germany – Hamburg and Berlin

After about 22 hours of travelling and crossing 3 countries in the process (taking the overnight train from Bergen to Oslo, another short train ride to Trollhättan before connecting via coach (as railworks were taking place) to Göteborg and onto the train again to Malmo and Copenhagen and finally onwards via ferry crossing towards Hamburg), we finally reached Hamburg Hauptbahnhof... Read More

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