7 (September 16, 2016) Munich
This day we’ll leave Salzburg and Austria behind and will
at Munich. As Oktoberfest starts the next day, we’ll spend this one in
the touristic attractions far from the city center.
The spots marked at map are:
0- Holiday Inn
1- Old Town
3- Nymphenburg Palace
We leave Salzburg with no rushes, around 10 AM,
after taking our breakfast at hotel, and we’re back in German in no
time. After one hour and fifteen minutes on the road we do our first
stop attracted by the views of Lake Chiemsee along the road.
There are a lot of aquatic birds on the boundaries
of this lake. We’re not the only ones stopping by. The long row for
parking is full.
It’s two more hours until we reach Munich
following motorway 8, with the unavoidable works and even some
diversion due to a traffic jam for unknown causes. We take the exit to
Unterchanging, the area where our hotel is located. The GPS helps us to
get there with no issues.
We’re in an area in the outskirts of the city,
with big supermarkets around. Lidl is the closest and is going to be
handy for the next days. We get our lunch just in front of it, in a
Chinese restaurant with a big – and cheap – buffet. We get full of
sushi in Asia City by 20.80€.
Around Holiday Inn Unterchanging all the parking places are
time limited or by pay, but we can park for free in Waldstrasse, just
300-400 meters from the hotel.
The spots at the map above mark the following:
0- Hotel Holiday Inn Munich Unterchanging
1- Motorway 995
3- Parking places in Waldstrasse
It’s past 3 PM and we’ve taken the decision of spending the
afternoon in the furthest visit we’ve got in our list: Olympiapark. We
join the road around the city until the Northern part of it, where BMW
Museum and Tower mark the place.
It’s past 4 PM and we’re finding an unexpected
life here, with a lot of girls in our way to the park from the parking.
When we get the area in the middle of the sport facilities we find the
reason of it: there is a Justin Bieber concert in the Olympiahalle this
The rest of the park is quiet. Something I didn’t know about
the Olympic Stadium is it is dug in a green slope, so the park itself
is part of its limits.
We go to the Stadium to find out that admission fee is just
3.50€, so we get in immediately. The stadium is looking far from its
best moments, but it’s still fantastic. The few people inside are doing
the only activity on now here: zip-lines. We do our walk around
completing all the views for the stadium.
Once out we get into the only facility we’re missing, the
Olympia-schwimmhalle, which, as the name was pointing, results to be a
big swimming pool.
When we’re leaving this beautiful park, with the tower leading
the view of it, the line for the concert seems to be endless. We go
down to road level and we can see how this line of people is filling
the bridge and goes on at the other side.
We take our dinner at room with some of the goodies we got from
Lidl and rest thinking about tomorrow, the day Oktoberfest starts with
a parade by the morning which we’re not going to miss.