Today we drove to a local subway station and parked in the park and ride facility, purchased some daily tickets to travel to Central Munich. Munich had a population of around 1.4 million and has no less than 14 train lines passing through the central station. The trains were spacious, clean and fast. Melbourne has 3 times the population and about one third of the train services. Why? Melbourne needs a massive investment in this area.
We quickly found a tourist information shop near the down town station and from there found a hop on hop off bus and set off on a tour. We hopped off at stop 5 and walked a pedestrian mall and ate some lunch. A little further along we found the Augistinerkeller beer hall and stopped for a spell and a wine.
We continued on foot to the end of the mall debating our next step. Later we realised we were just metres from stop 6 but in our ignorance we went the other way and headed back to stop 4. We followed the tour around a lap and a half and then hopped off at our starting point and caught a train back out of town. The parking cost us just one Euro for the day having purchased the daily train tickets.
We found the car and drove back to our apartment. After a spell we went out to buy a few supplies and get some tea. Then back to eat and pack ready for our big day tomorrow. We have a lot of photos of Munich from the bus and some whilst on foot. We have included a couple of the better ones.