What a difference a day makes, blue skies horizon to horizon, but a biting cold wind. I have been seeing glimpses of a mountain in the near distance and today I rode out to the outskirts of town to get a photograph,
and the only clear spot in the city’s cemetery, being a Catholic aria the cemetery is massive.
Crossed back into the city via the bridge with thousands of padlocks attached, possibly someone started the myth that if you leave a bit of you (your padlock) you will return someday, like coins in a fountain, crap really, I like to think that I am under a greater authority than myth, I leave with a one more pictures of Salzburg for you.
Waving a reluctant goodbye to Salzburg YH and headed off to catch my train for Munich.
Munchin 4th April 2022
I have been to Munich before first in 1962 for the Oktoberfest, what a weekend we had. I, still in my late teens, an immature youth, and wonderfully carefree, being teased and kissed by what must have been dozens of beautiful young girls, was just magical. (Such was my immaturity; you know what I still only used it for peeing.) Sadly youth is wasted on the young; with their smartphones and text messaging one another, growing up sexually far too fast, they miss out on the fun of youth and real communications.
Munchin is now one of Germany’s wealthiest cities, in the past, it suffered from its distance from the seaports and the Ruhr valley where the coal mines were situated, now however with other forms of power available this is no longer a problem. Munich’s shift away from heavy to light industry manufacturing precision instruments, optical and electrical appliances, and aerospace, high tech is the name of the game. But art and culture are not forgotten, Munich is famous for its beer, home to four breweries, and its annual Oktoberfest celebrations. Book publishing and printing along with television production, a centre of the banking and financial industry, and Munich also boasts Europe’s largest wholesale markets for fruit and vegetables, all contributing to their economy. Days won’t even scratch the surface. Much has changed since I was last here, the most noticeable is the multicultural nature of its citizens almost a third of the population has come from outside Germany.
I am here for the full 7 days, I want to use this as a base camp and travel on a light bike to see some of the city and its surroundings, mad Ludwig 111 build some fairytale castles around here.
Not quite as modern as my last YH but it has all I need, and the natives seem friendly.
Healthwise, seem to be getting stronger day by day, potting a lot into my time, but also a lot of sleeping time, early to bed, sadly I can not lie in bed once I am awake so early to rise too.