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At the DB Lounge to get my ticket to Kempten

To take part in Virtual Tourist Euromeet 2017, I took a morning flight to Munich from Kyiv. It was my first visit of Munich.

 First, I was impressed by Munich Airport and by its huge railway station. It took me some time to get used to the ticket system. Banknotes of five and ten europes came in handy. I approached the ticket machine and after some observation, bought a ticket for S-Bahn to the main railway station of Munich.

Whom do you think I met on the platform waiting for my train to the railway station? It was Teresa from Lisbon who had just arrived there from the airport. She had written to me and I had known that her plane was due about an hour before mine.

The busy railway station
Therefore, we took the same train and enjoyed our conversation. It is a small world! They were heading to Kempten and had already bought their tickets. Since I had none, I told them I would go and get my ticket first.

I got my bearings at the railway station and headed for DB Lounge to buy a ticket to Kempten, which was not a hard task at all. I liked the system at the DB Lounge: you only have to press the button at the entrance machine and get your turn number. Then you only have to watch the board at the entrance that prompted you which counter you have to approach. In about tem minutes I had my discount ticket (it was a holiday: Lord’s Ascension Day) to the train to Kempten. I also had some time to have a snack and some water. There is a huge number of snack opportunities at the platforms, as well as on the second floor of the railway station.

Munich railway station, the second floor

My second visit of Munich took place on Monday, when we agreed to meet at 10 a.m. for a day trip to Landshut. After that trip, I had some time to explore downtown Munich. I went along the main street towards Marienplatz – Virgin Mary’s Square and took many pictures. Of course, I was impressed by the square, the old city hall, and even entered St.Paul’s Church to listen to the liturgy for a while. The City Hall was built in the Gothic style in the early 20th century. The facade of the building is impressive with its beautiful decor – the sculptures of Bavarian rulers, saints, Gothic turrets, ornaments and mythical creatures. I was lucky to see the main attraction of the town hall – the clock with a unique mechanism.

The busy platforms
I had read about it before: every day at 11 a.m., during the chimes, a 15-minute show with stories of the history of Bavaria unfolds. 32 painted figures of copper rotate in a circle on two tiers of the mechanism and depict two scenes: a knight tournament and a coopers’ dance in honor of the end of the plague epidemic. The 83-meter tower of the Town Hall is crowned with the figure of a monk, the patron saint of Munich.

Our farewell dinner had been planned for 8 p.m. It was one more reason for celebration and smiles. Twelve VT members attended this dinner and those were amazing moments!

I stayed overnight at Astor Hotel that I selected by chance, yet it was a lucky choice: close both to the railway station and to the main street with the world famous Virgin Mary Square.

Let us hope there will many more visits of Germany and of this attractive city!

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At the DB Lounge to get my ticket …
At the DB Lounge to get my ticket…
The busy railway station
The busy railway station
Munich railway station, the second…
Munich railway station, the secon…
The busy platforms
The busy platforms
By trains to Kempten to attend the…
By trains to Kempten to attend th…
Our meeting for a day trip to Land…
Our meeting for a day trip to Lan…
My room at Astor Hotel
My room at Astor Hotel
My room at Astor Hotel
My room at Astor Hotel
My room at Astor Hotel
My room at Astor Hotel
Astor Hotel
Astor Hotel
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My hotel card holder with a silho…
My hotel card holder with a silhou…
My hotel card holder with a silho…
Astor Hotel, Munich
Astor Hotel, Munich
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At the railway station
Munich railway station
Munich railway station
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Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
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Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
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Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
Discovering Munich
The old city hall
The old city hall
The old city hall
The old city hall
The old city hall
The old city hall
Virgin Marys Square
Virgin Mary's Square
Virgin Marys Square
Virgin Mary's Square
Virgin Marys Square
Virgin Mary's Square
Virgin Marys Square
Virgin Mary's Square
Virgin Marys Square
Virgin Mary's Square
Virgin Marys Square
Virgin Mary's Square
The famous Ratskeller
The famous Ratskeller
Numerous fountains
Numerous fountains
Numerous fountains
Numerous fountains
The citys coat-of-arms over the e…
The city's coat-of-arms over the …
The old city hall
The old city hall
Augustiner Brau Restaurant
Augustiner Brau Restaurant
Augustiner Brau Restaurant
Augustiner Brau Restaurant
Augustiner Brau Restaurant
Augustiner Brau Restaurant
Augustiner Brau Restaurant
Augustiner Brau Restaurant
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Who will say no to this masterpiec…
Who will say no to this masterpie…
Long live the VT Community!:)
Long live the VT Community!:)
Long live the VT Community!:)
Long live the VT Community!:)
Long live the VT Community!:)
Long live the VT Community!:)
Long live the VT Community!:)
Long live the VT Community!:)
Long live the VT Community!:)
Long live the VT Community!:)
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