We left Hopfgarten after a great breakfast. It was definitely one of my favourite stops on the tour. We made our first stop of the day at 9:00 at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds (just outside Innsbruck) it was definitely one of the weirdest museums I’ve ever been to! We also got to shop in the store. The jewellery was lovely, and I did buy myself a couple presents. We got back on the bus and headed for Munich, Germany. Before we got there, though, we stopped at Dachau Concentration Camp. It was an amazingly emotional experience- I can’t even find the right words to describe it. We pulled into Germany and got a short tour of the area in and around Marienplatz. We had some free time, so Kerrianne and I did some shopping. Then we went back to Marienplatz to see the Glockenspiel hit 5:00 and do it’s little show.
It wasn’t all that great, but what we did get to see, which was even better than the glockenspiel show, was a protest of a large group of people standing up for the rights of a country I’ve never even heard of! Marienplatz became packed with protesters and police, and of course all of us looky loos! When done, we checked into our Munich hotel (Park Inn Munich East), and had enough time to change before going to a Bavarian beer hall, Hofbrauhaus, for dinner. I sat with Jess, Celia, Kerrianne, Ryann, and Kim, and a married couple from Israel, and an old, drunk, German man who had been there for hours already, ad who taught us German beer drinking songs. It was fantastic! And, the beer was amazing, too! The steins were huge! After our beer and dinner, and couple shots, we were put in cabs and sent to a club, Rafael, in the Kultfabrik district.
I don’t remember a lot of this, as many of us didn’t, as there was a lot of beer consumption, and the last shot I did (which I’m sure was rocket fuel!) at the beer hall put me over the edge. I do know that upon entering the club, we were given a bottle of Vodka and four Red Bulls to share between four of us. After finishing the drinks, the dancing started. We danced all night, up until the point where I lost EVERYBODY from my tour. Considering how much I’d had to drink, this isn’t hard to believe. So, I got in a cab and went back to the hotel. Even though I had a card to get in, I got locked out (it turns out I was a the wrong door. All I had to do was walk about 20 steps to my right in order to get into the building) After about 15 minutes standing in the rain and trying to get in, I finally realized where the right door was and got to my hotel room. I went to sleep right away. It was a great day!
Main Expenses (in Euros):
Breakfast: Included in the tour
Hotel: Included in the tour
Optional Excursions: Swarovski Crystal Worlds- 7.00
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