Day 9: Prague – Munich

by bretzelitos

Today, we have put in a travel day with 5.5 hours of planned train journey from Prague via Plzen, Domazlice, Furth im Wald, Schwandorf, Regensburg and Landshut to Munich. In the Czech Republic, the train is an Express-class service by “Česke Drahy” that changes into an Alex Nord train operated by “Die Länderbahn” in Germany. The train is a direct service without changing trains.

Means, having an early breakfast and check out from our hotel in Prague to board the train around 0930 for an on-time departure at 0943. The train ride was pretty picturesque through Bohemia and the climb over the Bohemian forest.

In Schwandorf, our train got 25 minutes of delay due to an issue with the planned engine driver that got stuck due to an unplanned service interruption earlier.

Arriving in Munich eventually, our train had 35 minutes delay and our train ride accumulated a bit more than six hours travel time.

We took a taxi to our Hotel “Concorde” in which we had a junior suite booked, a very nice place in Munich’s very central heart – 300 meters to Hofbraeuhaus.

After short refreshments and a bit of rest, we went exactly there to have dinner. The load of people in the “Schwemme” was very much reduced – likewise was the allowance of table places. Around 60% of all tables were condemned due to CoViD-19 and everybody need to register prior to taking a seat.

The food and beer was marvellous as expected, the service a little bit slower than earlier – but that is pretty normal as one server had now 15+ tables to look after.

After completing our opulent meal, we took a small walk through Munich and returned to the hotel pretty early. The plan calls for waking up at 0730 to grab our Railjet to Salzburg and Vienna tomorrow morning.