It’s a good thing our schedule is very flexible. Apparently there was a major festival going on in Munch, so there were no rooms available, at least none that we could afford. So we stayed in Prague an extra day, added a night in Regensburg and then a visit to Dachau and finally on to Munich for a quick city tour and an afternoon with new friends in the beer garden.
Actually, it turned out to be a pretty good plan as I really like Prague, and it is an affordable city to be in (as long as you don’t drive in the pedestrian areas). Especially when you travel with the guide we selected for our Prague castle tour, who apparently ignores the trolly honor system and just hops on without a ticket. We hadn’t realized how it worked before this, but did buy tickets for our next trip.
Some of the highlights of our day, a few Prague photos:
At night we drove to Regensburg in Germany, as we couldn’t get accommodation in Munich, and it only left an hour drive for the next day. We got into town around 10pm and I was busy staring at the Tom-Tom to help with the navigation. As we approached the hostel, one of my girls said,
“I don’t think mum’s going to be too happy.”
I looked up and saw we were in a rather seedy part of town, above a casino. It was only one night, and at least they provided linens and towels. Regensburg turned out to be one of Germany’s oldest medieval cities whose narrow streets turned out to be a delightful place to spend a few hours.
The afternoon was spent at Dachau, a very sobering experience, which I will blog about next Wednesday on kibitzspot
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