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Driving the Grossglockner

From Wikipedia:

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in German Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße) is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria.

It connects Bruck in the state of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in Carinthia via Fuscher Törl and Hochtor Pass at 2,504 m (8,215 ft). The road is named after the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain.

I can’t remember what I was reading that lead me to read the above passage of text, but for some reason it seemed … Read the rest

Day 2: Bonn to Munich

Leaving Bonn by 9:00am meant that we arrived on the outskirts of Munich just before 2:30pm.

Before arriving in Munich we stopped off at the former site of the Dachau concentration camp for a couple of hours – an interesting but unsettling visit.

From there we stopped off at a supermarket on the way to the hotel and the evening essentially went down hill from there.

(Epic beer selection in the supermarket. Tempted … Read the rest


Day 1 Complete

Buckinghamshire to Bonn, Germany

660km / 410 miles

Setting off from home just after 08:15 we boarded the 11:20am train from Folkestone to Calais.

After emerging at the other end we made a quick exit from France and made our way through Belgium. After a quickly crossing a slither of Holland we were on the German Autobahn.

Five hours after arriving in Calais we reached Bonn, our final destination for the day with … Read the rest