After an early morning car cleaning session (ready for lots of pictures) we left the hotel and drove the Grossglockner!
From there we made the descent into Italy and the sprint over to Venice. By the time we got there it was 37 degrees, humid and busy (Friday evening).
Leaving the calm oasis of the air conditioned Lexus we parked in one of the garages by the bus station (I found this … Read the rest
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
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
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
Departure day has arrived – the current planned route is Calais / Bonn / Munich / Bruck, Austria / Verona.
After a service and check over from Japanese car specialist Japex and taking out European breakdown cover from ADAC in Germany we are starting our 2000 mile journey (all being well!).
Next stop, Bonn.… Read the rest