Driving at 200 km/h and faster was not only legal, it felt completely liberating, safe, and relaxing.
Does that sound reckless and crazy?
It wasn’t – this was Germany, the place where people actually use their brains while driving.
The atrocious and mindless driving habits of motorists back home and in the country where we presently live has been a longstanding pet hate of ours. It therefore felt extremely liberating to drive in a country where the motorists know and understand the rules, apply them, and use common sense.
On the sections of autobahn where there was no speed limit we gave our quick little Audi rental free reign – and felt safe enough to do so. You have to admire the Germans, they use their brains while driving!
We were touring our way from France to München and was once again struck by the sheer beauty of the countryside.
One of the things that Jaunine wanted to see was the Black Forest, and she was not disappointed. The place was full of autumn colours and a sight for sore eyes 🙂
Our stop-over for a night was in the beautiful town of Lindau, which is located on the Bodensee (Lake Constance).
The following morning we drove to Friedrichshafen, the home of Zeppelin.
We just had visit the Zeppelin museum, and it was worth the effort!
An unexpected sight at the museum was this gigantic V12 Maybach Zeppelin, which was produced in 1929-1939 and weighed approximately 3000kg!
Closer towards München we stopped at the famous Kloster Andechs, the exclusive property of the Benedictine monks of St Boniface of Munich and Andechs.
Here the monks brew beer on a large scale, and the property sports several beer gardens open to the public !
We eventually arrived in Munich where we stayed over for some sightseeing.
Munich is of course also home to BMW.
We really enjoyed our stay in München and found the city interesting in the sense that it almost has a small town atmosphere, you do not get any ‘big city’ feel. This is probably due to the lack of many high rise buildings, and an abundance of green spaces. It is also a city that is easy to get around in, and offers much to see and do.
We reluctantly came to the end of our France/Germany tour, but before leaving there was one more item on our itinerary :-
Oktoberfest 2017 !!!
Coming up soon 🙂