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Lay-over in Munich
« on: November 17, 2009, 03:56:07 PM »
I just spent the last week in Germany visiting my Parents. On the way to
Germany I scheduled a 12hr lay-over in Munich. I learned that a long lay-over
can be a great way to add yet another destination to a trip w/o much added
cost when I had a forced lay-over in Amsterdam a few years back:

It started out with landing in Munich on time (9 AM) and not having to 
wait at the boarder control. Then I headed to Munich center to have a 
Weissbier breakfast with white sausages at the Weisse Brauhaus. This 
was a suggestion from folks at hobbybrauer.de. And I was glad that I 
followed it.



Weisses Brauhaus is the official Brauhaus for Schneider Weisse. I 
started out with a pair of white sausages, a glass of Schneider Weisse 
and some Brez'n. If you don't know white sausage, they are a Bavarian 
specialty, boiled and eaten with sweet mustard. You don't want to know 
what is in them. Even I don't want to know. As I'm ready to leave I 
had to have a look at the menu. There I found Hopfenweisse, a 8.6 % 
Weizendoppelbock with an aroma of lemons. And yes, it was an American 
IPA done as a German Wheat. And I thought all German brewers are 
traditionalists. The beer didn't have the assertive bitterness of an 
actual AIPA or the clove and fruit notes of a Weissbier. But it had 
the full favor and aroma of American hops balanced buy lots of alcohol 
and some sweetness. I learned later that this was the result of a
collaboration between Schneider and the Brooklyn Brewery.



So I decided to stay and have another pair of Weisswurst and Brez'n. 
Those two beers set the mood of the day.

Next was finding an open wi-fi network. Apparently Germans don't like 
to leave their networks open (they are sold as password potected networks
by default). And the only place I could find was the  Apple Store. At least I
found something.

Now I had a few hours to kill before the Paulaner Brewery tour. I 
decided to kill them at the Deutsches Museum (German Museum). This is 
a museum dedicated to technology. Unfortunately they don't have a section
about brewing technology.

Then the Paulaner Tour. There were also 3 Americans for which I ended 
up playing translator and tour guide. I did this tour before, so I knew what
to say. Later at the tasting, the beer was delicious and surprisingly close 
to my own attempts at the respective styles. The only problem was that 
the tour guide, a retired Paulaner brewer, was not able to eat with us 
and I wasn't able to chat him up about brewing.

Then back back to the airport to catch my flight to Leipzig. 
Given that my body was still at Boston time, I wasn't tired anymore  at that
time

Kai

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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 07:55:50 PM »
Great report, Kai...
I'm so jealous!

Enjoy the rest of your trip! ;D
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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 08:30:09 PM »
Thanks, but I'm already back. :)

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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 07:23:33 AM »
That isn't a layover, that is a dream!

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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2009, 08:21:01 AM »
That Deutsches Museum is AWESOME. I was only in Munich for two days and it rained pretty much nonstop, so I had to find a lot of things to do inside.  :-\
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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009, 08:39:41 AM »
That Deutsches Museum is AWESOME. I was only in Munich for two days and it rained pretty much nonstop, so I had to find a lot of things to do inside.  :-\

It would have been more awsome if they had a brewing exhibit. After all its in Munich.

But at least I know much more about oil exploration and mining now ;)

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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 12:27:49 PM »
Just read this.  Sounds like you had a pretty good time.  I'm jealous as well.

Did you schedule that leg seperately or did you find a flight that just happened to have the long layover?

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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009, 12:45:14 PM »
Did you schedule that leg seperately or did you find a flight that just happened to have the long layover?

I created the long lay-over by selecting a connecting flight that left 12hrs after the flight to Munich landed there.

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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 04:48:34 PM »
You had to be one tyred puppy when you arrived on your destination.
That 7 hours time diffrence what always kills me.
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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2009, 06:53:26 PM »
You had to be one tyred puppy when you arrived on your destination.
That 7 hours time diffrence what always kills me.

it wasn't so bad when I arrived but around 2-3pm local time I was getting really tired. I had to push on and that forced my sleeping into the right schedule.

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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2009, 06:55:25 AM »
You had to be one tyred puppy when you arrived on your destination.
That 7 hours time diffrence what always kills me.

it wasn't so bad when I arrived but around 2-3pm local time I was getting really tired. I had to push on and that forced my sleeping into the right schedule.

Kai

That's what I've done when traveling to the UK.  Taking that nap is suicide for the rest of the week.

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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2010, 04:52:05 PM »
Kai:
 Are your parents from Leipzig? I studied abroad at the university last summer and it was the best 3 weeks of my life. I loved the city of Leipzig

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Re: Lay-over in Munich
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 01:06:32 PM »
Great report! I love me some Schneider Hopfenweisse. The Weisses Brauhaus will be a definite stop next time I find myself in Munich.  ;)   
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