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Germany 2010 – Day 3. Part 3   Leave a comment

It was now evening, and we arrived at our hotel in Stuttgart. Disaster would be too strong a word for the place, but it was more like a hostel than a hotel – and checking in took forever! But eventually everything was sorted – and we crossed the street to catch a tram to the festival.  I guess there has to be one disappointing hotel on a trip 😆

This was a smaller affair than Oktoberfest, but still very impressive.

First off was a ride on TestStreke. It was obviously smaller than Olympia Looping, but still a really impressive coaster for a travelling ride.

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Posted November 17, 2010 by Peter in European Trips, Photographs, Travel

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Germany 2010 – Day 2. Part 3   4 comments

It was a shortish drive to the hotel for the night in Munich, where we checked in; freshened up and then headed out by bus and underground train to the Munich Beer Festival.

Never having been to Oktoberfest before, I was overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the event. Of course I had expected large beer tents, although these seemed like semi-permanent structures. What I had not expected was the quantity of rides and other attractions that were there. I know of Olympia Looping, but again I was surprised by its large size – much bigger than I had been expecting.

First, and second rides were on Olympia Looping. It just had to be done, even though the restraint system can be a bit of a spine-crusher, and even managed to trap my arm for part of the second ride. But it was well worth it (even at €7 a time – Germany is not cheap!)

The next 2 pictures are courtesy of Steve Smith, one of my fellow travellers. I think I might have been a little too excited to take many photos that evening 😆


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