Friday, April 24, 2009

A Day on The Train

Thursday was rainy at times so we decided to really get our money's worth out of the 28-Euro daypass we bought to ride on the Bayerische Oberlandbahn, or BOB. We hopped on at Schliersee, transferred at Holzkirche, got off the train at Bad Tölz, where the rain drove us fortunately into a nice little Indian restaurant where we enjoyed a pleasant lunch.

We eventually rode all the way over the Salzburg, hopped off the train just long enough to walk around for a few minutes, then hopped back on the same train to head Northeast to Munich. We then made the long walk to the other side of the terminal where we caught the regional train back to Schliersee.

Although our walking was limited, it made for an enjoyable day of sightseeing through the train windows. It reminds us again how very developed much of Europe is, with its dense population compared to Western North America. Cute villages dot the landscape every few miles, and there are steep terraced hillsides with crops planted and cows grazing that make the countryside resemble one large landscaped garden.

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