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Originally posted by martij6
Thanks, Glenn. I appreciate the offer and may take you up on it. A variable I'm unsure of is the time spent getting thru customs. Do you have any insight on what we can expect? This will be our 1st time flying into Germany so we have nothing to guage it with. London & Copenhagen, yes. Munich, nope. I'd be happy with being at Oktoberfest by noon. I beleive I'd be a bit parched by that point and in need of refreshments.

Joel
Tough to say depending on the volume of Flight arrivals and capacity at your time. German efficiency should prevale and being late into Oktoberfest, the loads should be a bit lighter than the previous weeks. With an OnTime arrival, I would hope for no more than 45 minutes from touch down. We leave on the 2nd so let me know if you want us to look for you! If not at Oktoberfest, definitely on the 6:34 Train platform. I'm a big 6'3" guy and Kelly has short Blonde hair. I'll probably be wearing a blue and black jacket with a small black Adidas backpack. We will be traveling as a group of 8. All new friends from The Royal CC thread!
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Have a GREAT weekend ALL! I plan on waking up early tomorrow to watch the LIVE Wiesn Webam!
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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
Have a GREAT weekend ALL! I plan on waking up early tomorrow to watch the LIVE Wiesn Webam!
Looks quite overcast today. The first cam image shows The Paulaner Winzerer Fähndl tent to the right as we will walk from the Mozartstrasse entrance from the UBahn Goetheplatz stop.
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Westminster, Maryland
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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
Have a GREAT weekend ALL! I plan on waking up early tomorrow to watch the LIVE Wiesn Webam!
The second cam shows The Paulaner Tent and Tower directly across from The Lowenbrau Tower and Tent.
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Yippee! Here at Sheraton schloss fusclee! Survived flight with Iceland Air and Sixt car rental and long drive for now 4 nights near Salzburg. will be doing Salzburg,Eagles Nest and Hallstatt visit next few days. See you in Munich!



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Originally posted by kaliterri
Yippee! Here at Sheraton schloss fusclee! Survived flight with Iceland Air and Sixt car rental and long drive for now 4 nights near Salzburg. will be doing Salzburg,Eagles Nest and Hallstatt visit next few days. See you in Munich!



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What Pioneers! The first of our group to land! Congrats! See you Thursday night I hope! Enjoy!
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Originally posted by kaliterri
Yippee! Here at Sheraton schloss fusclee! Survived flight with Iceland Air and Sixt car rental and long drive for now 4 nights near Salzburg. will be doing Salzburg,Eagles Nest and Hallstatt visit next few days. See you in Munich!
Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
What Pioneers! The first of our group to land! Congrats! See you Thursday night I hope! Enjoy!
Hope everyone has an enjoyable time and safe travels. We wish we were there already.

Looks a bit wet & cool today when viewing the webcams. The 5 day forecast shows cloudy on Friday when Di & I arrive. Chance of showers on Saturday when we head to Salzburg.

Today is my last work day. Di is working half day tomorrow. Tomorrow we finish packing and then overnight at a hotel by the airport.

Joel
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Originally posted by kaliterri
Yippee! Here at Sheraton schloss fusclee! Survived flight with Iceland Air and Sixt car rental and long drive for now 4 nights near Salzburg. will be doing Salzburg,Eagles Nest and Hallstatt visit next few days. See you in Munich!
Enjoy Salzburg! Can't wait to hear all about it when we meet up on Friday morning.

Originally posted by martij6
Hope everyone has an enjoyable time and safe travels. We wish we were there already.

Looks a bit wet & cool today when viewing the webcams. The 5 day forecast shows cloudy on Friday when Di & I arrive. Chance of showers on Saturday when we head to Salzburg.

Today is my last work day. Di is working half day tomorrow. Tomorrow we finish packing and then overnight at a hotel by the airport.

Joel
Safe travels Joel! We fly out tomorrow via Iceland Air. Meet up with Glenn and Kelly, and their family, and fly all together to Munich on the same flight (what a coincidence! )
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We "did" the Pauliner" tent yesterday. Made it to Hofbrau today. Haven't found a bad beer yet. Don't arrive in Salzburg to Thursday. Weather has been gray in the mornings but lightened up in afternoon. Prost!
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Enjoy All! Hope the revised Weather forecast for Munich holds out. Sweeeet!
Sitting in the Dulles Icelandair boarding area with Kelly and The Moms! Toasting our success through security and an On-Time flight departure! Jackie and Chris, see ya in Reykjavic in a few short hours!
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Always a good thing getting thru security without a hassle. Our experience this AM was one of the easiest I've had in a while.
We're in Newark waiting for our next flight. Have never seen a large aircraft get washed before. About 10 guys with long handled shammies working from the ground and 2 on a lift up above.

Safe travels all. We're going to try to be at the Wiesen around noon.

Joel

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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
Enjoy All! Hope the revised Weather forecast for Munich holds out. Sweeeet!
Sitting in the Dulles Icelandair boarding area with Kelly and The Moms! Toasting our success through security and an On-Time flight departure! Jackie and Chris, see ya in Reykjavic in a few short hours!
We want to hear all about this adventure! Claudia
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Originally posted by Kennykat
We want to hear all about this adventure! Claudia
Claudia - in a word, Munich has been FANTASTIC! Glenn did an incredible job organizing our tours here. I would be hard pressed to pick a favourite! I'm almost sorry to see our time here come to an end - I say "almost" because I can't wait to board the Royal!

My least favourite, surprisingly, was Oktoberfest itself. Only because of the sheer volume of people, many of which could barely walk, and we were there first thing!!!! You couldn't leave your seat because someone would jump right in it. But I'm glad I can say I've had the experience!

But Bavaria is a dream come true. LOVED IT!!!
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Originally posted by High C's

Claudia - in a word, Munich has been FANTASTIC!

But Bavaria is a dream come true. LOVED IT!!!
Told ya'

So happy you enjoyed Munich! We can't wait to return…maybe next year.

See you all soon…

Lew
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Originally posted by High C's
Claudia - in a word, Munich has been FANTASTIC! Glenn did an incredible job organizing our tours here. I would be hard pressed to pick a favourite! I'm almost sorry to see our time here come to an end - I say "almost" because I can't wait to board the Royal!

My least favourite, surprisingly, was Oktoberfest itself. Only because of the sheer volume of people, many of which could barely walk, and we were there first thing!!!! You couldn't leave your seat because someone would jump right in it. But I'm glad I can say I've had the experience!

But Bavaria is a dream come true. LOVED IT!!!
Whew! Sitting in the DB First Class Lounge at the Munich Hbf. Exhausted! The week culminated with this afternoon's tour of The BMW factory just by our hotel. Don't miss it!!!!! Incredible technology! Great meeting and spending time with new friends! See ya tomorrow on The Royal! Will follow up with more Munich tales as we reenergize!
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