So now here comes the fun part of my job that requires me to travel and attend meeting overseas.
I had few days of Product Team meeting in Penzberg, Germany, where one of our manufacturing site is located. And as always and whenever the schedule permits, I always take the opportunity to visit some places. I still have leave credits and the boss said it was OK, so why not extend and explore Germany and Austria.
After 3 long days of discussion and planning, our Product Team was able to arrange a side trip to Linderhoff Palace (The Royal Villa of Ludwig II). See, we are not ALL WORK and NO FUN team. We WORK HARD and PLAY HARDER. The team came from other parts of the region or of the world to be more specific, so once in a while, these activities are set to break the monotony of work and shall we promote WORK-LIFE balance?.
How to get here from Munich
Take the train (www.bahn.com) to Oberammergau: from Oberammergau there is a bus connection to Linderhof (9622).
After the 3-day meeting, I headed to Munich and start another much awaited Europe Solo Travel.
With only a couple of days to spend in Munich, I planned my trip as simple as I could, listing a few of the “must visit” places and include some of my own and not to squeeze in a lot.
I stayed in Pension am Jakobsplatz and the location is so close to the Munich’s Old Town. I recommend this B&B, the location is perfect for few days travel. The host really provided a lot of information on where to go, where to eat, and it is close to the underground (U-bahn) train station (Marienplatz).
I walked around the Old Town following the Walking Tour Map I got from the B&B. As I write this post, I regretted not having more photos to share.
It was too early for the beer festival (Oktoberfest) when I visited but there are already a lot of tourists roaming around and preparing and probably waiting for the festival. I wish I could have extended and waited for the festival but of course, those are the things which I have to pass up since I had to go back to Singapore and work.
Despite of that, I still had my fair share of beer/bier just to try and experience the “REAL” bier deal. I am in Germany after all, so why not!
You can always find time to go and discover places although the main purpose of your trip is work related as long as you plan and can manage to extend beyond the call of duty, you will still be able to enjoy traveling while working.
Time may not be enough, but still, make use of that limited time to enjoy, to discover places, to explore more. It does not have to be a full-packed itinerary, but at least you go to the places which you really love.
I visited the following during my trip: Vienna, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden and Munich.
Since I love mountains, I will never ever miss of going to one every time I travel, so I had to squeeze in a day trip to Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden to see the exquisite beauty of German Bavarian Alps.
Stay tuned for my next update, I will be sharing my trip to Eagle’s Nest, Vienna and Salzburg.