Munchen/Red Bull Ring
After a solid nights sleep in Zurich we set off later than expected to München. It should have taken us about 3 hours, although some serious road maintenance and a tunnel closure meant it took us 8 hours!
We arrived in München and found a campsite just off the motorway. In the morning we made an improv decision to stay two nights, so we could visit the concentration camp at Dachau. The concentration camp was an interesting experience; however we found that the majority of the history was related to the founding of the concentration camp system, more than the atrocities committed there.
Instead of spending more money on a city tour, Scott took over the roll and showed us the sights. Their town hall (or as Simon has repeated numerous times “Rathaus”) has a glockenspiel instead of a bell which rings/plays 3 times a day. We arrived just in time for the “afternoon performance”, and were surrounded by a rather large crowd of people watching and filming it, including someone filming it on their iPad… loser…
There was also a really cool outdoor artificial surf wave, which was caused by the river beds shape. Being foreigners we had to behave like them so we took pictures of us leapfrogging infront of national museum which caused a few frowns.
The next step was to make it to the Redbull Ring in Austria, to see Team Bath Racing (TBR), and our housemate Graham, compete in the Austrian Formula Student competition. We arrived late in the afternoon, just after the wishbones of their car had unfortunately broken during a break test. We sincerely hope that this wont happen to our car, as unlike TBR we don't have replacements. We returned to our 5 star camping, where the owner cycles around to all day to assist all guest, instead of having a reception.
The next morning we returned to the Red Bull Ring to follow some of the racing, then set of for Budapest, Hungary!