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Tue Mar-27 Quarre, drive to Munich, The Charles Hotel, Marienplatz, Davvero Restaurant

We awoke at 7:00 a.m. to an overcast day (our first of the trip), enjoyed breakfast at our hotel, and then got in our BMW 116i and departed at 8:42 a.m. for the 362 mile (583 km) drive to Munich. After a slow start in the city, we hit the A9 southbound and made great time as we passed by signs for Leipzig, Bayreuth, Nuremberg, and Ingolstadt. We arrived at The Charles Hotel Munich at 1:42 p.m. -- exactly 5 hours door-to-door including a stop for fuel (at 11:15 a.m.), for an average speed of 72.4 mph. (Google Maps had predicted nearly 5 hours 52 minutes, not counting a fuel stop.)

After checking into our room we went out in search of lunch and had an OK meal at a near-by restaurant.

Nate headed back to the hotel and Ben found a local laundromat and dropped off our clothes for cleaning. Then Ben set off to explore Munich and almost by accident found the Marienplatz New Town Hall just as the Rathaus-Glockenspiel began its 5:00 p.m. daily performance. Ben continued on to the Isar River and then looped back to the hotel.

We went downstairs to dinner at the Davvero Restaurant where we enjoyed a 2010 Gaja Langhe Rossj Bass.

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