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Some effing café 11:00

Mike's tapeworm is active again and he's dragged me into an effing café close to the station. I'm waiting for the Weihenstephaner pub over the road to open. Mike wanted to drag me all the way back to the main square to save 1 euro on a sausage. It's tipping it down. Luckily, he's seen sense.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CHrKKDU9290/THovJxBkG0I/AAAAAAAAHV8/5CuJkDIuBjw/s320/Weihenstephaner_Bayreuth.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CHrKKDU9290/THovJxBkG0I/AAAAAAAAHV8/5CuJkDIuBjw/s1600/Weihenstephaner_Bayreuth.jpg)Just 30 minutes to wait. At least they sell coffee with stiffeners here. Pharisäer, I've had. The rum in it has taken some of the chill out of my bones. Some of the chill from the death walk uphill through the rain.

Mike has organised this part of the trip. He's not 100% sure about the train times and whether we need to change in Nuremberg. Nor what time we'll arrive in Munich. I hope that he's at least sure about our departure time. He doesn't have a map of Munich that includes the street our hotel is on. Great organisation.

Restaurant Weihenstephaner 11:45

Finally. We're in a pub. A kitschy Bavarian type place, but it's a proper pub. Selling Weihenstephaner beer. You probably could have guessed that from the name. We're just about leaning on the door when they open. We're the first customers. I don't care. I hate people. Especially in groups of more than one. Shit. There are two of us.

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As it's lunchtime and I don't have a tapeworm I just order a Bauernteller. Perfect for picking. Here's a confession: I don't much care for big meals when beer is the primary object. Just fills up value beer space in the stomach. Especially dumplings or spuds. Whereas a Bauernteller is just grown-up nibbles. The meaty meatiness of it combines perfectly with a Helles. Or a Dunkles. Or anything else German and beery you can think of. I order a Dunkles. I still can't help but think of it as Dark Mild.

Weihenstephaner Tradition Dunkles: Nutty. Not clack, just nutty.

The Bauernteller is very nice. Especially as I don't rush it. I've budgeted, stomach-wise, for a minimum of 4 half litres of this delicious brown stuff. And I hate to hitting targets. Must come from my days in management.

Brill! They have proper aged schnapps. I've never seen that before. Not in Germany. They're between 3 and 8 tears old. I'm so impressed, I take a photo:

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The waitress isn't too happy. Doesn't like me photographing the menu. Until I explain why. Then she just looks at me in pity. I much prefer being the object of pity rather than anger.

When we leave the streets are deserted. Germany's game has just started. Eerily quiet. That's how i'd describe it.

At the station, Mike can't find the train he thinks we should be taking. That's because it doesn't exist. He's misunderstood the tickets that he's booked. We only have a specific train booked from Nuremberg, where we're supposed to be taking the ICE. From Bayreuth to Nuremberg we can take any train. That's nice. Except we've already too late for the ICE. And the ticket's only valid for that specific one.

I would be pissed off. But I've a bellyful of Bauernteller and Dunkles. And I've already stocked up with impulse Schnapps for the train.

We get on the next train to Nuremberg. We'll need to get ourselves new tickets when we get there.I hope that all goes well.

Restaurant Weihenstephan
Bahnhofstraße 5,
95444 Bayreuth.
Tel: 0921 - 82288
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