Ottobrunn – Rosenheim, 26.5.21 (61km)

After a rest-day yesterday, on which we just walked, we were looking for another challenge.

I didn’t know such a concept as Dracula Day existed until now, well, you live and learn 😊

What does one do in Munich to honour Dracula Day? Phil found, that the protagonist left for Vienna on a night train from Munich, so we decided to cycle along the train line Munich – Vienna as far as we could today, weather dependent.

Jonathan Harker's Journal
3 May.  Bistritz.-- Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna
early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late.

by Bram Stoker, 1897 edition

We got to Rosenheim (again). We are starting to get to know the station of Rosenheim quite well.

We joined the railway line at Grasbrunn and followed as closely as we could, according to komoot. Those maps are not always the best, and we did some stretches through woods during which the expedition qualities of my bike were required, even cycling through fords.

At some time in the woods I picked up a tick (related to Dracula, the blood-sucker?). Luckily I discovered that while we were in OstermĂŒnchen, and the local pharmacy was still open. The pharmacist removed the tick very professionally – now I just hope I didn’t get infected with anything.

As everything is still closed due to Covid, we enjoyed another picknick.

Cycling South towards Rosenheim (again) the views of the Alps were stunning (again) – we live in a great area!

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