I will meet the group in Jürmala near Riga. Driving to Latvia sounds easy, and I guess, looking at what is coming, it is. But it’s already a 2500 Km drive. With quitschi I need several days for this. Luckily I have 10 full days to get there. I already did that last year, so I’ve chosen a slightly different route:

I wanted to visit Neuschwanstein Castel, no clue why, it looks awesome on pictures. Well, it kinda sucks really. There was like a 2 hour queue for tickets, and the castel is, nice, but there a lots of nice castles in Europ.


But I have to say that driving through Allgäu was very nice, it’s a beautiful landscape and great for a hike. I’ve spend my night on a camping in Wikiehofen. Apparently they are quite prod of the name and organise a Wikingfestival once a year. The club organising the festival is called Promillos, I’m not too said that I’ve missed the party…

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I’ve realised one thing: If I would keep up the speed and visit this damn tourist attractions I will need a month to get up to Riga. So I’ve hit the German Autobahn once again and drove pretty straight from München to Berlin. Which was nice because there is a 3 lane freeway all the way through. But as I have not seen much else than roads there isn’t much to report yet. I’ve had one day break which I’ve spent at a stunningly beautiful lake in Poland where I’ve made a little quitschi introduction video.

I’m now 2.5 hours away from Jürmala-Riga where I’ll meet the rest of the group. We will be 8 cars, 5 Toyota Landcruiser, 1 Landrover Defender, 1 VW Amarok and a Mitsubishi L300. I’m a bit nervous but looking forward to not been alone any longer.

3 thoughts on “2016.07.11-2016.07.20 Zürich to Riga”

  1. Lieber Benno
    weiterhin gute Reise. Ich begleite dich in Gedanken. Liebe Grüsse Mami

  2. Hi Benno! Hend dis quietschi video agluegt, wow, hesch echt alles geh! Sind jetzt scho gspannt uf dini video-ufnahme vo de reis 😊! Wiiterhin gueti fahrt! Glg, nati und luki

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