12 hours Europe Road Trip Vienna to Brussels
At last, the time has come for us to go back to our beloved country after a long haul travel. Since we didn’t take a flight from Brussels to Munich I couldn’t call it as a “transfer” nope, we did a Europe road trip from Marche en Famenne (In-laws house) to Munich then Vienna. Quite an impressive right?
Well, it’s not that really long just almost 8 hours drive to Munich then we spend our night at the hotel. Afterwards, we searched that special tea that my hubby needs to buy for his colleague then we’re off to Vienna for about 5 hours of road trip again.
Endless Europe Road Trip
Last day in Vienna has arrived, it was 8 am in the morning we directly went downstairs to eat our buffet breakfast. I didn’t have time to get ready, so the first thing to do that time is to eat then get ready for the long haul Europe road trip.
The bizarre thing is I didn’t eat a lot, usually, I ate like a “monster” when I’m traveling but that day I feel like It’ll be a very long one. We won’t have any stops from Vienna to Munich like we did before. Today will be a Europe road trip that will take about 12 hours.
Last time, I recall it was our Europe road trip to Barcares, France that took us more than 12 hours. If you wanna read how I manage to survive that trip you can check it here: Barcares, 12 Hours Jaunt by Car
Today, since it’s Valentine’s Day, to all lovers all over the world who loves to travel, no matter where you are even if you’re in the middle of your road trip Happy Valentine’s day to you!
Road of Vienna
After our breakfast, we precisely went to our room and ready. Then before 11 am we were ready to check out from the Hotel. If you guys haven’t read my Hotel review yet you can read it here: Exe Vienna Hotel is the best Hotel in town?
But spoiler to you guys, I’m frank when it comes to Hotel Review (haha) honestly prevails! Well, let’s continue. After everything, it’s time for us to check out.
Quick tip for you when leaving your room, make sure to check every corner of it maybe you forgot something. Double check every everything!
The receptionist was very kind to us, assisted us, they checked our room then we were free to go. Next thing to do? Is to get our car and hop! On the road! I took a big slurp of that lemon water at the reception before to go (I was totally thirsty)
As you have seen here the road photos are in the state of calamity (lol) just kidding. The road’s visibility is absolutely compromised by the fog and snow. Imagine me looking at this road telling my partner that I can’t see anything (haha) If I were the driver we are in trouble.
Indeed, the road was full of this overly contained by the fog. Luckily I have my F1 racer partner to handle it all (haha). The snow doesn’t stop it was almost an hour on the road however, it was still the same old face with snowy and vague!
The Enchanted European Road
Despite the fuzziness of the road, there’s a favorable side of it. It was this crystallising and magical trees covered with snow! They were sparkling like diamonds on the road! I was completely dazed by its endearing beauty.
The view was like in the movie of Frozen from Disney, and it makes me reminisce another one as well. My favorite series now Game of Thrones. Talking about it, I have recently completed the Season 7 and now waiting for its last and final season to be out.
The Beauty of Winter
Finally, we’ve conquered that misty phase and now after 2 hours, we’re in a clearer and brighter road (well, not that bright since there’s no sun). I can absolutely see all those winter trees from afar, they were gorgeous and those mountains just perfect!
You’d probably say I’m crazy haha cause I can’t stop taking pictures while on the road but hey, this is my way of trying to forget my dizziness, especially with those twirling roads.
It was still snowing even after how many hours like 3 hours already I guess and finally, it stopped. We are about to enter German highway and the trip might be longer than expected.
Welcome to Germany
Yes! Finally! oh, we’re not yet there (8 hours trip to go) but the good news is 4 hours lap is over. We are now is Germany’s highway and as expected there are many vehicles around.
I would say we’ll gonna make it at our parent’s house on time (as planned) but we’ll see.
We did a quick stop at a gasoline station, fueled up the car and (toilet mode). Drink some coffee, eat biscuits and fruits then after that we have to get home.
Another information for you guys who are traveling on the road, toilets are available at every gas stop or there’s a sign board indicated on the road for drivers who need to take a rest and take a shower or go the bathroom.
Toilets in Germany are pretty clean and basic toiletries are available but you have to play 0.50 cents.
I also have something to confess, actually, when I was in the toilet I found it was cool to see the toilet seat moving to clean itself. I’m amazed so I made a video of myself showing how it works (haha) It actually proves that I don’t use public toilets so it was like first time for me to see this.
Back on track, I slept for a while and now I’m alive and kicking again. Time to take some great photos, the mountains are pretty steep and huge. I’ve never seen this when we were going to Vienna.
Few more hours to go and we will arrive in Belgium, it’s a long one but I hope there would be no hindrance to our smooth trip. For a while now we didn’t experience any traffic on the road. It was smooth all the way.
I think everyone travels with their special buddy. In our case (hubby and me) we always try to bring one of our babies with us (if there’s a space haha) Normally when we are on Europe road trip it’s easy to bring one of our plushies but when it comes to international flights or travels by plane we prefer not to bring one.
Thanks to Pachimari our journey was joyful, she is our little entertainer for the day. Watch me do the whip and nae nae with her on the video haha!
The Best Views of Europe Road Trip
I could say winter road trip is the best of all road trips ever. Why? simply because of its contagious and majestic picturesque views that are undeniably dazzling.
We usually do road trips in summer, spring, and autumn but rarely winter. I guess we’ll do a lot more in the future.
I saw this village on the way, and it was a rare gem to take a beautiful shot on this. Asked hubby (my partner) to open the car’s window and I took some photos of it. Winter effect was surely there, it looks like that alluring cinderella castle.
8 hours now on the road, and yes finally (no we’re not yet home) It’s the sun! after a long drive, I have seen the sun rays coming out. The blue sky and those normal clouds. Yuppie! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” (just got that lyrics from a song.
We continued our jaunt until suddenly it became directly dark all over the place. It was weird at first cause normally the sun sets before 4:30 pm when it winter but today it was a bit late.
The sky became dark and problems on the road came to annoy us as well. There were tons of deviation signs (meaning loads of work on the road)
It was 10:00 pm in the evening and we’re still juggling on the road. We send a message to our parents not to pass by cause it’s too late already and still deviations on the road to make our trip longer.
Time check almost 2:00 am and we’re home safe. Thanks God we came home! I have to say that way the irritating road trip (last part) that I’ve ever experience.
Who doesn’t hate “Men at Work” sign? huh! So another tip for you guys out there wanting to do some Europe Road Trip take note: There are a lot of roads in construction especially in Germany.
You have to foresee that on your GPS or other gadgets. Luckily we always bring one with us, so it saved our day!
Thank you for bearing with me and Happy Valentine’s to everyone out there! See you again on my next blog post!
12 hours Europe Road Trip Vienna to Brussels