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MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Munich has cranked up a formidable administrative machine to meet a tidal wave of asylum seekers this morning, ferrying more than 10,000 exhausted people through its central station to shelter.

Local officials have been working across the weekend as train after train pulled in carrying people predominantly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq via Austria.

The new arrivals have been medically screened, fed, watered and counted out of sight of other passengers before being bussed to destinations around the city.

Correspondent Barbara Miller is in Munich and I spoke to her a short time ago.

Barbara, you're at Munich train station. What's happening there at the moment?

BARBARA MILLER: Well Michael, the migrants continue to arrive here in Munich. They're coming in from trains. Some say Budapest on them, some of these trains just coming from Austria.

Now some of them are being escorted straight onto other trains so cordons of police block their way. They're not allowed, I guess, to come into Munich but they're taken onto another train and the idea there is to distribute these asylum seekers onto other parts of Germany.

Some however do stay in Munich. Some are being given medical assistance. There are some tents and some health workers just outside the station. Some people are being given some help there. I saw one man for example badly limping, he was getting some care.

And then a group of people are being taken by bus as well onto various venues throughout the city and in and around Munich and they will be given what shelter they can be, emergency shelter there and they're processing, we assume, most of these people will try and apply for asylum, will be getting here in Munich.

But of course, authorities keen to distribute these many thousand migrants, an estimated 10,000 by the end of the day, throughout Germany so that Bavaria and Munich is not shouldered with the whole burden.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: So 10,000 coming in today. How long can they keep something like this going for?

BARBARA MILLER: Well, not very long I don't think. Both the German and Austrian leaders have signalled that this shouldn't set a precedent; this was an emergency measure. And in fact we've heard from the Austrian chancellor, Werner Faymann, he says he's held what he called intensive talks with his German and Austrian, German and Hungarian counterparts and he says that it is time to being phasing out this measure.

Now we also know that Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is under pressure from her sister party, the CSU, that's the party in power here in Bavaria, some of those senior politicians expressing anger and frustration that the chancellor agreed to this measure without consulting them.

She will also be under pressure to show that this really was an emergency measure but of course it begs the question what then happens to these thousands of people that are still making their way from Greece, up through Europe, up through Serbia, through Macedonia and still trying to get into Hungary.

And I guess unless EU-wide measures are introduced pretty quickly I think we're going to see those kind of log jam situations again at various points through this migratory process.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Well, precisely because the problems don't seem to be going away. If anything they seem to be getting worse.

BARBARA MILLER: Well, that's right. And EU ministers are going to talk about trying to identify what they say are safe countries where people, if they get to those countries, should make a claim for asylum if that is their intention.

Now there is some talk that Turkey might be put on that list. Now that of course would be very interesting because you have very large numbers, close to two million Syrians already in Turkey anyway and many of these people who are now coming to Europe have in fact spent time in Turkey.

So the EU clearly keen to get some kind of system going where people are processed further down the chain before they make their way as far up here as Germany for example.

But there are splits within the EU, for example, about those measures and about what to do with the many tens of thousands of people that are here already, countries like Germany pushing for some kind of mandatory quota system.

Other countries are holding out against that and some countries, for example Hungary, are saying they don't want Muslims. They want to select which migrants, which asylum seekers they take.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: And what's the public mood like in Germany? What sort of reception are these people getting once they get there?

BARBARA MILLER: Well today, over the past few hours I haven't seen the kind of, I guess, wild jubilant scenes that we saw over the weekend in Germany. Just about an hour or so ago a group, maybe 100, 150 asylum seekers came off the train there. They were one of those groups who were escorted onto another train.

There was clapping at the station, people waiting there for them. It was also really a sense of people just very curious, wanting to see this incredible phenomenon that was going on in their city.

There are people turning up, there are some turning up with some soft toys, some soft animal toys for children, and another women turning up saying she was qualified medically and could she help out.

So people are here, they are offering help and they are very curious. Certainly no hostile reaction that I have seen here.

Of course, we know that some of these asylum seekers have faced hostile reactions further down the track and indeed in Germany there has been some negative reaction from far right, from neo-Nazi groups to this mass arrival of people.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Correspondent Barbara Miller at Munich train station.