MUNICH, Germany -- New arrivals stream off the trains in Munich. The migrants are registered, then they board buses to other parts of Germany, and as CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports, the flow has been relentless.
German officials say 20,000 migrants entered the country over the weekend, and another 2,500 were expected today to arrive Monday.
Hundreds arrived at the station in Munich to applause at the end of their long and dangerous journey, and the start of a new life. Considering what they've been through, some didn't quite know what to make of it all. But for others, the sense of relief was written all over their faces.
D'Agata says the train ride from Austria looked like a giant migrant slumber party; the exhaustion from weeks of sleeping on roadsides and in makeshift refugee camps and train stations had finally set in.
But most perked up as we got closer to Munich. Muhammad Zuhair, a legal advisor from Damascus told CBS News he'd take any job on offer, for now.
"We're looking for good life for our children, we want work," said Zuhair, one of the thousands of Syrian refugees amongst the migrant masses. "We don't want come here to only to ask to help us with money (sic). No, we come to here to help ourselves."
But the sheer volume of migrants pouring into Austria and Germany from neighboring Hungary has taken both countries by surprise.
Austria said it planned to end the emergency measures allowing thousands of refugees to cross over from Hungary freely.
A senior official in Germany said the race to find places for the migrants to stay was already pushing against their limits.
And, yet, at refugees camps in Hungary Monday morning, more migrants waited to board buses out of the country, fearful Germany's "open door" would soon be shut and they'd be turned away.
So where do you put 20,000 people, and counting? School gymnasiums, warehouses and fairgrounds for now, reports D'Agata.
German officials said they've begun training programs, too, giving migrants a bit of German language and some vocational skills to help get them started in their new lives.