I am in love. I love Germany, I love Bavaria, I love Munich. “Far Away Friday” in this great city.
Bavaria stole my heart. I wrote in four other parts;Dachau, Rothernburg ob der Tabuer, Wieskirche and Neuschwanstein. This was one of those MEGASTOPS that will remain with me forever.
While the countryside of Bavaria was fairy tale and peaceful, I found Munich to be energetic, historical and a whole lot of fun.
Here are a few sights that i took in.
Great mixture of old and new. Beautiful churches with amazing craftsmanship.
Munich is a fun place to walk around and see ‘stuff.” Great parks, A mix of old and new. Castles, gardens, parks and squares.
Interesting things that I see while zooming around this planet. Yes, it is touristy sight, but I am a tourist, Duh! And w ho doesn’t have this on their bucket list?
One of the places that represent this city has to be the Glockenspiel in the tower/balcony of the Neues Rathaus. It is in the Marienplatz Square. Since 1908 people have been gathering for the 12 minute scene. 32 figurines that represent stories from Munich’s history, revolve on two levels. Cooper’s dancers, an angel of peace and the city coat of arms. Right on!
You can go to top of tower and see city sights. On the day that I visited there was construction and I missed out. I really want to do this and hope I get another chance.
Not pictured is some pretty cool shopping nearby. I didn’t do because I got a bit thirsty. Which brings me to the beer. Born in Milwaukee and raised in Wisconsin. The largest German population in the U.S.A., there is a little bit of beer, and a whole lot of party. Munich had that familiar spark.
Nearby there is a market not to be missed. Oddly, I must have deleted my photos from the market area. Viktualienmarkt (a farmers’ market.) Picture fresh fruits, vegetables, sausage, cheeses and yep beer under beautiful oak trees. Speaking of beer.
This is the real deal. Not a beer drinker? This location offers a fantastic lunch stop in a beautiful courtyard. You can wander around inside and buy some goods. Music plays on a stage indoors. Great menu in a fantastic setting. 5 MEGastars for this place!
My favorite meal in Munich was a completely unexpected find. I peeked into the door of a recommended German restaurant, I just wasn’t feeling it, and decided to walk up the street to a flea market that I had noticed on the drive in.
I found this neighborhood park. Apparently, it was beer o’clock here.
I wonder if this man saw my “secret” snap. I was trying to be polite.
I found a full on neighborhood shindig in this lil park. There was a band, food carts, people joining in the music and more beer. I ate the BEST food here. There were about 5 carts with different foods and a bakery cart. Wish I had more snaps to share.
The food was not a mutant hybrid.
I may have had some fun here. Seems I stayed past dark.I took some blurry photos
Great sites, great walks, great markets, great beer, great friends. What more could a girl ask for? I have put Oktoberfest onto my bucket list and hope that I can spend a bit more time in Magnificent Munich!
I love Germany and it loved me!
And I always try to find a cool toilet. Outside of that beer garden cause when ya gotta-ya gotta go. Bring your € !
Some quirky photos are on https://instagram.com/kickingthebucketlistwithmeg/
- Spend more than a few days in this fine city.
- I stayed in a few Munich locations. I loved Marriott Residence Inn Munich East. In the Haidhausen District. Just steps away from The Munich Ostbenhauf (train station) and just 7 minutes to downtown. I had a car and there was underground parking. An amazing breakfast buffet. Super clean-modern rooms and outdoor seating. A 25 minute drive to the airport and near that fun park. This was one of my favorite stays
- There are many great restaurants nearby. I loved that park. I also ate at L’ANGOLO DELLA PIZZA – Ristorante, Bar & Holzofen-Pizzeria. You need reservations but they let me have someone else’s spot as they were late. Oops, sorry, their loss.