Travel Blogs from Munich
... history are doomed to repeat it" or variously quoted as "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" from George Santayana. Some also attribute this quote to Winston Churchill, but he is not documented as having said it. Churchill was more concerned that the loss of the past would mean "the most thoughtless of ages. Every day headlines and short views" (House of Commons, 16 November 1948).
Sounds a bit like the age we live in?? (H)
With one day in the city and the accommodation position to resolve time was a bit tight. The hostel is associated with a “free” (pay what you think its worth) 4 hour sightseeing tour. Starting at 11am it does various sites and aims to show what its like being a local. Some history, some landmarks, some pickles, schnapps and a reasonable taster of the city. The commentary also explained about Bavarian statehood, the birth of the Nazi party but also strung together ...
... to prepare for my final marathon! That cannot be over soon enough!
I feel like I've spent every day somewhere different so I'll fire out some facts about Germany and Craotia for you. Here you go;
- Germany has over 300 kinds of bread.
- Germans answer the phone with their surname instead of “Hello.”
- Dogs are treated like kings. They can go anywhere. They even have ...
... a level of courage I frankly can't comprehend.)(Too bad other countries haven't managed to do the same... As our tour guide yesterday pointed out, how many memorials do you see in the US to the millions of Native Americans who died?)
Moving on to something lighter, after that we returned to Munich, caught dinner (both delicious and mystifying. I still haven't identified half of my dinner that night, but those bits ...
... which is a completely over the top Neo Gothic building that looks older than the Old Town Hall.Go figure.
As it was Sunday, everything was closed except the restaurants and … Churches! Munich has more amazing Cathedrals per square foot than anywhere else I know of and we saw at least 6 of them. All beautiful! We even sneaked in on a Mass for a few minutes, heard a couple of organs and a choir. All for free. Huzzah!
After a nap ...