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... times. So we vowed that someday soon we'd return to Germany, and see Munich.
However, even after all that, we still nearly missed Munich. Our flight from Seattle to Philadelphia yesterday was delayed 90 minutes, making our Philadelphia to Munich connection a mere 25 minutes. US Airways had rebooked us on a later flight, arriving at 4pm instead of 8am- obviously we said hells no to that. We told them that we will RUN and we will MAKE THAT CONNECTION! So ...
... beer; but unlike at Thieresenwiese, there were far fewer tourists and far more families--less frat-house and more Opa's-house, which we rather liked. We sat with yet another group of Germans who spent the majority of the conversation who to convince us that Bavaria was the best part of Germany. After Justin's litre and Christina's modest half-litre of beer, we continued out tour. The English Garden is a large park like High Park--except that this German park was filled to the ...
... The New Town Hall was the first to make us gasp in awe as it dominates Marienplatz. Built from 1867 until 1908, this building survived the bombs. 40 statues decorate the building and it is famous for it's glockenspiel which "jousts" daily. The ornate structure, immense size and towers are just too much to describe and I sincerely hope I can post some photos of this even if it means waiting till I get home. We took a lift ...
... of the camp. We saw the barracks, the intake room, and every other part of the prisoner section of the camp including the courtyard, "neutral zones", and the guard towers around the camp. At the end of the tour, we were able to see the crematorium, and gas chamber used to either cremate the bodies or deceased prisoners who died at the camp, or, in the case of the gas chamber, the room where many prisoners were executed when decided upon by the Nazis.
... full menus of cocktails and mixed drinks similar to what one
finds in the U.S., which is pretty unusual in other countries. And apparently
since it is the biggest market in Europe, prices of booze in stores in Germany
are very reasonable. We found large
selections of nice wines, for instance, for 5 dollars or so a bottle.
Germany’s alcoholic products are just OK. The country
famously has a law restricting beer ingredients to only water, malted ...