Travel Blogs from Munich
We got up to light rain and made our way to the Munich Residenz- It was a moated castle built in 1385 and on where the until 1918 it was the home of the Wittlesbach family who ruled Bavaria. We toured the many rooms of the now palace are mostly restored as they were devastated by the allies during WW2. There was a fabuous Chapel in the Residenz …
Drove 375+ km today from Heidelberg to Munich- . It took a bit of JIMGPS to find the right turn into Munich as they have quite a large ring road setup and the Michelin guidance we were using had some incorrect exits on it; good thing to have some intuition when driving in new European places! There were some normal German road works happening, but …
... would exceed the weight of
the baggage one is already carrying. And speaking of carrying things, we could
not resist going a little wild in the Chouf Shop, a store carrying an amazing
array of products featuring the cute elves that are the mascots of the Chouf
brewery across the street. We even broke down and bought Chouf glasses for our
Mt. Hood cabin – hoping they don’t have their own breakdown on the long trip
Cheers! (and prost! And santé!)
... Munich people a bit stand-offish! Our plans are to hit the hotel, relax for a while and then, hit the Hoffbrahaus!!!
We did just that. Hoffbrahaus was truly only 10 minutes away from our hotel. Nice, but chilly walk. We were here 40 years ago, but it was a bit more rustic and less commercialized. But it was still the Hoffbrahaus in Munich, Germany. As usual, they had an "oompa band" playing great German and Bavarian songs, and ...
... hours so Pete did get to sleep, though not under his hat, it was banished until Krakow.
Our friend Liz met us at Munich airport, she and I had similar jobs in Singapore and we’ve been friends since then, now living in Munich so it was a good chance to get together for a few hours. Oktoberfest started this weekend so we spent maybe an hour wandering around this huge area with tens of thousands of visitors just milling around ...