Ibis Muenchen Garching
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... steps where the song finishes and then went down to the fountain with a horse in the middle that Maria and the Von Trapp children dance around, next was the arbour that they run through and then the second fountain they dance around and finally some statues with their arms out that the children imitate. I got a photo of Anita imitating the statues.
Next we went to Makart Platz where the house the Mozart family lived in from when Wolfgang was 16 is ...
... we would actually “participate”.
Anyway, the trip to the Octoberfest grounds from our hotel turned out to be VERY easy. One block from the hotel we found the subway stairs, bought two tickets and were on the subway in a matter of minutes. Four stops later we found ourselves exiting with the masses and following the herd to the Octoberfest grounds. Not surprisingly, there was a large police presence everywhere.
As we crossed a bridge closed to ...
... somehow managed to find space on a table in the centre area of the hall, which was reserved from 3pm, but still gave us a good few hours at this spot! Once there, almost immediately we had a waitress appear, and we ordered our first steins! It was an incredible sight watching this German woman bringing back seven steins for the table in a matter of minutes, what a beer goddess! She should be made a saint. Next came the massive pretzel, freshly served by blokes ...
... that I should offer my services to help translate the menus so that the food sounds as palatable as it tastes, in exchange for room and board. Marie and I decide on currywurst - traditional Bavarian fare. I don't remember what my brother has ordered - but Jayne - after much laughing and joking - orders the 2 Pieces of Veal Balls - which were delicious!
With lunch out of the way, we take the s-bahn back to the hotel where we meet up ...
Today I started off with a free walking tour offered by my hostel, the guide was a nice Australian dude. We made our way to the center of town stopping at a couple churches along the way. I had not realized until today how much Munich was affected by the war, almost 85% of the city was bombed. Some of the buildings that were rebuilt they cheaped out on, instead of using actual bricks or columns, they painted it onto the walls, like a castle at ...