On The Way to Munich
Trip Start Jun 23, 2009
11Trip End Jul 08, 2009
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When we got to Munich we walked to our hotel and checked in. Noel had the smallest bathroom any of us had ever seen. It gave new meaning to the term Water Closet which is what they call the bathrooms throughout Europe. He had to slide the shower doors together in order to sit on the toilet with his legs on the outside of the doors
When we got back to the hotel we talked to a couple from Alaska who had won their trip a few weeks before they left. The hotel restaurant was very smokey, so we went to bed.
The next day we had breakfast and then left for sightseeing. We tried to get into the Asamkirche, a church that was under construction until October. We looked in the window and it looked great. Then we went to another church that we had to try several doors to get into it. It was breathtaking on the inside and had pink and green ceilings with gold trim. Words cannot describe the insides of the churches we saw. Next we went to a church with onion domes which had the devils footprint on the floor inside
Then it was time for our bike tour with Mike's Bike Tours. Our guide was Frankie who was originally from Hawaii. We went throughout Munich and saw nudists and surfers at English Gardens which is four times larger then Central Park, many nazi historical sites, and stopped for lunch at the second largest beer garden in Munich. When we got back we went to see the Residenz, the old palace of Bavarian royalty. The opulence was overwhelming. On the way back to the hotel there was a huge crack of thunder and lightning right over our heads, but it never did rain. We freshened up and went back out for dinner. On our way we stopped at another spectacular church and took more pictures. We had dinner at the Hofbrauhaus again and sat with a couple from Derry Ireland, Carol and Kevin. Carol was a mechanical engineer with red hair and they were on a city break for four days. They were very interesting and encouraged us to visit Ireland some day. She told us there is an Irish pub in every town, including Iraq. She said "where there's a will, there's a way." We walked eleven miles that day and also went on a four hour bike ride
The people in Munich seemed like a much younger crowd and were very hip. Their shoe shops were fantastic and had excellent prices. Unfortunately, I didn't have any space in my pack for new shoes. :( Munich is rated as one of the best places to live in Europe and we could understand why.
The next morning we checked out and headed to Cochem on the Mosel River.