Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Munich

Once we were filled with Beer from Oktoberfest main grounds we headed into town.
Again I was totally awe-struck by, well pretty much everything. Above is the town hall. Although it looks old it was built in the last 100 years.


We took a guided walking tour of the city to get an intro to the sights. Although we did learn a bunch both Ashley and I found the information pretty mediocre. Considering we spent €12 each most likely with our guide book in hand we could have learned as much if not more about the various sights. C'est la vie.

One of the first stops was the big church which was constructed in a mere 20 years. This is primarily due to the simple design and brick and mortar materials. A handful of other sites below:



Above is the English Gardens, the biggest public park in the city, and actually one of the biggest urban parks in the world. A handful of nude sun bathers were out, but figured I'd keep the blog rated G and not snap a picture.

A man made waterfall (by lowering the bottom of the river after the fall) is just one of the many stops in the park.
Surfing is the other. The wave is created by a man made concrete section of the river. The surfing community petitioned to allow them to use it. Just in the past year the government allowed people to surf at their own risk. Canadian government would never allow this and claim "Liability!" all over the place. Germans are less up-tight then us Canadians? ouch!

The Hofbrauhaus was a fun stop. We didn't stay since we had our fill of beer halls in Oktoberfest.

The tour ended back were we started in the heart of Munich. That gold statue is the very center of the city. With sore feet we sat and had a quick snack before heading back to the hotel to rest.

3 comments:

  1. Our tour took us to the Hofbrauhaus, although we (Darlene, Your Mom and I) didn't go. Many of our tour members did go and said they had a wonderful time.

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  2. I recognize some of those buildings! Looks like you are having a wonderful time.

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  3. Now I want to visit Germany. It looks beautiful.

    We found the same thing about guided tours -- most of them aren't worth the money if you already have a good guide book.

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