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Published: February 28th 2005
Neues Rathaus at Marienplatz
Neues Rathaus and statue at Marienplatz in Munich
Just spent 3 nights in Munich and it wasn’t enough. What a fun town. There is so much to see and do. We (did I mention Claude is here? YAY!) managed to pack in a lot of sightseeing during our short stay.
We visited Nymphenburg Palace where the Wittelsbach family spent their summers. There is a canal that divides the boulevard leading to the palace and there were people actually curling on it.
Of course we also took in the Glockenspiel “show” at the Neues Rathaus (New City Hall) at Marienplatz. Every day at 11AM this glockenspiel performs a tournament story where the figures parade, joust and dance.
The highlight was a walking tour of the Altstadt (Old City) where the guide showed us lots of historical sights, shopping, parks and of course beer halls.
No trip to Munich would be complete without a visit to the beer halls. Our favourite was the Weisses Bräuhaus where we had lunch and some pints and chatted with a 75 year old local who was extremely entertaining. We finished it off at the famous Hofbräuhaus where they serve a masse (1 litre) of beer, and have an oompah band. Here
Snowy day at Nymphenberg Palace
we met a fun American couple in Munich on a delayed honeymoon. Perfect end to our stay
Rating for Munich: 10 Stars
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