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February 28th 2005
Published: February 28th 2005
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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
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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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The giant glockenspiel at the Neues Rathaus
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A man and his beer

Claude enjoying a masse (1 litre) of beer at the Hofbräuhaus.
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Nymphenberg Fresco

Frescos on the ceiling at Nymphenberg Palace
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Man Sculpture

Scupture in front of the art building at the university
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City Of Munich Emblem

The guy in the middle is a monk. The monks were the first to brew beer in Munich

28th February 2005

the Hofbräuhaus
I remember a visit to the Hofbräuhaus, 12 years ago on a backpacking trip. I got drunk with some people I met while traveling and we had an awesome time. Up until 11:30 PM, when they closed up! We were just getting primed! We might have gotten a little obnoxious, so they started shhhhh-ing us. So we shhhh'd them right back. That learned 'em. - Doug

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