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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 27th 2014

Die Reiseroute für diesen Wochenendausflug ist ganz einfach. Heute am späten Nachmittag mit dem Auto von München über Garmisch-Partenkirchen nach Innsbruck. Morgen dann Innsbruck ansehen. Am Sonntag über Hall und die Inntalautobahn wieder zurück.... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 25th 2014

We made it....our luggage did not.... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 15th 2014

Heute bin ich also von Ljubljana nach München gefahren. Ich habe zuvor im Hotel gut gefrühstückt und bin dann für 3 Euro mit dem Taxi zum Bahnhof gefahren. Ticket hatte ich schon zwei Tage zuvor gekauft. Dann kurz nach 09:00 in den direkten Eurocity. Die Fahrt voellig problemlos und um etwa 15:30 Ankunft in München Ost. Heute habe ich keine Fotos gemacht und wegen immer noch vorhandener Internetprobleme in meiner Wohnung kann ich auch die der zwei Tage zuvor immer noch nicht hochladen. Meine Reise ist damit beendet.... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 15th 2014

Die eine Reise ist beendet, aber die naechsten sind schon geplant. So moechte ich naechstes Jahr meinen großen Urlaub in Italien und Tunesien verbringen. Und irgendwann in den naechsten Jahren moechte ich auch mit der Transsibirischen Eisenbahn nach Fernost fahren. Dazu kommen evtl. Kurztrips nach Innsbruck, Triest, Zürich oder an den Gardasee. Vielleicht mache ich dann wieder einen Blog. Also bis zum naechsten Mal.... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 15th 2014

We are obviously not big city people. If we had to live in a city both of us agree it would have been Portland, Oregon. But now that we have seen Munich, Portland has to step aside. Munich is a wonderful city. It is clean, has lots of parks, a wonderful river, lots of arts and museums, a sense of pride, great food, and of course the beer. But that is not to say there are no rules. The other day Jerry tried to order potato salad with his schnitzel. Oh no, that was not allowed, those two do not go together. Then today he thought it would be nice to mow the lawn for the owners. He got about three swipes mowed when a neighbor came over shaking her finger at him. No lawn mowing ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 14th 2014

Today is a big day in the city. It is the celebration of the birthday of Munich! Before heading to the main town square to take in the festivities we went to the Deutsches Museum. This museum is on the scale with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. It traces the evolution of science and technology. There are three branches but after six hours we had only touched the surface of one branch. We saw engines, airplanes, rockets, electrical exhibits, nuclear exhibits, nanotechnology exhibits, marine exhibits, and a massive mining exhibit. The extent of detail that went into all that we saw is incredible. But no pictures are allowed to be placed on the internet. After viewing all the mind boggling displays and exhibits we were ready for some fun. The Munich Birthday Party was in ... read more
Weather Tower of Deutsches Museum
Weather Tower
View from observation deck of museum

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 13th 2014

Jerry went off on his own little adventure this morning. He visited the BMW motorcycle showroom. They are made right here in Munich. He felt like a kid in a candy store. There were three floors of motorcycles on display. He had a great time looking them all over. I am a little surprised that he came home by way of the subway and bus. I half expected to hear him drive up with a new motorcycle. But even though he didn't buy he sure had fun window shopping. When he got home we hopped on the bicycles and headed out of town to the south of Munich. The bike paths along the river are beautiful. The river is clean and pretty and the trees along the river are beautiful. And much to our surprise there ... read more
The beautiful isar River
A rest along the Isar River
Floating Party Barge

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 12th 2014

The weather forecast was for thunderstorms (which never materialized) so we chose to use the public transportation system again today to do further exploration of the city. We feel pretty proud of ourselves for figuring out the system (more or less) in such a timely manner. Usually the last day or two in a place is when we finally get it! Our destination --Nymphenburg Palace--not the interior just the outside grounds. We certainly were not expecting what we found. The grounds are enormous--one square mile--with a bathhouse, pagoda, temple gazebo, canals, waterfalls, two lakes, swans, flower gardens, statues, and walking trails through the woods. We spent half the day here wandering around. The Palace was built in 1662 as a summer get away from Munich. The Wittelsbach family still live in one wing of the palace. ... read more
The Temple Gazebo on one of the lakes
Swan family
Statues by waterfall and pond

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 11th 2014

Today we explored the city by public transportation. We have passes for the whole week so we decided to see how they worked. We figured out how to get back to the train station for when we leave town, we figured out how to get to the center of town, and most importantly we figured out how to get back home. We rode the buses and the subway, the trams will have to wait for another day. The public transportation system in this city is remarakable. It covers a vast area and is quick and efficient. And we never even got lost. While in the town center we went up in the tower of The Old Town Hall. There is a law in Munich that no buildings can be built taller than the church towers. So ... read more
Another view of the city
Looking down into the courtyard
Inside doors of The Old Town Hall

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 10th 2014

We explored parts of Munich by bicycle today. The owners of the house we are staying in have really nice bikes but then most of Munich own great bikes. They have wonderful bike paths and lanes all over town. But you must be careful and signal to the other riders just like when driving a car. And stay in your lane or you might have a head on collision. First stop was Marienplatz, the town square which had a crowd of people waiting for the 11:00 Glockenspiel chime. While waiting for that chime we went into St Peter's Church which is the oldest church in Munich. It was heavily damaged in the war but through a large donation from one of the beer companies in town and other private donations the church was restored . Next ... read more
Inside St. Peter's Church
Munich Maypole
Beerstand in the market

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