Munich Love Affair

If you appreciate nature, you will appreciate Englischer Garten in Munich.  There are small rivers running through, lots of open space to fly a kite, watch some locals surf on the man-made waves, or play soccer.  Perhaps you want to take a romantic walk with your significant other?  It’s a truly perfect place to spend an afternoon or day.

Walk in the park.

Walk in the park.

Of course, while you wander through the park you can work up quite an appetite.  It’s a good thing there is a beer garden in the park!  The pretzel is as big as a dinner plate.  The glass of beer looks like a pitcher of beer.  The main meal is a big hunk of meat and mashed potatoes.  A hearty meal that is good on the wallet.

Giant pretzel and beer.

Giant pretzel and beer.

Hearty lunch

Hearty lunch

As you walk through the streets in Munich, you can come across some interesting fountains, structures and statues.  I have always loved looking up countries on maps and in atlases.  To come across a fountain that contained a globe within was beautiful.  The best part of exploring a new city is finding gems that are not on every tourists “to see” list.

Globe on the street.

Globe on the street.

Munich Residenz (the hall of antiquities).  A beautiful large room with paintings all over the high ceilings.  This was a dramatic room to walk through.  The sunlight seeping through the large windows through the entire hall.  You could feel the history in this room.

A hall of history.

A hall of history.

Munich was one of my favourite cities to visit.  It felt like home (perhaps it’s because of my German heritage).  Even though my German is far from fluency, I felt as though I could move there in an instant.

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