Note: This post was not sponsored by any of the businesses mentioned. These are my own thoughts. Also, this post was uploaded while backpacking via my ipad. Please excuse the picture quality.
Welcome to Munich, Germany. This is my first time in this city. I cannot tell you how many times I have said to Mike “I always thought Busch Gardens was just exaggerating! I had no clue they really had ______.” All day long I ran into something else that was so totally German, it was terrific.
We got here last night around 9pm. Sadly, the information office that we rely heavily on when traveling was already closed. Luckily though, before we left Salzburg I was googling the hotel and purposefully left the site open to their directions page (and the iPad turned on)… Pretty sure I will remember to do that in the future for other places.
Anyway, when we got into the city we had no clue where to go. I knew the hotel was close (walking distance) from the train station. But rule number one when traveling in europe: when a European tells you it is a 10 minute walk, it is probably more like 20. (Unless that European is my Swiss uncle, then it is more like 2 hours!)
When we found our way to the hotel (Hotel Monaco) I think we were both pretty excited. The lovely owner met us at the reception desk. She was so nice and welcoming! When she heard we didn’t have a tour book she gave us one to borrow for the few days we would be here!After days of traveling it was wonderful to be greeted and feel “home” at Hotel Monaco. Our room is ginormous and luxurious compared to everything else we have stayed in on this trip! And the breakfast spread… Oh. Em. Geeee! It was amazing. Meats, cheeses, homemade pound cakes, bread, fruit, yogurt, juices, teas, and coffee! It is sadly not included in the cost of the room, but it was so good I didn’t mind paying for it.
We lucked out because when we got to the bottom of the tower and into the Marienplatz it was 11am, one of the two or three times a day that the glockenspiel plays it’s show of figurines dancing around the clock.
We walked, and walked, and walked (only to learn later that we went probably 5 kilometers) until we reached the Seehaus, an outdoor beer garden right by the lake. Mike decided to eat his second lunch and I decided to go all out German and get my giant beer and giant pretzel! The girl who has had no bad carbs for the past couple of months decided she was going to go on a no carb left behind adventure! And so behind the photos of the experience….
Super happy about everything!
Working my way through both of the….
All done! And started to feel it! For the record, I didn’t eat the whole pretzel. I gave a little less than half of it to a hungry homeless guy who surprisingly could speak decent english…
Oh! And mike finally bought inserts for his crappy shoes! Hooray! We can walk even more now! 🙂
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