Munich, Germany

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Marienplatz, Munich, Germany. The architecture is wonderful.

Up about 5:30a.m., showered and dressed and packed for another day south through Munich and on to southern Germany.  Breakfast at the hotel was not too good. The potatoes and sausage were cold so ended up with cold granola cereal, orange juice, a small sweet roll and coffee. A nice sunny day. First stop for the day was Rothenburg at about 10:30a.m. for 2 hours.  Plenty of time to see inside this completely restored walled-city.  Shops and eateries of course catered to the tourist clientelle.  Snowballs, thin strips of dough rolled and pressed into baseball sized rounds and deep-fried with several different sweet coverings were a new treat for us.  We had the sugar and cinnamon.... mmmmm good.

Marienplatz, Munich, Germany. Looking up the tall clock tower.

At 12:30, we were back on the bus for Munich.  All the way without a potty stop. Bummer. Good thing we had one on the bus for emergencies. Marienplatz with it's new (150 year old) and old (600 year old) town halls was thrilling to see. The architecture was spendid. The use of statues and gargoyles was amazing. At 5pm daily the glokenspiel plays and the figures revolve and move.  Quite a sight to see.  It only happens three times a day at 11am, noon and 5pm.

Back on the bus and on towards Garmisch where we would spend the night.  On the way out of Munich we stopped for a quick picture stop at Nymphenburg Palace.

Dinner was at a local historic and very colorful place tonight, Gasthof Fraundofer.  It was an evening of singing, music, drink and food! 

Eric says:
I agree, Marienplatz was very impressive. Unfortunately, I wasn't around for the glokenspiel.
Posted on: Apr 27, 2006
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