September 27th, 2009 – by: missandrea81
Ceiling of the Hofbräuhaus
My friends and ex-neighbors Cindy (moonspdr) and Dave were flying into Munich International Airport early in the morning. I had been to a wedding the night before and didn't get home until after midnight. Getting up and getting ready was tough, but the minute I made it out of the house and the sun came out made it all worth it. I had a few things planned for today which all needed nice weather.
So I got to the airport a little late, even though I was pushing the car to its limit. I had the governor kick in a couple of times telling me that 190km/h was really fast enough. Silly American car. ;) My friends were already waiting for me and we were all so happy to see each other again.
They hadn't had breakfast yet and neither had I. So I suggested we go and get an authentic German breakfast.
I took them to THE Hofbräuhaus
and we ordered some 1 liter beers.
One for us ladies together and one for the man by himself. haha (Thank god it was just Radler - Beer/Helles with German Lemonade). It was now 9:00 am. When we wanted to order food we found out that the only thing they were serving this early in the morning was Weisswurst - white sausage which is boiled in water. You must peel it before eating it and preferably have some Bavarian mustard with it. Silly me - forgot to take a picture. There were real Bavarian Brezen as well. That's pretzels, but not the kind you get at the mall in the States. These are MUCH better. Sorry. ;)
After our early Frühschoppen (German guys get together on Sundays for "breakfast" involving beer - of course) breakfast we went for a stroll up and down the Fußgängerzone
(pedestrian area) which starts at Marienplatz
and ends at the Stachus
My friends enjoying a real Bavarian breakfast... yes it was 9 am. LOL
It's lined with stores, restaurants and other brewery restaurants like THE Hofbräuhaus
. We climbed the Alte Peter
tower of St. Peter's cathedral
which is located on the southern side of Marienplatz
, across city hall. It costs 1.50 Euro to climb it. The stairs are steep and narrow at some spots but the view from the top is soooo worth it. The weather turned out to be just as gorgeous as it promised to be in the early morning hours.
We went back to THE Hofbräuhaus
for lunch (which I also didn't photograph - shame on me). Now we were ready to head to our next destination.