Showing friends around München

Munich Travel Blog

 › entry 23 of 28 › view all entries
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.
PROST
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.

missandrea81 says:
It is, and everything is always better from up top, wouldn't you say? Climbing Alte Peter is also dirt cheap. Can't compare that to the Top of the Rock or Empire State. ;)
Posted on: May 01, 2014
fafafooooey says:
Ha! My Munich friends just took me on this same exact tour 2 weeks ago! From 9 am Frühschoppen at HB to climbing Alte Peter, around Marienplatz...I guess that's a pretty popular introduction. Loved it!
Posted on: Apr 30, 2014
missandrea81 says:
Well, Bill it's by darn time you wanna visit my neck of the woods. ;)
Posted on: Dec 04, 2009
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Ceiling of the Hofbräuhaus
Ceiling of the Hofbräuhaus
PROST
PROST
My friends enjoying a real Bavaria…
My friends enjoying a real Bavari…
Hofbräuhaus
Hofbräuhaus
Beer stein storage of the regulars
Beer stein storage of the regulars
Orlandohaus
Orlandohaus
Streets of Munich
Streets of Munich
St. Peters Church
St. Peter's Church
View from St. Peters church clock…
View from St. Peter's church cloc…
more views
more views
Munichs Dom
Munich's Dom
Rathaus, city hall
Rathaus, city hall
city hall and Marienplatz from the…
city hall and Marienplatz from th…
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
City hall
City hall
Glockenspiel
Glockenspiel
City hall, different angle
City hall, different angle
Walking down the Fußgängerzone
Walking down the Fußgängerzone
Dom towers
Dom towers
Fountain
Fountain
City gate
City gate
Plaque on the city gate
Plaque on the city gate
Stachus fountain
Stachus fountain
Stachus
Stachus
Walking back down Fußgängerzone
Walking back down Fußgängerzone
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
Munich
photo by: AleksandraEa