Munich Travel Blog› entry 4 of 7 › view all entries
March 28th, 2009 – by: lovely_lori88
The tour started in Marienplatz to watch the famous Glockenspiel clock which goes off at 11am. Which is apparently rated the 2nd most overrated tourist attraction in Europe after the famous clock in Prague that does the same thing haha.
The next stop on our tour was the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady). Matt told us the local legend about the devil and how he came to make a deal with the architect. I can't remember the exact story but the devil wanted it to be a very dark church with no windows and the architect agreed, but then a few years later when the devil came back he saw on the side of the church that it had a ton of windows. So the devil, all angry went to architect and said I get your soul or something along those lines because you didn't do what I said but the architect had tricked the devil because when you are at the front of the church looking in you cannot see the windows (well except the one at the very end but when origionally built, that window was not there).
We also learned about Hilter's famour beer hall putsch where Hitler went to a political meeting with a bunch of his supporters and took over. He had taken the 3 leaders who were an old army general and a police officer etc hostage and made them conform with Nazism and help Hitler with his march on Berlin much like Mussolini's march on Rome. But a night when Hitler left the 3 hostages kind of tricked the guy who was left in charge saying they wanted to go home and change into their old uniforms and come back for the march leaving in the morning.
We went to a lot of other places on the tour and of course we passed the Hofbrahaus and learnt that when it first opened women were not allowed inside. There also used to be no toilets but canals running under the tables that would then go into the street, how gross! Another thing that I found really cool about the tour was that we passed a whole bunch of monuments or tributes to jewish people and the jewish resistance that you wouldn't really know where a tribute and Matt pointed these all out to us which was really neat.
After the tour of course Matt and I went to the Hofbrahaus to have some lunch. We got some really nice traditional white veal sausage that came with sweet mustard and a pretzel and was only 4,90 euros. We were sitting with these two nice German guys who told us of a place to go tonight called Bank. It was funny when we were sitting with them I realised they had a really familiar stamp on their hand, the same one that I had on my hand, and turns out that they were at Milche last night too!
After we went back to the hostel and just hung out for a bit doing whatever. Had a few of the happy hour beers and chatted with Katie as she was working behind the bar tonight. She was really nice and gave us jagger bombs for free and did this really cool domino thing with them as well.
Apparently, as Matt tells me this...I was asleep and he was looking for the room key so he woke me up to ask me where it was and I woke up with a start and then just passed right out again without giving it to him. Obviously I don't remember this at all but Matt says it was really funny.
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