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The famous Glockenspiel Clock
Finally today we got around to doing some stuff in Munich. Woke Matt up quite early which he was not too pleased about but didn't want him missing the free breakfast again and I did not want to miss this tour again. The tour started at 10:45 and there was quite a large group so that we got split into two groups. Our tour guide was also Matt and he was from California. Pretty nice guy who made us all feel like a team, the Munchen Maniacs in fact!

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.
Everyone is patiently waiting...
I mean the clock was alright but funny that soo many people gather there to watch it.

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).
I think this is the town hall?? May not be right though
So the devil was really angry and stamped his foot into the ground and left, and that foot print is still there to this day. Well actually the footprint is really the architects signature...haha it's just local legend!

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.
Frauenkirche
And the guy let them go and of course they never came back. Instead they alerted Berlin and all the authorities and a barracade was set up in Munich to stop Hitler. In the fight, 11 of his supporters, 4 police officers, and 1 innocent bystander lost their lives. Hitler fled but was later arrested and was sent to prison. This is where he wrote his book "Mein Kemphf" (sp?).

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.
The Devils Foot Print!


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.
You can't see any windows in the church (well except for the one at the end but it wasn't there when origionally built)
Around 10pm we set out for Bank which was a really cool bar and full of locals. We got some beers and got our asses handed to us in a game of foosball which was quite embarassing. For a late night drunken snack we went and got some delicious kebabs and then went back to the hostel to go to sleep.

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.
lovely_lori88 says:
hey dude it's not my fault you decided to stay out late! lol...and you could have just rang the bloody bell!!!!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2009
matthew says:
pfffft - I stood locked outside the hostel door trying to wake you up. Luckily someone else came into the room! Your ability to drunkenly search for a key, instantly fail and pass out in seconds was just unbelieveable! There's another one in Chiang Mai where I had to run through the bloody shrubs and bushes, climb up wall etc etc etc etc to get in! Next time we go anywhere - I'll look after the key haha
Posted on: Aug 31, 2009
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The famous Glockenspiel Clock
The famous Glockenspiel Clock
Everyone is patiently waiting...
Everyone is patiently waiting...
I think this is the town hall?? Ma…
I think this is the town hall?? M…
Frauenkirche
Frauenkirche
The Devils Foot Print!
The Devils Foot Print!
You cant see any windows in the c…
You can't see any windows in the …
I love Munich
I love Munich
This is a dedication to a Jewish f…
This is a dedication to a Jewish …
When you pass the Lions you rub th…
When you pass the Lions you rub t…
Matt getting some luck
Matt getting some luck
I hope to have good luck too!
I hope to have good luck too!
We took a quick peek at other part…
We took a quick peek at other par…
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