Tuesday Nov 23
We arrived in Munich, Germany at 6:30am. It was a cold morning and drizzling just a little. We bought a 1-day Partner Pass for the train at a cost of 9,40 euro. This was a good value because we could both use the pass for an entire day.
We found our way to the hotel, but our room wasn’t ready, so we left our bags and went exploring. The hotel was very easy to find. Just a two minute walk from a U-Bahn stop.
We decided to explore the Marienplatz area today. Just a few minutes on the train and we were there. It seems to be very easy to get around Munich. The U-Bahn is much like the Metro in Rome. Cheap, efficient and takes you just about anywhere in the city.
The Marienplatz area was great! There were beautiful old buildings and fabulous bakeries all over. I’ve never seen so many beautiful breads and pastries and chocolate candy! There were also many sandwich shops with more kinds of sausage than I knew existed. The area was bustling with preparations for the Christmas Markets. One thing that was very visible…Munich is VERY CLEAN!
We went back to our room with a pastry and pretzel. Can you say YUMMY?!!
Eating a pretzel in Munich is an experience. The pretzels are very fresh and very big. They slice them in half and spread soft creamy butter all over. You are then handed a warm buttered pretzel. They were so good I had one every day. I love Munich!
We stayed at the GHotel. It’s a hotel that also has small apartments. Our apartment was clean and modern. We took a two hour nap and again headed out to explore.
We decided to go to the Hofbrauhaus for dinner. We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Marc had pigs knuckle and I had chicken. My chicken was really good. I tried Marc’s pigs knuckle…it was interesting. Not what I would choose, but I liked it. We had a good time listening to the Oompah band. There were lots of couples dancing in the aisles. There also was a young girl walking around selling pretzels and gingerbread cookies. And there was beer…lots of beer! It would be very hard to go to the Hofbrauhaus and not have a good time.
It was a good day.