Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Munich

So, while we travel for hours to get back to our home, here are the photos we took in Munich. First, I have to tell you though, that we had a great time in Munich because of my friends on Facebook. I didn't look anything up for the city, because we only had about two hours of free time. I posted something on Facebook asking friends what to see, and their suggestions made for a lovely bit of free time seeing the highlights of this great city. I have to say I enjoyed the city very much. Here you go:

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The "free stuff" on the train.

We thought this was sort of random. When we boarded the train from Vienna to Munich, we were issued some orange juice and a Kit Kat. Random, yes, but we took it! This reminds me of our flight to Vienna as well - an 8pm flight from Amsterdam to Vienna - the "snack" they wanted to hand out to each passenger was a chicken sandwich! We passed - again, seemed a bit random.

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It was a four hour train ride. 

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When we arrived, we caught a cab with the crankiest guy in Munich.
And we went to sleep!

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A department store decked out for spring.

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The old church in Munich, undergoing renovation.

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A bronze city model, church front and center. 

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The glockenspiel!

A real highlight, and oh so German, the glockenspiel plays three times a day. We caught it at lunch, eating at the Marineplatz for this purpose. I took video, but it's too long to upload...

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The royal couple

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The clock.

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The tip-top!

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The cuckoo.

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One knight wins.

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The dancers.

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A beer at the Hofbrauhaus, the most famous Munich Beer Garden.

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Check out the guys in traditional garb...lederhosen included.

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There are some tables reserved for the regulars - Stammtisches

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The stein vault - for the regulars.

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Where the Bavarian band plays. They were on break.

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The fresh food/flower/meat, etc market.

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With a beer garden in the middle.

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I took this for my dad - Dad, look at all the cheese!!!

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Finally, dinner at another beer garden - Hacker Pschorr

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Beautiful city, so glad we got to experience it for a little bit. Please pray for our safe travel back today. We look forward to being home. Ahhhh...

See you soon.

3 comments:

  1. Great pictures. Safe travels loved ones!!

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  2. Wow, your trip with the train and description of your travels with the pictures are something to see and enjoy. I have traveled to many countries and wish I had cataloged some of my experiences as you have done. It will be such a memory for you and Sam to share for many years to come

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