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Munich Part Two: Falling in Love with a City

When James received his orders for Germany I was ecstatic. I mean really we get to live overseas in Europe for three years. Who wouldn’t love that? Everything is a stone’s through away from us. As a whole I have fallen in love with Germany. I expected my love of this beautiful country to simply be for its proximity to other countries, hello France!!! Germany was never high up on my must see places in the world. I am here to tell you, if Germany is not high on your travel list, change it NOW!!! Like right now, I will wait… We good? I am crazy for not thinking of Germany in the same league of as the other great European destinations. We fell so in love with Munich, we are already planning another trip before the summer hits.

Is Munich beautiful?

Yes.

Does Munich have culture?

Yes, museums are everywhere you turn.

Shopping?

Like you would not believe.

Romance?

A swooning heart full of yeses.

Most importantly is it unique?

Without a doubt.

Though my travel is light, I can say without a doubt, there is no place like Munich on the earth. You must see it when you come to Europe. Spare a few days for this beautiful city and you will not regret it.

Now then, for the best stuff, pictures!!!

I will be forth coming now there are TONS…

Hilton Munich Park

This hotel was wonderful. On the edges of Englischer Garten, you couldn’t ask for a better view or a better way to reach the sights of Munich.

My full review of the hotel can be seen here, at TripAdvisor.

Englischer Garten, is without a doubt one of the most beautiful sights we saw in Munich. Covered in the snow, it had such a mystical beauty to it. Even in the middle of winter, the landscaping took my breath away.

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Where the tranquility of the park meets the hustle and bustle of the city, was the number one thing in Munich I had to see for myself…

Surfers in the Eisbach

The first day we were there it was 30 degrees and the second day was 25. In other words I realistically shouldn’t have been holding out so much hope to find anyone out surfing. Thankfully by the sheer power of my hope, ok probably more likely these guys just love to surf even when there is snow on the ground, people were out enjoying the waves both days.

If you find yourself in Munich, make it a point to see this. It is so phenomenal.

The waves that are created from under the bridge.

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I don’t know who is more crazy: them in the freezing water surfing or those of us standing on the bridge above taking photos of them?

Of course a trip to Munich wouldn’t be complete without stopping at the famous Hofbräuhaus, said to be the largest tourist attraction in the city. The original structure was built in 1589, but after the war only the first floor remained. The rebuilding took until 1958. Hofbräuhaus though the most touristy, is credited as having the most authentic experience in Germany. Though Oktoberfest will be a must this year, this was a wonderful experience. The food was so delicious, which explains why among the tourist, locals were abound as well.

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The original Hofbräuhaus beer.

Roast pork and bierbratl (pork belly).

With full bellies we set out to take in some of the beautiful sights in historic Munich.

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After taking in all the beauty of Munich, we headed back to our hotel and enjoyed the most yummy drinks in the bar before a late dinner in the room with a movie.

Walking the city of Munich was such a blast. It is impossible not to fall in love with the city.

Come back in a few days see how we spent the following morning in Munich before heading home.

Happy travels!!!

Melanie

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