On Saturday Maggie and I woke up early and caught the train to Munich. Munich is the home of the famous Octoberfest and is also the largest city in the Bavaria region. Like Nuremberg, Munich was full of brilliant historic churches and buildings. We wandered in and out of many of these before climbing to the top of St. Peter’s Church for a bird’s eye view.
We walked through the Victorian Markets and there I had an authentic Munich beer in a one-liter glass mug, just as you see at Oktoberfest. Maggie and I split a huge pretzel and sat down at one of the long picnic tables. As it turns out, the two fellows sitting next to us happened to be an American visiting his German friend. The four of us exchanged our travel stories and how we met our international friends. We also had a great chat about America and Germany relations.
Later, Maggie and I caught the tram to the English Gardens which is a beautiful park full of locals and tourists alike. We walked barefoot through the green grass before having a drink at the famous garden inside the park.
After finishing our drinks we had just enough time to catch a ride back into town so we could visit Maggie’s friend at a local restaurant where she worked. I tried spaetzel for my meal and had zero complaints.
We hung out at this place for quite a while. I lost myself in the guitar pickers’ music while Maggie and Suzie spoke rapid German.
Overall I enjoyed my visit to Munich, though it was much more touristy than Nuremberg. Still, it would be a great place to spend a few days strolling around.
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