Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Europe 2016: Day 6...Munich...

We woke up on Wednesday morning around 9:00 am.  I guess we needed to sleep in a bit!  We had originally planned on making Wednesday our day trip day, but since we slept in, we decided to make this our hanging around Munich day.

We got ready for the day and headed up for lattes.

Lattes and pastries are the perfect way to start the day!  I love how beautifully made the lattes are.

the streets around Munich

Wondering around Munich.  I love the green space that is outside the Dallmayr.

After breakfast we decided we would head to one of our favorite places, the Dallmayr.  I absolutely love this place!  It is a fancy deli/shop on the bottom and there is a restaurant on the second floor.  We visited on our last trip and had breakfast.  One thing that I really wanted to do was to get stuff for a picnic and then go to Englischer Garten to enjoy a picnic in the biergarten.  

Inside the Dallmayr

Delicious pastries

We picked up some meat and cheese and headed to the park.  Englischer Gartens is one of the largest parks in the world and is even larger than Central Park. We saw people running, walking, and enjoying their day.  I would have loved to have gone for a long run in the park.  There was a moment where I pictured Ken and me living in Munich and using the park.  I know it is stretch, but I can at least dream about it!

My favorite sign in the park.  Hold on to your children people.

Inside the park is a very large biergarten called the Chinese Tower biergarten.  You can bring your own food as long as you buy beer!

Stuffing my face with meet and cheese from the Dallmayr!

We had a great time having our little picnic and drinking beer.

It was a pretty chilly day, so the biergarten was not super busy.  I took a few pictures of the garten itself, even though it was basically empty.  I am sure it is a lot of fun on a beautiful sunny day!

Chinese Tower

Look at all of those tables!

After our picnic, we wandered around the park for a bit and eventually found ourselves at the bridge where you can watch a little urban surfing on the river that runs through the park.  It was very fun to watch.

Ken watching the surfers

There were a lot of guys and one girl.  This girl was just as good and even better than some of the guys.  It was really fun to watch.  

We made our way back to the Marienplatz and started to make our way to the Viktualienmarkt to check it out. This is an outdoor market with vendors and food stalls.  There is even a biergarten inside the market.  

The New Town hall with a looming storm

Naturally, we stopped in the biergarten for drinks.  Naturally.

It was perfect timing that we stopped for drinks because it started pooring!  Luckily, we were under a huge umbrella, but it was storming pretty hard.

It was pouring!

The funny thing was that people did not let it ruin their time.  They huddled under the umbrellas and kept drinking and smoking.

These guys were not letting a little rain ruin their day!

Happy and dry at the Viktualienmarkt!

Viktualienmarkt biergarten

The rain did not last very long, so we wandered around the rest of the market.

May Pole outside of the market

The six breweries of Munich

Some of the vendors

We made our way back to the Marienplatz and the day turned out to be beautiful!


The New Town Hall

We were in the mood for a snack so we found a place with outdoor seating that had dunkel.  Our favorite dunkel is at Augustiner, so we found an Augustiner with a patio.  

My delicious iced coffee with bourbon ice cream.  It was love at first sight.

It was getting closer to 5:00 and I really wanted to watch the 5:00 pm glockenspiel, so we decided to climb to the top of St. Peter's church so we could watch it from above and check out the views of the city.

Watching the jousting

The views were beautiful!

Munich from above

The view of the Viktualienmarkt from above

Having a fun day with this guy!

Next up, we stopped at Paulaner for beers.  It is vacation after all and we were in Munich!


The cute place where we stopped for beers

We slowly made our way back to our apartment and then went to dinner where I had an amazing schnitzel.  It came with fries and I soon learned that Germans eat their fries with a fork.  Yeah, I was a sloppy American using my fingers.  Oops.  After dinner it was back to our apartment for wine and a little German TV!

We had a very fun day all around Munich!

Cheers to an amazing day that was full of all the things we love!

Up Next, another day in Germany!

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