Ever had a problem with religion; especially the Christian one and wanted to relieve yourself? The solution to your problems, as often, can be found in Brussels where you can pee against the church St. Catherine.
Pictures thanks to Chouzbek
Funny similarity with some branches of the above mentioned religion: it is for men only.
A mon avis les pissoirs publiques, peu importe contre quel bâtiment, sont dégueulasse.
If ever you came to associate Germany with Lederhosen, Blasmusik und Würstchen*; please go to Munich. It’s of course all stereotypes – and it’s all true.
A part from this, Munich is very beautiful, very closed on Sundays (don’t plan shopping) and very German: People will ask you if the four places around you are free before sitting and to transport the second dog on the metro, you need to buy a children ticket.
It has some beautiful museums of which I could visit only two – the Royal palace and the Neue Pinakothek (modern art), a lot of really good food and many more attractions worth visiting. Next time I have to come for longer. Jawohl!
* leather trousers, brass music and sausages
Afterthought N°1: It was a rather strange choice of the three French friends I visited the city with to spontaneously elect me as leader of our little group even though I kept on insisting that my knowledge of the city was exactly zero. “Mais tu es allemande”,is not a reason.
Afterthought N°2: I really liked the Hofbräuhaus. It is a stereotype brought alive but the food is really good and not expensive. For the drinks it is important to know that a pint is the smallest you can order; but only women and foreigners don’t look ridiculous doing so.
Afterthought N°3: I didn”t even mind the Bavarian music; at least for a while. It just fits within the overall atmosphere. Weird but somehow appropriate.
I’m missing it for the third year in a row but for those with an interest in history or a particular taste for men in uniform, the battle of Waterloo is re-enacted the coming weekend in, guess where, Waterloo.
In Brussels, it is always worth looking left and right, up and down. Once in a while, you then discover little jewels among the concrete of the 70’s and 80’s like this very old door on avenu Charleroi. As you can see from the stone frame around, the rest of the building is probably not even half as old.