Back in Germany, well kind of…

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.


7 responses to “Munich

  1. Freut mich, dass dir München — trotz des schlechten Wetters — gefallen hat. Wie ich sehe, seid ihr doch noch auf den Alten Peter gestiegen 🙂

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  3. Schlechtes Wetter bin ich ja gewohnt – da wird halt von draussen auf drinnen umdisponiert. Und ja, den Sonntagmorgen sind wir noch auf den Alten Peter hoch. Die Aussicht war es echt wert!

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  4. If you associate Munich with typical Bavarian stereotypes, than you really haven’t been to the Bavarian countryside yet… 🙂

  5. You mean that it gets worse???

  6. Yes

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