Munich – German Beer Capital and beautiful gate to the South

As you may have guessed, we went on another weekend trip this past weekend. This time we visited Munich. Munich, hosting the annual Wiesn, also known as Oktoberfest, is worldwide known for its beer culture. And I agree they have some great beer!
Though during the weekend we got to experience more than just a  Biergarden. The city has a vibrant feeling to itself.

Since we arrived later in the evening we did start our Munich weekend with a beer. In our case we went to Teegernseer Tal Bräuhaus. It’s in the heart of the city next to Marienplatz. The waiters wear Lederhosen and we even got so see a few women in Dirndl.  Overall a perfect place for a tourist.

The next morning we started our day with a breakfast at the Rischart. As I am a fan of sweets I had to have a Dampfnudel while in Munich and Rischart just seemed like the right place for it. When sitting at their upstairs Restaurant you have a great view towards the Marienplatz.

After a rich breakfast we started a 4 hour guided walking tour guiding us thru the city and its history. We went from Marienplatz, to Alter Peter to Viktualienmarkt and from there to Hofbräuhaus, Maximilanstraße and the Opera ending our tour at the Theatiner church.

Learning about how much of this city was destroyed and has been rebuilt the past decades was impressive. Especially seeing the Details that have been rebuild to make it look unique

For example a cannon ball was placed back in the structure of the St. Peter’s Church when rebuilding it, as it was there  prior to the war.

Following the tour we went for a stroll thru Englischer Garten, a park larger than Central Park in New York, where we could watch some people surf the Eisbach river wave.

We ended our day with a dinner at the Augustiner accompanied by some beer brewed according to the purity law.

Our next day started with a “Bavarian Breakfast”. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s Weißwurst, Brezel and beer. Believe me, it’s a filling breakfast or try it yourself when in Bavaria.

We spend a majority of that day inside the German Museum, trying out all the little experiments they had. While ending the day with a climb up Old Peter, the tower next to St. Peter’s Church. With the clear sky we could even take a glimpse at the Alps before leavig Munich and heading back to our new home near Frankfurt.


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