Ok, here we go! Picspam from Munich! Beware, there are LOTS of images after the jump!
Most of the photos are mine, some are taken by Johan or Tommy from our office. There are more photos on Flickr if you’re interested :)
Like I’ve said before, we had a really great time. Walking around in Munich is like walking through a fairytale, there are towers and gargoyles and old gothic fonts everywhere! :love:
It’s such a beautiful city, I would love to go there again some time. I feel like one weekend wasn’t enough to even scrape the surface of what Munich has to offer.
The weather played nice for most of the weekend. Friday was really warm and sunny, Saturday too until the evening when it started to rain a little. We had a few showers on Sunday, but not so much it bothered me.
I was very pleased when I realised I could understand most of the German signs and menus and such, and I did try to speak it a little when I had the chance. But it was hard to follow when people were talking. When you’re not very good at a language it feels like everyone talks so fast!
I got to use Euro for the first time too which was fun. But ZOMG so many coins!
Viktualienmarkt is a square with a food market and a beer garden. The whole place was full of cute little stands where people were selling everything from freshly made sausages to honey. We had lunch (and beer) there a few times.
Frauenkirche, the astonishing "Cathedral of Our Dear Lady", was one of the first places we visited after we got to Munich. The cathedral is very impressive, both from the outside and inside. I’m not catholic, but you can’t help but feel the sacral ambience when you enter.
Marienplatz is a square in the very centre of the city, and there stands the New Town Hall which is probably the most amazing building I’ve ever seen! Every time you passed the square you HAD to stop for a while and just stare at it. There was so many decorations, statues and gargoyles all over it, every time I looked at it I saw something different.
On Sunday we took a bus out to Nymphenburg Palace, the summer residence of the Bavarian rulers. It was HUGE and the interior was just… insane. Beautiful, but insane. Not to shabby for a summer cabin, eh? :P
After the palace we took a walk through the “English garden” which is one of the largest city parks in the world. It was full of enormous old trees and little creeks and waterfalls, and we saw a Bierbike! Beer, music and exercise all in one – what more could you ask for? :D
White asparagus, a German speciality. It doesn’t look all that exciting, but it tasted amazing!
Sunday evening the others wanted to stay at the hotel watching the ice-hockey game (What?) so me and Johan decided to ditch them and pay a visit to Hard Rock Cafe :rock: It was really cool, just my type of place!
Afterwards we went to Kentucky Fried Chicken, just to try it. We don’t have KFC in Sweden so we decided to take the opportunity. It was really tasty. Fat and spicy, but tasty.