Munich, Germany. Marienplatz sits at city-center surrounded by historic architecture such as Peterskirche (oldest inner city church), Old & New Town Halls. It is home to the Oktoberfest and over a dozen museums and parks. www.europeantravelcheap.com
Munich is the capital of Bavaria located on the River Isar just north of the Alps. It is Germany’s third largest city and unlike other German cities maintained its pre WWII street grid.
Munich has the Hofbräuhaus. I had a lunch there and was once again reminded German food is not my favorite. In general I find it tasty, but bland. For instance, I was told the Augustiner am Platzl on the Marienplatz was “the place” for dinner. It is… rustic, thick wooden tables, some even based on old beer barrels… serving authentic German food - the best in Munich! I had roast pork, sauerkraut, steamed broccoli and pretzels. Other than having the best beer brewed in Munich, it was more of the same... zero seasoning — roast pork was exactly that, nothing more.
Not far outside of the city limits is the Dachau concentration camp. I was surprised a few of the people I spoke to had know idea of its importance to history... shocking actually, and sad at the same time.
I only spent a couple of jet-lagged days there, but my main reason for stopping was to see the concentration camp... I wish I would have gone to the BMW museum though, I understand it quite an experience if you like cars and I do. I’ll put Munich back on the schedule for a return trip - even if I like my food spicy:)
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