Oh boy do we love Germany. Munich is quite a city. Just great to walk and look. Easy to find our way around. The friendliest people. We would have been happy to stay here a little longer.
As for the adventures we got up to, well we did the hop on hop off bus tour, we always find these great to get our bearings on a new city. This was one of the longest bus routes we have been on and it was great. We passed a castle (as per usual in Europe), we passed the BMW museum/factory, the 1972 olympic stadium, a rather large tower that you could have a rotating dinner at the top of, and lots of museums.
Our second night here we were sitting at the lobby bar watching the Euro winter games, and chatting with the loveliest barman, Robyn, who was telling us that he has just sold all his belongings and is heading to Bali and where ever else from there he can get to, it will be his first time leaving Munich, we were then joined by a 77 year old English man (John). He was an absolute crack up, he would spontaneously burst into song and a little dance, and had no fear of downing a beer or two. He wandered out to the hofbrau haus with his niece and we were then joined by two Aussies from Perth who had just arrived. The conversation and beer got flowing, and needless to say it got a little rowdy. John and his niece came back to join us, and it just kept going. Lobby party, we have never laughed so hard. Pretty sure we made Robyns night and he got some contacts incase he came to visit Australia in his travels.
Off to Neuschwanstein, the castle Walt Disney used as inspiration for sleeping beauty's castle. Along the way we stopped at a smaller castle King Ludwig used as a getaway, it was so detailed and he used quite alot of gold, as you would, being a king. We also stopped at a small country town to have a bit of a shop, finally our bus made its way to the main attraction. The castle was snow covered and beautiful. We took a horse and carriage ride right up to the top of the hill, and just a short walk further we made it to the entrance. Photos are not allowed inside these places and its quite hard to discribe, so just think over the top fancy, lots of gold and royal blues.
So the hofbrau haus, the world famous venue for beer drinking and traditional German meals and music. It was interesting, loud, fun, and the beers are just over the top huuuuuge. We sat and drank, people watched and enjoyed the music.
That sums up Munich really, im sure we always do so much more then what I actually get around to writing about.
Looking forward to Vienna.
T & C xx