Monday, July 13, 2009
Europe Trip Day 1 - Munich
I'm going to try to recap our super fun, jam-packed Europe Trip day by day...we flew out on Friday the 26th. We got to Munich the next morning around noon. We had a lay-over in Amsterdam and met a couple (Neal and Vanita) that were from Jersey. We were on the same flight to Munich so we rode the train into the city together. We had planned to do Mike's Bike Tours at 4:00, so they said they would meet us there! Mike's Bike Tours was a great way to get a feel for the city and meet lots of great (English speaking) people!
This is the main town square in Munich, this building is so beautiful!
here we are on our bikes and all ready to go...
The famous Hofbrauhaus
All the gold mosaics and status in Munich face West, so if you get lost it's easy to figure out which direction you're facing.
This church was beautiful on the inside
Most of Munich's churches were heavily bombed during WWII, it's hard to imagine the task of having to rebuilt them...it must have been so overwhelming...
English Garden, it's 22 miles long, so you do not want to get lost in it...
We stopped at the Chinese Beer Garden in the English Garden for some food and drinks. This is one of the largest beer gardens in Munich seating up to 7,000 people.
There had been so much rain in Munich lately (it rained just about every day that we were there, the weather was crazy) that you could surf one part of the river that runs through the English Garden.
After the bike tour a group of us headed to the Hofbrauhaus for some dinner. It was a lot of fun hanging out with everyone!
The food was delicious! We had crackled pig knuckle and potato dumplings - yum!!
After that we were pretty tired from all the traveling so we headed back to the hotel for another exciting day in the morning.
Oh yeah, and Kris got attached by a wild boar statue on the way home...good thing he was up to date on all his shots :)
He was very friendly towards me, I don't know why he decided to attack Kris??