Monday, March 24, 2014
" Munich at a glance "
My travel begins at the heart of Marienplatz.
We arrived on a busy Thursday afternoon and
took the Metro S-Bahn * S8, *see last post *.
Exhausted and Tired, jet-lagged with terrible eye bags,
we wheeled our luggage along the cobbled streets of Viktualienmarkt,
obviously looking like tourists.
We can't wait for our hotel check-in and have some rest,
but only to find that we still need to wait for another hour or more,
because rooms were not yet ready.
Clearly it leaves us sans choix,
but to circle round the area instead,
we immediately head to the nearest supermarket.
The supermarche was just a few blocks away.
Good 'ol Tengelmann.
order of the day:
Chips, Junk food and more chips.
I've been craving for Chipsfrisch for sometime now. ^0^
I miss this, still do.
random book shop.
cute display. ^-^
events and ads pasted on this pole.
trams come and go,
I have yet to try this next time. ^-^
This was the first thing we ate,
the simplest crunchiest Bretzn we've ever tasted. *note on superlatives* ^-^
freshly baked for just * 50 cent euro *
just look at how busy it was on a typical noon.
that's me, heading to our second destination...
The server was friendly enough to smile at our camera.
Looking at their menu,
they even have healthy Bio-wurst and Bio-Leberkäse.
We took our orders outside.
and shared a plate of : 2 Stück mit Brezn un Senf.
That is : * 2 pieces (sausages) with Pretzel and Mustard. *
German white sausages called Weisswurst = Weißwurst
eventually, I am starting to learn Deutsch especially when it comes to food. ^-^
you can drop by any meat shop and order some of their ready made meats.
we had this yummiest Leberkäse or
Leberkässemmel in town for just 2 euros. ^-^
It's like eating spam only tastier and meatier.
I guarantee you, it's mouthwatering delish. ^-^
Later that night,
after freshening up and skyping our love ones.
We headed to Marienplatz and was surprised at how beautiful it was.
Despite the cold,
The place was twinkling with lights and you can really feel the Christmas vibe.
We stayed at this Hotel.
Specifically wanted somewhere near this area.
I will share my review next time though.
We walked further.
and found a bookstore again ! ^-^
♥ love Asterix and Tintin. ♥
Dirndl madness ✿
then we passed by St. Peter's Church
postcard for your thoughts:
More Marienplatz at night:
close up details:
we suddenly heard a few hums and accompaniment,
A team of church choir performing " O come o ye faithful" in German.
Oh, that was very inspiring.
I also wanted to share this LINK
In case you wanted to see the real time and view of the plaza via LUDWIG BECK's website.
So, there's more to Munich than Oktoberfest, Dirndls and Beer gardens.
In winter, every nook and corner is filled with Christmas markets - Christkindlmarkt.
which I will share with you on my next post. ^-^