Alongside bores such as ‘cancel phone contract’ and ‘pack kitchen’, we had one day set aside in the moving calendar marked as ‘Munich Day’. So two days before I boarded my plane clutching my one way ticket, Philipp and I dedicated one day to revisiting all our favourite Munich spots. Warning: image heavy post!
Marienplatz I would often get off the tube at Karlsplatz, weave in and out of all the shops and end up at a cafe overlooking the city’s main square.
Viktualienmarkt This market hosts over 150 stalls and sells everything from quaint trinkets to cheese and german sausage. A lot of german sausage.
Hofbräuhaus Tourist hot spot? Yes. Cheesy? Absolutely! Bad customer service and hideous prices? Check and check. And yet we took all our visitors via this brewery (and challenged them with beer by the litre) because look at that bavarian man’s moustache and look at that boy in the lederhosen selling oversized pretzels!
English Garden When we first moved to Munich, we lived five minutes away from the English Garden. To say we were frequent visitors is an understatement. And yet I still can’t get over the sheer size (larger than Central Park!), the beautiful Beer Garden or the fact that despite being many kilometers from any ocean, Munich is something of a surfing hotspot.
I’m writing this post and editing these pictures with a lump forming at the back of my throat. I miss my city and I miss my boy. It’s been one hell of a year and it’s with certainty that I say Auf Wiedersehen, Munich, which literally translated means; until we meet again.