Lederhosens and sausages, and beers, oh my! Ahh majestic Munich, a city where beer lovers and bavarian culture unite. Read about a few of my favorite things in Munich…
Imagine Central Park on steroids, and you get what is now Englischer Garden. Not only is this public park bigger in size, but secret waterfalls and surfers on the river can be found here! Inside of this ginormous park you can find a Japanese tea house, Chinese towers, beer gardens, an amphitheater, and many monuments and statues.
Lets be honest, the Hofbrauhaus was 98% of the reason why we decided to travel to Munich. Not only did we fall in love with the beer palace but we were head over heels for the rest of what Munich had to offer. The Hofbrauhaus which is famous for hosting Oktoberfest, is truly a must visit if you are in Bavaria. This expansive beer hall denotes a cultural significance to Germany. Grab a liter of beer and enjoy the music, the outfits and history written on the walls.
New Town Hall
This large plaza boasts the famous gothic style building which hosts a variety of government and small businesses. Tourists come for the Rathaus-Glockenspiel which is play put on daily from 11am-12am telling the story of Duke Wilhelm V and his marriage to Renata of Lorraine. Visitors are welcome to stand outside and watch the enactments from outside the building.
If farmers markets are your bread and butter, than you will be in heaven visiting the Viktualienmarkt in Munich. The local artisans have permanent stands year round to showcase their hand crafted food and drinks. Cheeses, fruits, olives, oils, meats and etc, fill the market as locals and visitors prowl for their next munch. You can also find an assortment of beer gardens and restaurants in the same area. We decided to go traditional and get a sausage and sauerkraut, accompanied by an appropriate sized beer stein. (See below!)