It was a quickie, but MAN was it satisfying! Find more salacious details in my guest essay over at Eff It, I’m On Holiday.
I hopped off in Marienplatz, the city’s gorgeous Gothic central square, wandered the adjacent streets taking photos of porcelain-rendered gingerbread houses and pork-rendered sausages, and finally parked my tired bottom at a huge beerhouse, where I proceeded to order half a menu – to make sure I taste all the regional specialties recommended by my friend. If the ever-pleasant staff though me ridiculous, sitting by myself, eating from four plates and drinking from two 0.75L steins (a blonde and an amber), they never showed it.
30 thoughts on “MY FIVE-HOUR GERMAN FLING”
Munich has always been on my wish list, but after seeing your pictures, it has moved up a few places 😉
Germany moved up on my list based on Munich alone! (also bc I was always struck by how clean Frankfurt airport was every time I had a layover there).
Ahrhg, yes, the bloody MVV ticketing system!!! I’m from there, and I can’t work it 😦 I always rather queue up at the counter than battle with the machines, coz I just know I’ll get it wrong.
There are like 30 ticket options, right? It was insane. I did buy the right ticket eventually – thanks to the helpful people of Munich – but I never stamped it as it turns out I was supposed to. Bc you people just let anyone ride your trains!
Oh Jeeeez, that could have cost you a big fat fine! Not stamping it is the same as riding without a ticket…
So I gathered on the way back to the airport, but everyone else was so frigging nice that I think if I innocently handed an unstamped ticked to the controller I could have maybe been cut some slack as a stupid American tourist? 😀
Don’t rely on it… they can come down pretty hard on people who break the rules, and be it out of genuine ignorance, rather than the intention to cheat.
I bought the wrong ticket once in Hamburg to get to Lübeck, and I was genuinely surprised when the Kontrolleur on the train just let it go without making a big deal out of it.
HAHA. That’s sweet 🙂
That’s what I’d hope for. And be all smiley and cute!
Oh, I love Munich! So beautiful. And it sounds like you made the most of your time there!
You should move there 🙂 And get acquainted with a few hot Germans before I come for a visit. The men around town and on the train were GORGEOUS.
It’s just too damn expensive! But I’m hoping there are gorgeous men everywhere in Germany!
LOTC, care to weigh in?
Looks lovely, especially the bakery… I’m very impressed with your multi-tasking abilities at the beer house 😉
I have my priorities straight. And food and beer is at the top of that list 🙂
We just popped into Munich for another quicky but I really made me wish for more as well. Loved it too!
The city is effortlessly charming
Beautiful! It’s good you took advantage of your short time there and didn’t just stay in the airport (or bus station, or wherever). I’d love to go someday!
I spent 5 hrs at the airport on the way to Prague and it was exhausting, just bumming around and trying to nap in uncomfortable chairs. I decided – never again!
Wonderful Munich. It’s such a picturesque place and even though I live and love Berlin, Munich is a very close second with it’s chocolate boxed houses and ledderhosen beer-drinking hussies!
Well, it’s the only place I’ve been to in Germany, but it’s a pretty great advertisement for it!
True, but come to Berlin and we’ll show you a good time LOL!
That sounds almost menacing! lol
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Ohhh we loved our little visit here – glad you enjoyed it (even with ticket drama) PROST!
Now I cant wait to explore more of the region, esp the older castles, forests, etc. And the food!
That beer looks great, but all that bread scares me…..and where’s the hot German guy?
It was before I had my iPhone and could inconspicuously take photos of hot (or ridiculously-dressed) people. Very sad indeed.
It is so sad. There are so many hot German guys.
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