Friday, 27 September 2013

Munich - 2012

Bavarian Parliament

Olympic center
Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg with about 1.42 million citizens. Munich was the host city of the Summer Olympics in 1972.which remained in the memory for what happened with 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team, who were taken hostage and eventually killed by Palestinian group Black September. Horrible!

But no longer talk about the bad things, it's finally time to tell my story about Munich. Even though I was to Munich before Paris and London, I've just now decided to write about it. What to tell you, there is no excuse, I should have done this a lot sooner. My trip to Munich wasn't pretentious, it wasn't even during the October Fest, which is the main reason for numerous visitors of this city, it was only a short trip of four days for a very simple reason - Munich has always been my great wish and at the moment when I found very affordable flight tickets I didn't hesitate ... I decided, we were going to Munich!

Karl's Tor
As usual, I found a hotel in the center of the city very close to the pedestrian zone. Actually in this zone and the a bit around there are the most interesting sights to see and visit. So first of all we did a nice, pleasant walk from Karl's Tor to the New City Hall which is located at Marienplatz.

Glockenspiel and Mariensaule
The large column at the center of the square is known as column of St. Mary, Mariensaule. It was erected in 1638. At each corner of the column's pedestal is a statue of a putti each symbolizes the city's overcoming of war, pestilence, hunger and heresy. New Town Hall dominates on Marienplatz. This monumental, 79 meters high town hall was built between 1867 and 1909 in Flemish Gothic style. At the New City Hall there's the famous Glockenspiel that each day performs the Schäfferltanz at 11, 12 and 17 o'clock.

Fish Fountain
Right near the New City Hall is a small fountain, the Fischbrunnen or Fish Fountain. The fountain was destroyed during World War II but it was rebuilt in 1954.

And right in front of the New City Hall we found a good restaurant. And so on the main square of Munich we enjoyed our first of lunch, the menu - only Bavarian specialties and beer of course. Yum, yum, all delicious!

Bon appetite! To be continued....!

Bavarian specialties
Photos by: ilovetravels

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