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A Beer or Two in Munich

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On our last day in Zell am See - a Sunday - we found it difficult to get hold of food for dinner, and had to make do with snacks bought at the hostel.

We haven't had that problem in Munich.

There has been no shortage of places to eat and drink, from the food stalls that greeted us when we got off the train, to the huge choice of places to grab a bite to eat in the Viktualienmarkt, the city's largest outdoor market.

Munich endeared itself almost immediately as a handsome and well-kept city. After walking through the Old Town it was something of a surprise to learn that many of the apparently original buildings are concrete copies of those bombed in the second world war. The locals have also been generally welcoming and friendly. We have stood with a map looking confused on many streets in many cities - only in Munich has someone approached us and offered to help us find our way.

We decided to go on a walking tour after breakfast this morning. Our English-born guide didn't let his obvious love of his adopted city prevent him from exploring some of Munich's darker history, as well the lighter side - such as its love affair with beer. It was an affair we wanted to consummate, so once the tour had finished we found our way to the beer garden in the Viktualienmarkt.


Feeling the need for a change of scene we made our way to the Englischer Garten, and the beer garden there. Anything less than a litre glass of beer seemed inadequate. A giant pretzel was the perfect accompaniment.


Posted by shoestring 10:20 Archived in Germany Tagged food beer drink germany city munich pretzel

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Did you eat that pretzel or wear it....? Not dissimilar to Princess Beatrice's wedding hat!

by Popsy

Argh... how to make me jealous from the office!

Glad to see all is going well. Good luick with the next leg.


by Ian

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