22
Sep2011
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Our last day in Munich was a scorcher. Thankfully, half of it was spent indoors at the stunningly reconstructed Residenz – the Munich Residence. It was the political and cultural centre of first the dukes, then the electors (from 1623) and finally the kings of Bavaria (1806 – 1918). As the residence and seat of government of the Wittelsbachs. This is the Grotto Courtyard with a statue of Perseus in the middle holding Medusa’s head with his foot on her […]

21
Sep2011
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On the 4th day of our trip to Munich we had a bike ride down the river Isar. The Barvarians treat the river bank like the beach and it was packed, so we had quite a bit of cycling to get to a nice quiet spot. We took a BBQ and some refreshments down to the river with us to make sure that we enjoyed ourselves. Once we were settled, we got the BBQ going ( two man ) to […]

11
Sep2011
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So the third day we were in Munich we were taken for a hike around some of the Alps. View Munich Alps in a larger map We met at 10am with Heike and Lukas at Walchensee, which is about 1 hour south of Munich. We started the day with a nice relaxing gondola ride up the mountain ( easy hike so far ) which took us up to 1100m elevation. There was an amazing view from the top. From the […]

06
Sep2011
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Our second day in Munich we decided to have a big sleep in (there may have been too many beers at the beer garden the night before) and go to the best museum in Munich – Deutsches Museum. From the train station, we got to walk past the beautiful Isar river on another stunning day. The Deutsches Museum is an enormous science and technology museum (think MOTAT but massive) which had a series of exhibits we wanted to see. The […]