Since our wonderful Christmas I have been seeing some of the sights in and around Munich. The weather has been good, cold but clear (no rain) and one very lucky day of snow.
On 26 December I met up with my friend Krista (she is an ADEC teacher in Abu Dhabi) at the Munich train station and we headed off to visit Germany’s most famous castle (for tourists). The castle at Disneyland (and on most Disney things) is based off of this castle, Neuschwanstein. It was very foggy and cold when we stepped off the bus and headed toward the castle, but within a few minutes it was snowing, so we were happy! We hiked all around the castle, but didn’t go inside (we didn’t want to wait in the very long line for tickets). We even crossed a barrier and walked to the “best view point” called Mary’s Bridge, which was a bit dangerous but worth it. (Sorry for the snow on the lens!)
The following day, my hosts (Aaron and Liz) and I bundled up and headed for Germany’s longest sled run at Wallberg Mountain. Unfortunately, the run was closed when we got there! Not to be dismayed, we opted for plan B, which was wonderful. We stopped in Tegernsee for a nice roast pork and raclette lunch with delicious gluwein and a walk around the lake.
Yesterday, Liz and I set off for Regensburg, a cute little town about an hour by train from Munich. Regensberg is an UNESCO World Heritage City. We walked around, saw the sights and even enjoyed some tea and dessert at Germany’s oldest bakery.
Today, Liz and I visited two of Munich’s modern art museums. The draw was two-fold, an Andy Warhol exhibit and entry for only 1 Euro! The Andy Warhol exhibit was really good, it was mostly focused on the books that he produced or was a contributor. Now we are making plans for tomorrow!