We had been told by many to expect only great times during our stay in Germany’s capital city München (Munich). This has certainly been the case as we cheerfully filled our weekend wandering the streets; taking in the festival like atmosphere and enjoying the celebratory chaos of Germany’s victory over England in the football.
Our hostel was excellent. Being the first hostel of many, we were stoked that we got this one right therefore easing ourselves gently into hostel life. After unintentionally attending a church service (all in German obviously), we headed to the world famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall. The place was absolutely steaming hot and jam-pack with tourists from all over the world-though I think there were a few locals too. With the Bulvarian brass band cranking we got amongst and had a great night alongside a French family (that spoke no English).
On Sunday we took part in a 4 hour bike tour of the city with Mike’s Bike Tours. This had been recommended to us and proved to be fantastic. It was a great way to see the city and learn about its’ history, as well as partaking in a traditional lunch in München’s biggest beer garden (seating 7000 people), the Chinesischen Turm.
A recommended “must do”, the dancing Glockenspiel located on Neus Rathaus in Marienplatz, would most certainly be left off the list if we visited here again. Very over-rated and not worth standing around for.
After completely indulging in Germany we look forward to a bit of reprieve at our next destination, Prague.