Munich, Germany: the home of Oktoberfest! We found a fair number of beer gardens and beer halls, but we also found a whole lot more: a city with an outdoor vibe; with museums, palaces and galleries; and great people too.
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Of course, there were beer gardens…
Munich is the home of the OktoberFest, so there’s plenty of beer to go around.
Here’s the beer stein lockers in the Hofbrauhaus!
Beer garden at the Chinese Tower, English Gardens.
Interior of the Lowenbrau brewery with listener Johannes.
Inner-city beer garden at the Viktualien market, Munich.
The lovely ceiling of the Augustiner brewery
But there’s a lot more than that!
The English garden is a great place to hang out in sunny weather.
And there’s a standing wave to surf in all seasons!
The Nymphenburg Palace is pretty from the outside…
And on the inside too; but not worth the ticket price if you can visit other palaces.
There’s the Olympic Park with aquarium and plenty of recreation space.
And BMW world – surprisingly interesting for people who don’t like cars!
The view from the St Peter’s Tower is great
And you can see the town hall and cathedral.
The town hall is one impressive building!
And the glockenspiel plays at 11am, 12am, and 5pm during summer.
The Asam Church is a baroque marvel
Queues at the newly-reopened Lenbachhaus were off-putting
So we visited later with one of our awesome couchsurfing hosts
And listener Johannes took us for a guided walk around the University district.
And there’s even more to do… One week was not enough! For the stories that go with these photos, hit play above or find episode 277 in iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.
Our thanks to ACPRail for the German Rail Pass that makes #IndieGermany possible; to Birgit Stempfle for the walking tour; Munich tourism who gave us transport cards; and all the great people we met!