Friday, May 27, 2016

Munich, Germany

After a day well spent in the southern-most point of Germany (check that out here), I had a few hours in Munich before I had to catch a train back to Paris. While I was only there for a short time, I really enjoyed the city and definitely plan on going back at one point.

I started my day in the main square of the city, called the Marienplatz. It houses the city hall, as well as a large bell tower that is famous for playing a glockenspiel song twice a day. Even though it was nine in the morning, the square was full of activity because the FC Bayern Munich soccer team was arriving in the square later that day, but more on that in a second.

After grabbing a pastry from a nearby bakery, I made my way to St. Peter's Church to climb stairs that take you to the top of the church's bell tower. The view was stunning - the city is filled with adorable red-thatched roofs and is surrounded by Austrian Alps, which are unfortunately out of the range of the photo below.

I made my way back down to the street and set off in no particular direction, with my only goal being to see as much of the city I could see. I found some gorgeous gardens, a few impressive squares, and did my fair share of people watching. But, in true fashion, I managed to find a Starbucks and got a little taste of home.

Back to the soccer ordeal - having taken German in high school for six years, all the boys in my classes would always talk about German soccer teams. Because of this, I decided I should wait in the crowd in the Marienplatz to see the team. The Germans in the crowd sang fight song after fight song while waiting and, needless to say, it was quite the experience.

But, as my luck would have it, I had to leave 15 minutes before the team made an appearance - otherwise, I would have missed my train back to Paris.

Keep up with my adventures on Instagram by clicking here.


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