Day two in Munich

There is so much to see and do in Munich that I am glad we spent two days here. It was difficult to choose where to visit today but we finally decided on The Residenz. It is the palace of Bavarian royal family. As you can see in the pictures the opulence is astounding. Besides the opulence the two things that made big impressions on me were the size of the palace (it goes on and on and on) and the fact that most of what we saw was rebuilt after being bombed to rubble during World War Two. Here are just a few of the things we saw.

The Antiquarium.

The state apartments

The Treasury.

A room with pieces all carved out of rock crystal.

And the Cuvilliés Theater. Everything that looks like drapes or curtains is actually carved wood.

After spending several hours at The Residenz we enjoyed beer and pretzels at the Viktualienmarkt beer garden.

For dinner we went back to Café am Beethovenatz where we ate last night. All of the vegetable stands we have seen in Munich have been selling white asparagus. Tonight I had some with Wiener schnitzel and Duke had steak.

We ended a wonderful meal with our first apple strudel of the trip.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

2 thoughts on “Day two in Munich”

  1. Your pictures and narrative make me really sad that Ray would or could not spend more than a night in Munich. He was stuck on the fact that just a couple generations ago these same healthy happy people with their window boxes full of flowers had murdered millions of people.

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    1. I get that. My dad worked with several people around his age and they all said that their WWII fighting was done only against the Russians. I think that I have told you before that Germany did not teach much if anything about the Concentration camps but when a mini TV series (Holocaust)with Meryl Streep was shown in 1979, it opened that can of worms and they started teaching more about it . And taking students on trips to the camps. One can feel the evil and sadness. Have been to Dachau twice. It is incredibly disturbing to see how close it is to the town! I just posted something on Facebook about it.

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