It’s good to be back…
We had a fabulous European vacation and that was the reason for my absence. I have so much to share with you. We are still getting settled in and almost over the jet lag.
So how about if I share our first day… of where we began our trip…
The old architecture is just amazing. This is the center of downtown Munich.
It’s called Marienplatz. It has been the main square since 1158!
The Marianplatz Tower has motorized figurines that perform at 11:00 a.m., 12 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. It really is something to see! Here is a short video of the performance.
The square is a very busy place of people coming and going as this is the center for shopping, restaurants and lots of cafes! The following picture shows just how busy it can be!
From here we walked to the
Viktualienmarkt or the outdoor Market.
What a fun place! There are lots of food and craft vendors with wonderful delights. But the best part is …they have there very own outdoor Beer Garden! It’s where we shared our first German beer and food …right here in the Market’s Beer Garden
I know you are wondering what in the world is the above food dish called.
It’s Pork Knuckle or Schweinshaxe. It’s basically a deliciously roasted Ham Hock. We had it with Potato Salad. We shared this and our beers. Perfect for our first German dish!
After eating we toured the market and all its vendors!
After the Market we headed back through the square to our hotel for a rest.
So that we could come back to this restaurant named Augustiner…for a lovely dinner.
The frankfurters and sausage had amazing flavor! I loved the sweetness of the sauerkraut. The German beers are fabulous and cost less then water! Yes… we had a pretzel too. These were hard and crisp… not our cup of tea …for 1.50 €
After dinner we walked over to…
and I took just a few shots to show you how spectacular the inside of St. Peter’s was! St. Peter’s is the oldest church in Munich …dating back to 1158. Visitors are welcome to climb the tower at designated times to get a higher glimpse of Munich. It was closed… But the inside of the church was open and it was AH-MAZING!
After viewing the beautiful church… I heard to bear left and to walk half way down the hall to find a coffin that is behind glass with a skeleton. It is the skeleton of Saint Munditia. She was transferred here and put on display in 1883. She is the patron saint of “Spinsters.” Considered a Christian martyr. Her glass eyes are what you see first. And the wreath on her head is another sign of martyrdom. Strange but so cool.
What a fabulous first day in Munich! I am going to leave you with a video that just lets you hear the sights and sounds of the Center of Munich as we walked back to our Hotel. More from Munich in my next post. Thanks for coming along with us. We really enjoyed having you! And it’s good to be back. I hope to get caught up with ALL of you very soon!
Until Next Time ~Nancy
30 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #41 Munich, Germany”
Thanks so much! Now to go through ALL these pictures I took!
Can’t wait to see what you’ll put up on the blog
Nancy, what a fabulous first day of your trip. I have been to Munich and all of your photos remind me of how much I enjoyed my visit. The square is definitely the center of activity and I remember seeing the figurines, so entertaining. The market and the food looks like a lovely place to hang out for a while. The inside of the cathedral is just breathtaking…thanks for taking me along and I look forward to more!
Oh the sweet memories flooded back… for YOU! I am so happy to churn them up!
Now I need to really organize all the pictures! It’s going to be a very large task!
Thank you for coming back and seeing me! 🤗
Of course, I am one of your fans🥰
What a jam packed first day! Have to say I was really taken with the macabre Saint Munditia…she’d be right at home in a Mexican day of the dead celebration.
That’s what I thought of as soon as I saw her!
Are you posting again? I need to pop over and see!
I do get to see you on IG!
Thank you for coming over!
Not posting but working up to it. Look forward to seeing more of your trip – IG is handy but I still like a more in depth blog.
Perfectly said my friend! Here we get the whole EXPERIENCE!
I found out when in Europe…Europeans love to “Experience” the moment. And The Moment or The Experience usually involves food!
Hugs to you my friend!
I’m SO glad you enjoyed Munich – the city and the food! 🙂 As to the pretzels: hadr and crips is the way they are in Germany. Different from what one gets here in the US. I like both, btw.
Looking forward to your next posts,
Pit… I thought of you often when we were there. We enjoyed Germany very much! Its absolutely beautiful. And then they have beer! That’s delicious! What’s not to love?
I’m really glad, Nancy, that you enjoyed Germany so much. It sure does have quite a few beautiful spots. I might be able to mention a few things that are not to love, but not here, as most of it is politics.
Welcome home, Nancy. What fabulous pictures and the ceiling at St. Peter’s…no words! The market looks amazing too, and what a fabulous experience for you both. <3
I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit and enjoyed our first day in Munich. I have lots more to share once I get all the pictures sorted!
Have a beautiful week.
You too, my lovely. <3
Wow! Thank you for sharing the wonders you found in Germany, Nance. And welcome home, too.
It’s always wonderful to come home and relive the fabulous memories!
Thanks for stopping by… and hope you can stop by soon. I have soooooo much to share. But first… to sort through all these pictures! 😳
Enjoy the rest of your week, my friend.
Welcome back! Munich is so wonderful. When I lived in Sweden I used too go there for their famous Christmas Market every December. I loved seeing your photos 🙂 I hope the trip was as wonderful as it looks!
It was soooooo wonderful! We enjoyed every aspect of our trip! Stay tuned for more posts.
I hear the Christmas Market is outstanding!
I’m so happy to hear that! The Christmas Market is outstanding! So is their New Years Sale…I usually hate sales and shopping..but this one is really something extra. In college I used to put away a little money every month for their New Year’s Sale, and buy quality clothing for the whole year.
I’m so glad you had wonderful memories! I would love to go back to Munich one day! Fabulous place and fabulous food!
I shouldn’t have read this on an empty stomach 😉 You guys had a great time!
Don’t get “hangry!”
A wonderful time was had by all! There’s. Ore to come… stay tuned!
Glad you’re back!
How fabulous Nancy! I love traveling through my friends! Can’t wait to hear/see more!