Monday, March 22, 2010

Munich in under 100 Euros.

     Early Saturday morning we hopped a train to Munich, or München as the Germans call it. They have what is called a Bayern Ticket. This ticket lets you and up to 4 friends travel around Bavaria all day. It includes trains and public transportation in the city, busses, street cars, subways. Our travel total for the entire day was 28 Euros.

     Because we only had 5 hours to walk around before our train left back home, we ate on the go. At the train station we grabbed a couple of Bratwurst and started walking. A luxury of living in Germany. A delicious lunch for under 6 Euro, all together.

     We picked the perfect day to go. Das Wetter war schön, die Sonne gerichtet. (Are you impressed yet?) It was the first day we could walk around with out coats on all year. We had upper 50's to low 60's all day. It was beautiful.
Walking up to Schloss Nymphenburg

     We took the street car over to Schloss Nymphenburg, the castle, and spent sometime walking around the grounds. I can only imagine how beautiful they will be in a couple of weeks once the flowers start bluming. The castle grounds are huge. It was full of people and dogs enjoying the beautiful weather.
     This is completely free of charge to do. I saw a lot of people doing an afternoon run or bike ride around the grounds. I am totally jealous. I would love to have such a beautiful area to run or bike in everyday.

We even let Georgia run around with out her leash. She had fun.
Swans in the pond at the Schloss
The back view of the castle.
     OK, my husband is a total nerd. So we had to go to the Deutsches Museum while we were there. It is Germany's science museum. JP, being an Electrical Engineer, was most excited to see the section about power there. I actually have a cool video of an electricity show that they did that I may put up. We'll see, don't hold your breath. We had fun there too, but after about an hour and a half I was ready to go. I wanted to do the Planetarium there, but since the weather was so nice we put that off until next time.
The Aeronautical section of the Museum
 The entrance to the Deutsches Museum

We will definitely be going back in May, when we have a friend coming from the states. That time I think we will also stay the night in the city, in order to see more.

In my last post I mentioned a video I was going to put up, and I included a cute outtake from said video. Well, my husband so kindly pointed out to me that in the short outtake video that I look like I am pushing my chest out. He was right. LOL, I guess I get nervous about what to do with my hands, so I had stuck them in my back pockets. Anyway, I think I am going to redo that video. So I will put it up eventually, but not today.

I hope you all had a great weekend too. Did you do anything fun or exciting?

1 comment:

  1. Your weekend sounds awesome Andi! Munich looks so beautiful. How cool to be able to walk around the grounds of a castle? That would be so fun to do every day!