Welcome to Munich. The people are as wonderful as they were in Frankfurt and apart from the dull weather we experienced, we still enjoyed what the city had to offer.
Right near our hostel is the main train station, Hauptbahnhof and also St Pauls. Just like in any other major city, the metro is the best way to get around, and a day ticket to use both the ‘U’ and ‘S’ underground networks and the trams was only €6.
We began the day at Marienplatz, which is a central square in the city centre and has been the city’s main square since 1158. The New Town Hall is found here.
The area around Marienplatz was bustling with many tourists, especially since the surrounding area is the cities main shopping district. In between all the general stores, there were plenty of cute German costume stores which boasted the typical German outfits like those you see people wearing at Oktoberfest.
We had a quick peek into St Peters Church found right around the corner from Marienplatz.
As we walked further up ‘Residenzstraße’ street, we discovered the Munich Residenz. Munich Residenz is the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs of the House of Wittelsbach.
During our stroll through the city, we also discovered a statue of Maximilian Joseph Graf Von Montgelas that looks like a hologram, and a bunch of women who we’re sporting black hats and visiting the very interesting Michael Jackson fan memorial.
Of course we managed to get lost, like usual, and so along the way found the ‘designer’ shopping district and also the Justice building.
Finally, before the rain decided to fall, we visited Odeonsplatz found not far from Marienplatz and Munich Residenz. Odeonsplatz is a beautiful square bordered by the Italianesque Feldherrnhalle, Theatinerkirche and Hofgarten, a former court garden.