Monday, April 2, 2012

Munich

On Saturday I went to Munich for the day.
I decided that before I go on any extended trip, 
it would be wise to learn the train station and see what it's all about.

In other words-
baby steps.

I arrived in Munich at 9am.
I had no map,
no travel book,
nothing.
All I knew was that I was at the central train station for the Bavarian capital.

So, first things first,
buy a Germany travel book in English.
Why I did not do this before I got to Germany is a mystery.
I asked how to get to Marienplatz- the old town square,
and, to my relief, it was just an easy 15 minute walk.

In case you didn't know,
I don't understand subways and big cities scare me.
Put me in a foreign country where the main language isn't English and it's guaranteed that I will get lost,
almost instantly.

Thankfully, that was not the case today.
I found where I wanted to go,
and didn't get lost once.



















I did not wander far from the Old Square.
I live so close to Munich,
 and so I decided to save other sights for a different day.

I enjoyed sights of the Neues Rathaus,
joined the crowd at noon to watch the Glockenspiel,
 and climbed to the top of St. Peterskirche for stunning views of Munich.

I am so thankful that this city is only an hour train ride from the little village I call home.


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35 comments:

kelsie fennell said...

You are living in Germany. That just blows my mind every time. I hope you're adjusting well :)

Lauren said...

Your photos are amazing Bailey!! Looks like a great day trip :)

Emily said...

The architecture is gorgeous! I love all the red roofs ... and that you're only an hour away!!

Selene said...

great post! i really love these photos!
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Corey @ Learning Patience said...

Stunning photos...great work! Glad you are out and about soaking it all in!
xoxo from Houston

Cami said...

BEAUTIFUL. I am loving it :)
Makes me want to go baaaack :p

Chrissy said...

Beautiful pictures!!! xxx

Leslie said...

gorgeous pictures!! So glad you didn't get lost!

Alyx said...

Oh, I just love munich!! I need to get there and berlin before we go home! Those are two of my fave german cities!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Love your pictures - amazing!

The Adventurer said...

I'm so glad you adventured out! I will take your tips to heart for when I finally get the chance to visit Germany. Someday! :)

Ana F. said...

So pretty! I can't wait until I can go visit Europe and see all that!

Ben & Cassie said...

i have a fear of subways too haha, just beautiful pictures!!

kimberly rae said...

i loved munich! i was there in the summer only for a day and night but i had a blast! we did a bike tour .. i think it was like mike's bike tour or something and it was SO FUN! my old blog header pic of me with a pretzel and beer was taken in munich's "central park" ...speakin of which, you should totally go there because they have a (manmade??) river with waves and there are surfers lining up to jump in!! so funn!!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful pictures!!

Alex said...

These photos are STUNNING! Awesome work, girl!

Heidi Harlequin said...

I love these photos!! They are beautiful!! I am new to your blog and I'm so glad I found it! I invite you to check mine out! I hope you have a great week! =)

-Heidi

Kathleen said...

I think you are one of the bravest people EVER! I think what you're doing is amazing! And I am so glad that I get to follow your journey on your blog. Munich looks beautiful, hopefully one day I'll be able to visit too! :)

Leah said...

Wow, so incredible! Your pictures are great and I can't imagine trying to get around in a big city in a different country. I can't wait to get the chance to go to Europe someday and I love reading about all of your adventures! I am glad you are adjusting well! Does the family you are with speak English well?

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

Love Munich. Next time you go, you must get a beer at the Hofbrauhaus. We ALWAYS get lost in Munich. The streets are a mess, so be glad you walked rather than drove. LOL These pics are amazing. I didn't know you could get a view like that! That is my favorite city.

debbiecutieface.com said...

oh gosh. I am the exact same way with subways and big cities (well, except NYC, when I FINALLY figured it out after living there for an entire summer). I am so bad I could get lost trying to find the bathroom in my own home.

but anyway. Munich. It looks so beautiful. I've never been to that part of Germany unfortunately :(

Miranda said...

love Munich! we ate at mexican restaurant a block from there...i miss germany :(

ginanorma said...

I would say "good job" but don't want to sound degrading! But that is so so great that you didn't get lost and you found your way so well hon...

INcredible PHOTOS!!!

Susan said...

The Glockenspeil - cool to see for the first 30 seconds... then not so much. I enjoyed watching the people FLOCK to it when it started. We also climbed up to the top of the St. Peterskirche. Definitely worth the view! Next time - go find the English Garden and spend the day there. Did you know that people surf in that park? Right in the midst of town?! :)

Sian Thomas said...

I'm just the same - I can't cope with cities or trains or anything, I got on a subway once and ended up back in the same place haha =D
Your photos are lovely, it looks like a beautiful place!
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Jasmine said...

All of your pictures are amazing! Hope you're having a great time so far!

Taylor said...

wow! this looks so nice! i love the panorama shot. do you work that allows you to travel so extensively?

Sally said...

Love the photos!!! So beautiful xoxo

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

What an amazing time! Looks beautiful! Love the photos!

Alex Butts said...

best. city. ever.

Alex Butts said...

best. city. ever.

Leah said...

Love your photos- beautiful! I've totally been to that square- the clock tower with the little people statues in it! :) My friends and I sat and ate pretzels and people-watched- it was so fun! :)

Jamie said...

Wow - what gorgeous photos. You make me want to head to the airport today and book a flight.

K said...

the Glockenspiel is so fun! that was the highlight of my jaunt to Munich :) next time I'll have to take your tip and climb St. Peter's.

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

These pictures make me miss Munich :(