Our first full day in Munich began with clouds and rain - the first we'd really seen. We hopped on a tram into the city centre and wandered around some of the sights, including the Odeonplatz where the failed Nazi coup, the Munich Putsch, ended in 1923. At the Neues Rathaus, we ate a huge breakfast including Munich white sausages, as the rain poured around us.
The walk the the Deutsches Museum was equally soggy, and we had to queue in the rain for about half an hour for a ticket. However the museum itself was amazing, and B was in his element at the physics interactive displays (as well as engineering, flying, maths, etc.). We spent a good three hours before our brains were too full to stay.
So we spent the rest of the afternoon touring the beerhouses of Munich - the HofBrauHaus (including some German musical accompaniment), Augustiner and Tegernseer Tal. The Hofbrauhaus was the most touristy (and well known) and was a heaving thoroughfare; the other two were rather more pleasant!Read more