Englischer Garten

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    • Day 49


      July 16 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

      Today we travelled from Innsbruck to Munich for our last night before the long haul flight home.
      We caught up with our great friend Cyril who flew from Belgium to spend the Saturday night and Sunday morning with us
      Needless to say a few drinks were consumed 😁
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    • Day 48

      Munich Day 3

      June 20 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      Today Tegan had class so Steve went out and wandered the streets. Once Tegan finished class we went and got sandwiches from Planty sandwiches which were delicious 🤤 we headed home to shower and decided to do the Rick Steves Munich walking tour.

      We began in the main square Marienplatz and walked for over 2 hours seeing all the major sites and learning about the history of Munich. We saw St Peter’s Church, Viktualienmarkt, the Jewish synagogue, Asam church, sendlinger Strasse, Kaufingerstrasse, Frauenkirche, Dalayr Delicatessen, Platzl, Hofbrauhaus, Maximilianstrasse, Max John Platz, residenz and landed near the English garden, which is a massive park with a river flowing through it. We walked along the river the saw the artificial surfing area, and then came to the area of the river where people were swimming. We walked a bit further and noticed that lots of people were floating down the river (which moves pretty quickly) and thought it looked like lots of fun but we weren’t completely convinced yet. We kept walking to the Chinese Tower in the middle of the gardens and had a beer, pretzel, and raspberry magnum at the big beer garden and reminisced on our trip.

      Steve then decided he wanted to do the river swim so Tegan waited near the end and Steve went and jumped in the river and floated all the way down. It was surprisingly strong but so much fun. After a long walk home in wet clothes (for Steve) we got ready to go out for dinner but ended up just getting sushi from the place downstairs and it was pretty good.

      We went for a relaxing walk after dinner, just before the storm hit. Our second last full day was a very good one!
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    • Day 16

      Day 17: Munich, Germany

      July 19, 2022 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      After an energizing evening and morning with our good friends Meike and Herbert, we were ready for a wonderful day of riding to Munich!
      The 60 mile route from Ingolstadt to Munich was filled with rolling hills of hops, corn, and full bloom sunflowers! We had 45 miles by noon, and it was another beautiful ride! The last 12 miles were along a crushed gravel bicycle trail paralleling the Isar River. About 5 miles from our destination of the Japanese area of the English tea garden Jim had a rear flat tire. It was luckily along the river where we could repair it then cool are feet in clear water. After we cooled off, we arrived and drank a few cold beverages, and filled our bellies with Bavarian sausage, sauerkraut, and of course a giant pretzel! After cleaning up at our AirBnB we did a 8 mile ride to some sights in Munich. The City center with the famous Glockenspiel was a relaxing area to soak in the atmosphere, and the hot weather had thousands of people picnicking, partying, and jump in the River of the English Gardens. We are always amazed at the quietness and respect of others in large crowded areas. We stayed in the English Garden until the darkness ended another special day.Read more

    • Day 12

      Englishcher Garten Sud

      September 15, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      On arrival back in Munich, we headed to the English Garden, a huge green space in the centre of Munich, where the locals come to swim, surf, sun bake - including nude sun baking in a particular quadrant - exercise, read, enjoy a picnic, etc. etc. Of course there are also several beer gardens and cafes to eat and drink beer. It’s a pity I dislike beer, as wine is not always an option, so I have been drinking water, which is not a bad thing.

      The Englischer Garten is one of the largest urban parks in the world. The layout has undergone many changes over the centuries as new buildings and green spaces were added. In 1789, Elector Carl Theodor ordered that a public park be established along the Isar River. He assigned an Englishman, Benjamin Thompson, who worked at the time for the Bavarian Army. The park got it’s name because it was laid out in the style of an English country park.The network of paths equate to 78 kms, and there are soccer fields as well as a Japanese teahouse.

      As most people in Munich live in apartments, this type of green space is crucial to their well being. One suggestion from me would be to ban smoking, as that does spoil the experience slightly, and maybe create separate bike paths.
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    • Day 47

      Munich Day 2

      June 19 in Germany ⋅ 🌩️ 28 °C

      Today we had a nice relaxing morning in our apartment. We headed out for lunch at 1:30pm to a cafe where we ate a lovely lunch in their garden. It was a great spot and we stayed for a while.

      We then walked through the market square where there is a beer garden and all types of different market stalls. It was pretty quiet after a big weekend of celebrating Munich.

      At home we rested and Tegan did some uni work to prepare for class the next day. Steve went out and got beers at the local supermarket (Steve had been planning on heading to Andechs Monastery, a brewery 40 mins out of Munich — it doesn’t look like we’ll get there so he got their beers from the supermarket instead) which is the biggest in Munich inner city and came home to read. Later we went back to the supermarket to get some dinner supplies.

      We had a nice quiet night in with reading and uni work.
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    • Day 12

      Big day of travel....

      July 11 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

      ....Munich to London to Cairo to Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar to Arusha scheduled to arrive 8:20AM Wed (local time).

    • Day 8

      Activist Juice

      August 31, 2016 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

      A slower day today. I am writing this in a beer garden in the English gardens. More about that later.
      I started the day with a hop on hop off bus.
      Last night I walked from the train station to the hotel but with sore feet from all the walking I did in London I wanted to save the walking for touristy things, not getting there.
      The tramline right outside the hotel is being dug up (although I found out later there is a replacement bus) but there is a train station a few minutes from the hotel that takes me into the main station. It took me about 5 minutes but I eventually managed to buy myself a 3 day ticket.

      The sightseeing bus was just okay. The sights are wonderful but the commentary was about 30 seconds behind the bus so somethings were missed. I do have a good idea of the city, there aren't the crowds like I saw on London, given the population is 1.8 million no wonder it feels similar to Perth crowd wise.

      After the tour I made my way to the Viktualienmarkt which is an open air market that sells a lot of bratwurst. It sells much more that that but wurst shops must have made up 1/4 of the shops.
      I received my first "God's greeting" at the market.

      From now until I get to Dijon my posts will most likely contain references to The Chalet School series I read as a child and continue to read as an adult. If you aren't one of the small group who recognise these then ... I don't know, just pretend you do?

      I had bratwurst and krautsalada (badically a cheese kransky and cabbage salad) for lunch at the market.

      The two apps I use most are google maps and now itranslate. Itranslate was very helpful today at the market. I was trying to translate the ingredients in a fresh juice, orange was easy, erdbeere is strawberry but I misspelt ananas and it came out activist! It was actually pineapple.

      I bought several cheeses, ham, liverwurst, olives, tirol schuettelbrot (a really hard flat rye bread but nice), dip, brambleberries, figs, yoghurt and probably other stuff I haven't mentioned.

      There was only one place where the server didn't speak english, she was the one who gave me the first "gruss gott" and I managed to make myself understood and bought some alm butter.

      It was a really nice day until about 3pm or so when it started to get hot. I finished up and came back to the hotel.
      This evening I packed up my purchases and went to the English gardens for a picnic. Rather than gardens it is more of an english park in which you would expect to find deer.
      When the bus entered the park I saw how dense it was in parts so decided to get off one stop earlier where the beer garden was and there were lots of people.
      To give you an idea of the size it has more than 70km of paths.

      As the sun went down I made my way to the beer garden and decided to have a drink. I bought a pretzel as well which I'll have for breakfast.
      The beer garden is the place to go if you want meat and lots of it. People had plates with half a chicken or a massive shank, some just that while others had sides as well.

      Nymphenburg Castle
      Just to prove that it is me - relaxing on the english gardens.
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    • Day 5

      Ein Prosit ein Prosit

      September 30, 2021 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Ce soir c'est typiquement Bavarois
      Jarret , salade de 🥔 et Weizen bier et l'orchestre

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Englischer Garten, Englischa Gartn, Англійскі сад, Английска градина, Αγγλικός κήπος, Jardín Inglés de Múnich, Angol kert, Giardino Inglese, エングリッシャーガルテン, Angļu parks, انگریزی پھلواری, Parcul englez din München, Английский сад, Vườn Anh, 英国花园

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