Mary's Square

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  • Day2

    Full day of walking and riding the metro

    December 26, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    Coffee in the room with our profiteroles we picked up for dessert. Headed out to try our luck with the metro. Not bad for 2 girls from King, NC. Got a one day, all day pass. Made our way to Munchner EisZauber - the outdoor ice skating rink. Peggy had a blast, didn't fall once though got some assistance from a skating bear!!! Next stop the Hi-Sky ferris wheel. Amazing view when you are rounding the highest. Getting to be lunchtime here, and I'm ready for a bier, but Peggy wanted to climb to the to of St. Peter's... I won, too long a line... though the Viktualenmarkt and Biergardens were closed the day after the holiday, found an open air restaurant that had awesome food and beer!! Walked off the white wursts and currywurst while we wandered our way back to St Peter's church only to find a longer line than before. Beautiful day but not much open. Stopped for a few pretzels and strudel for later, then back to the hotel. Let's see what tonight brings!!!Read more

  • Day27

    Bloody Bavaria

    January 8 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    The Munich public transport system is heinously expensive. We spent a good 10 minutes trying to work out what we were doing wrong at the ticket machine because it couldn't possibly cost that much, but yep, it did, and it didn't even get us all the way to the accommodation and yep, memories confirmed, this place sucks - particularly after Vienna, where things are so clear and effective. We were in a right strop by the time we finally got to the hotel, and it was nice, but tiny, the majority of the available floor space located in the shower. Argh! Bloody Munich! Better go for a walk and get a pretzel.Read more

  • Day2

    Cenando en Ratskeller

    February 9, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    Cansados como estabamos, decidimos cenar en el restaurante que esta debajo del ayuntamiento nuevo, frente a la plaza.

    Compartimos los platos, asi que probamos todos los tipos de salchichas del menu.


  • Day3

    Walking city tour

    February 10, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    Hoy a la tarde fuimos a recorrer la ciudad con un tour guiado. El primer walking tour que probamos en el viaje. Y anduvo perfecto.

    Tuvimos suerte, la guia que nos toco hablaba en ingles, pero los chicos entendieron todo. Les encanto como contaba la historia de la ciudad.

    Terminamos la tarde en starbucks (la unica cafeteria en una placita rodeada de Biergartens), sacandonos el frio de encima.Read more

  • Day28


    May 28, 2019 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Bit damp so we had 2 days in our hotel beside a river with forest walks. I was promised no churches, museums or galleries. And she delivered. Nice.

  • Day2

    Arrived in Munich...8PM. Local time...

    October 1, 2018 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    From the airport we caught a train into downtown. Took about 45 minutes. Checked in to our hotel and then we went to dinner. We walked some in old town and ate in an old timey pub. We are back at our hotel now (midnight) and going to bed.

  • Day4

    Day 3

    June 1, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Day 3
    Today I did the walking tour around Munich. It was really lovely and a long day. My feet are pretty sore now though but definitely worth it. We learnt about the history of Munich and what I found most interesting was that at the end of the war the city was destroyed with 90% of the buildings been bombed. The rubble was equivalent to the 2 Giza pyramids. I met 2 other girls from Australia on this tour. It is very easy to gravitate towards other Aussies

    It was a 2 and a half hour walk and afterwards we went to visit the English gardens to see the surfers in the river it's pretty crazy how they do it in such a confined space

    Afterwards one of the girls and I went back to the markets and I had my first bratwurst. Or was really good. You wonder how all the people here aren't all bigger than they are their food is full of carbs but they do walk and bike everywhere. So many bikes!!

    It's a great place to people watch it's constantly busy😊

    Dinner I'm eating now is a hearty stew and rice. Quite delicious. They have lots of middle eastern places here I have discovered.

    It also is a place for lots of diversity with races. Plenty of communities within the city it's really great to see👍

    Tomorrow I start the trip with the bus so a fairly early morning and off to bed for me pretty early. It's one of the shorter bus lengths I will have to do, only a couple of hours. Feeling a bit gross getting the start of a cold, a really sore throat but hopefully I fight it off with a good nights sleep!!
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  • Day48


    October 13, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    We are staying at a place called Pöcking which is a village about a 45 minute train ride from the centre of Munich. We decided to spend the day in Munich today given things close by 2pm in Germany on Saturday. At the train station, we were buying our tickets for the train and a German couple came up to ask us if we needed any assistance. Then another man came over and started chatting to us. We talked for the 10 minutes whilst waiting for the train and the 40 or so minutes in on the train. He was a 62 year old psychotherapist, and a lovely guy. We had an interesting conversation about the psychotherapists across the world and their opinion of Trump. I had read a number of articles previously about his narcissism and sociopathic traits. Since I last read up about it, a lot more literature has appeared online! Anyway, both those instances in the space of an hour go against the general information Mena and Mia (our German au pairs) have given us about grumpy and unfriendly Germans. We will continue to monitor if that changes during the next few weeks ;-)

    The train spat us out at Marienplatz, the main town square, so we were able to hang around there, go up the tower of the Rathaus (town hall), and witness the Rathaus-Glockenspiel "show" in the main tower which consists of 43 bells and 32 life-sized acting out one of two songs and stories. Up in the tower, we were able to give Finn a glimpse of the Bayern Munich home ground, Allianz Stadium.

    We had a walk through the Viktualienmarkt, which is an open market place packed with all sorts of shops selling sausage, cheese, mushrooms, mulled wine, fruit and veg, bakeries... and a maypole.

    Finn was on the lookout for every sport shop known to man now that he is in football country, so that he could buy a pair of away game shorts to go with his away game jersey for Real Madrid. We found a lot of shops, but all were either sold out or didn't have his side. He can now nag us until we get to Berlin about finding a sports shop. Oh yay.

    We went into the Bayern Munich Fan Shop which was on three levels and had everything branded with Bayern Munich you could possibly think of (babies dummies, toothbrushes, dog bowls - you name it!). Finn sweet talked us into his birthday present (training shirt, shorts and socks, and they threw in a cap for free), which he now needs to wait two months to receive. Birthday shopping done!

    We had lunch in a bierhaus. So one thing we have already noticed in Germany (or perhaps this is unique to Bavaria) is that if they say something on the menu to describe the meal, it is quite literal. The kids ordered traditional Bavarian meatloaf for lunch. The menu described it as "200gm meatloaf". What arrive was a white plate with 200gm slice of meatloaf. That's it - no garnish, no sauce, no anything. Just a lump of meatloaf.

    I ordered something described as "white sausage salad with gherkin and onions". What I received as the most gigantic pile of thinly sliced sausage scattered with red onion rings and 1/2 a gherkin with a clear vinegar type of dressing over the top. No actual salad item. It is quite bizarre.

    One of the other things I had noticed in the villages we drove through yesterday and again in Marienplatz is the blue and white stripey poles. They are mostly ornately decorated. Googled that too and note they are Maypoles. There is one outside our AirBnb and even a small one in the garden.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Marienplatz, Mary's Square, مارين بلاتز, Мариенплац, Μαρίενπλατς, מריאנפלאץ, マリエン広場, 마리엔 광장, Plac Mariacki w Monachium, 玛利亚广场

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