Saturday, April 23, 2011

Our first stop: Munich, Germany

I feel like I have been gone so long, I have a million things to do, but I want to start remembering the trip and writing things down so I don't forget :)
Who's been to Munich?  Isn't it amazing?

We stayed at the Sheraton Munich, and we learned how to take the underground everywhere from the airport!  I love their public transportation systems... we didn't even take a taxi until the last leg of the trip 3 weeks in :)

We landed in the late afternoon and wasted no time getting out of the hotel and getting lost until we found an amazing restaurant.  Success!  

We loved it so much, we stayed there for a couple hours...
 Inside the brauhaus... it was an older one!
 Some of the best beer I have ever tasted!
 I gave up being a veg on this trip and just enjoyed the food!  This "pizza" look alike is made with yeast from the beer.
Our walk back to the hotel was beautiful!

We were lucky to spend 4 days here - we saw (and ate) so many wonderful things.  We are the touristy people who love those "City Sightseeing" buses.  We hoped on one of those and started exploring.
TL needed his latte, so he was quick to find a little coffee shack ;)
 Olympia Park in Munich is a must see!  The 1972 Summer Olympics were held here and the grounds are amazing.  This is Olympic Tower and it stretches 290 meters tall.  The elevator in the tower goes 7 meters/second (fast!).
 The BMW Factory - employs 96,000 people world wide, 24,000 of them work there.  It takes 40 hours to make one car!  (If I am remembering correctly) ;)
 On top of the tower.  We were so lucky with the weather we had - sunny & clear!
 You may remember what happened during the '72 olympics... The "Munich Massacre" when the members of the Israeli team were taken hostage and murdered.  It happened in the Olympic Village and where they were murdered is now a memorial area.
 The grounds are huge - and beautiful!
 We loved the unique architecture. 
 This is the pool where US Swimmer Mark Spitz set the world record for most gold medals (before Phelps, of course)
 I love traveling with this guy.
 The famous Hofbrauhaus... a MUST visit for anyone going to Munich!
 Tim and his weenies... haha.
The architecture is just beautiful!
 The famous hafbrauhaus one liter beers!
 I loved this city...
 Flowers were in bloom everywhere which reminded me of my mom!
We loved this city!!

What a beautiful first stop - we could definitely go back there someday.  The people were friendly, the food was delicious, and there was so much to see & do!
I miss Munich already.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend... sorry for the long post.

xoxo

25 comments:

Tony Antenucci said...

omg i went to hofbrauhaus and had a liter beer too!!! it was in 2007, I drank the entire thing....took a long time though lol
looks like you had so much fun!!! :)

Hannah said...

Gorgeous!! Can't wait to hear about the other stops. I've never been to Europe so I'm enjoying living vicariously through you (for now...)

=) Glad you two are back safe and sound!

Traci said...

I traveled all over Germany after I graduated high school and it was so much fun!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

wow what an amazing trip. Oh and please tell me more about that pizza. If there's anything I seem to forget when I am on a trip, it's always my diet. Diet does not exist in my vocabulary. I hope you had a fun yummy vacay.

Meghan said...

I love your pictures! I was in Munich last summer and I LOVED it! Definitely enjoyed the Hofbrauhaus! Have you been to the English Gardens? SO beautiful! Look for the surfers!

Erika and Jason said...

We were just there in August and went to all those places too! We loved it:-) Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

ifs ands butts said...

One od my favorite cities! Going back in June and for Oktoberfest in September! Love their lifestyle and appreciation of the outdoors

Frances said...

ohhh I loveee Germany, I can't wait to read all your recaps!!! you guys did so much in Munich what great tourists you are!! beautiful pics!!

Allison said...

I'm loving the architecture! I have no knowledge of Germany at all, but I did go to homecoming with the German exchange student. :)

Leslee said...

Oh WOW, WOW, WOW!!! The history and architecture in Germany looks fantastic! Loving the flower/Mom comment (duh!)...

Enjoying your trip so far... :-)

It's All About the View said...

Tracy ~ loved your recap of Munich!
Those are my people....and Kurt and I stayed at the Sheraton too! It was the only time we stayed in an American hotel while we were in that area. We were longing for a big bed and large shower! I can't wait to hear more about your trip!
Sue

Jessica said...

I may have to steal your itinerary! It looks like a great trip so far! Can't wait to see more.

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, how beautiful!!!! I am SO SO jealous!! I love that shot of y'all on top of the tower.

Happy Easter!!

Lauren said...

I can't wait to read more! A long Europe trip is definitely on our bucket list!

MJ said...

How fun!! I can't wait to see all of the pictures from each trip!! Keep them coming :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

YAY! So happy you are starting your trip posts! I've always wanted to go to Munich. I mean look at those beers!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh Tracy I should have said in my last post that Nick and I may be going to Munich (and other places) this fall, and if so I'll be hitting you up for recs! :)

Bree said...

My gosh, the size of that beer haha I think my boyfriend would die. I can't wait to hear/see more about your trip!

Becca said...

Oh it looks gorgeous! I love living vicariously through other people who travel... until we do one day! The beer looks yummy. The city looks so quaint. In the photo where you're drinking the beer, do you know those people in the background? Or is it common to sit with strangers at a big table like that? Love the recaps, keep them coming please!!

Jax said...

Agh! That beer is bigger than your head! Love it! :) What fabulous photos! And what a beautiful place! I love that last pic.. gosh what an amazing backdrop! Ya'll are too adorable together. I know I know. I say that a lot, but seriously... I kinda want to watch your trip on television or something like "Tracy and TL Explore Europe tonight at 5!" haha.. I'd be hooked! And finally, I stalked...er...looked at...you fbook photos from the trip and have a random compliment.. I'm DIGGING your scarves. I am obsessed with scarves. Seriously. I think I have a problem. Yours are all so fabulous and I just wanted you to know, friend! Have a great evening!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I cannot wait to see the rest of the posts, WHAT a fabulous trip!!!

Nicole Marie said...

munich is so beautiful!!!

The Hill House said...

So pretty! I'm behind on checking these posts out, but I'm hooked by the first one!

Ocean Dreams said...

I've always wanted to visit Germany, especially since I'm German! That beer and food looks delish.

Newlywed Next Door said...

Love Munich! Hofbrauhaus is so fun and yummy!
Loved reading all your travel tales!