Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Three most memorable things about Munich...

Hafbrahaus.  This is the most famous beer house in Munich and I can see why.  Full grown men in leiderhosen, and all the beer and pretzels you can eat.  There was a brass band and locals singing, and of course lots of drunk people and people pretending to be drunk.  One of my favorite moments was when a waitress was trying to carry 12 beer glasses from her table back to the kitchen--I somehow got in her way, and it was probably the scariest thing that happened to me my whole time in Europe.  Luckily I got out of her way before she ran me over--or dropped the beer glasses. 

St. Peter's Tower. We climbed 12 or more flights of stairs to get to the top. And it was worth every step.  The view was amazing and we got to see the red roofs of Munich--something that we decided was very European--if we did that here, people would tell us to move back to Mesa--but in Europe it's all artsy and quaint.  

The Glokenspiel.  This is famous for 
it's puppet-like adornments that "dance" when the clock bells ring.  There are two times a day when the song and dance lasts for 10 minutes--at least it felt like 10 minutes.  Crowds stop moving and people stop shopping and everyone just looks up at the clock tower--at least for the first minute...then everyone remembers if they want to be entertained they can just pull our their iPhone.  C1 and I watched the entire, thing, though.  We didn't have an iPhone anyway (just an iTouch--aren't we lucky?).  Around the clock are tons of shops and a few fun cafes.  But the best thing in the square was a professional accordian player--of course--why wouldn't there be?  This guy was part of the instrument.

Disclaimer: I don't know how to spell in German.


  1. I am a little surprised you could recall your three most memorable events after your binge drinking at Harbrahaus. But, when in Rome... :)

  2. yes...the apple beer was just intoxicating!!

  3. Wow! Good for you guys! It sure sounds like you had a lot of fun over there...I'm jealous!

  4. What are those white sausages floating in water? Sausage Soup? Love the red roof thing- what a beautiful city!