Travel Diary: 3 Days in Munich

11.08.2019

If you read my last post you know that I am now living in Germany! I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to live abroad and experience another culture. I'm most thankful and excited about the travel that I'll be able to do. With that being said, I have focused mostly on beauty here on The Glossy Glam but I will be incorporating more travel posts into the mix. I'm definitely no expert on traveling (not yet anyway!) but I'm excited to share with you my Travel Diaries and the many things I'm sure I'll learn. I'll be giving you a look into what I/my family did while we traveled, where we ate, what mistakes we made and what we'd do differently, favorite apps/websites, and of course some fashion/beauty/shopping thrown in! I hope you enjoy these and they give you some inspiration to travel and explore new places!


First up is the beautiful city of Munich. Munich is known worldwide for its Oktoberfest celebration, but there is so much more to this beautiful city! {Huge 'travel blogger' newbie fail - I forgot my camera! I know, that's the look I gave myself once we boarded the train and I realized it. So the iPhone camera had to do (it actually wasn't bad though lol)! So first tip - don't forget your camera!}


Day 1
We arrived mid afternoon by train straight into Munchen HBF and walked 7 minutes to our hotel. Munich is an easy city to walk and if something is too far don't worry their public transportation system is great and very easy to use!

So once we were checked in and freshened up we walked to the Marienplatz and New Town Hall. This structure was stunning! I had such a hard time capturing this beauty with my iphone but you can still see how beautiful it was. It was completed in 1908 after 40 years of construction and is over 300 feet long!
This area is pretty busy and full of people. If your schedule allows, I suggest stopping at one of the surrounding cafes and grabbing a coffee. This area makes for the perfect place to people watch and just enjoy.


After hanging out and doing a little people watching we strolled to find some food. There are so many options and most looked pretty good. We stopped at a little place (I forgot the name, sorry!) and opted to sit outside since the weather was so nice. After we ate we strolled back to the world famous Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz to watch the figurines dance around to music. This area was even more crowded during this time but the show was super cute.




Next we walked over to Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan. The structure is made of beautiful yellow stone on the outside and the inside is adorned with gorgeous white stone. 

 Right next to it is the Feldherrenhalle located at the end of the Odeonsplatz.


By this time it was getting late so we decided to call it day. We did manage to catch a little shopping before getting back to our hotel. I stopped in H&M - I'm always curious to see how stores I'm used to seeing in the States fare in Europe. I definitely think many of them are so much better here! Also, I spotted a Sephora and had to check it out. It was inside what I believe would be a department store, similar to the Sephora in JC Penny in the States. It was small and didn't have what I was looking for at the time, but it was nice to see it again. (There is a Sephora in Germany, a little under 2 hours away from me. At this time in our stay here I hadn't made my way there yet).


DAY 2
The next day we woke up and ate a traditional German breakfast courtesy of our hotel. A traditional German breakfast consist of fresh breads (of course!), jams, spreads, meats, cheeses, soft boiled eggs, yogurt, muesli, and fruit. I'm sure there are a few other things that can be added or taken away but this is the gist of it. Oh and of course coffee/tea and fresh squeezed juice!

 {Beautiful Drndl in a shop as we walked by}


{The Residenz Palace}



{Hofgarten}


Once we were done with breakfast we headed back out to see the sites. We walked through the same area and visited The Residenz Museum. We didn't actually go inside the museum because we had other things on our agenda but we did walk the grounds. The grounds are beautiful and there is a rotunda lined with flowers in the Hofgarten. There was a violinist playing in the dome, it was dreamy! 

{Eisbach}

Next we walked through the Palace Garden and found our way to the English Garden. First up I wanted to see the river surfers at the Eisbach. This was so much fun to watch! The kids really enjoyed it. We watched this for a little while and then walked through the English Garden - we stopped to eat at the Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Tower). We had bavarian food here - schniztel (chicken), potatoes, pretzels, veggies, and of course beer! I'm not a huge beer drinker but when in Rome, or should I say when in Bavaria!



Next up we took public transportation to the Nymphenburg Palace. This was so cool to see. You can walk the grounds or pay to see the inside. The kids really wanted to see the inside so we paid for it - I believe it was around 20 Euros for all 5 of us.


After the palace we went for eis, got a little turned around with the tram to get back to our hotel but alas we made it!

{Note: if the hard rock cafe is your thing, there is one here!}

We ate at this really cool place, Enter The Dragon,  the food was so good and the vibe was great! (I took lots of video on this trip, if you're following me on Instagram you saw, if not you should lol).

DAY 3

The next day we went to the BMW museum using public transportation. If you're into cars, definitely make sure to check this out. We chose to go on Sunday because they are open and most other things are shut down  (except food, but retail). My boys loved it!
{Paddleboating at Olympic Park}

Once we were done here we walked across the street to the Olympic Park. We rode the electric scooters around the Park and just hung out, enjoying the sun. We also did the paddleboats around the river there. So much fun!

{Other places to see in Munich - the famous Hofbrauhaus (I'm not sure how we forgot to go here but its amazing how quick our days went!); Glyptothek; St Peter's Church}

The next day we woke up and packed up and headed home via the train. We had such a good time! Next time we come hopefully it will be for Oktoberfest! Have you been to Munich? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!


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