We spent Thanksgiving Day with our friend Chris, who lives in Stuttgart, Germany. He prepared a yummy meal for us (spaghetti, salad, and bread) – thanks, Chrischnitzel!
The Viktualienmarkt is a daily food market and a square in the center of Munich, Germany. It developed from an original farmers’ market to a popular market for gourmets. The selection, variety and exclusiveness of the products offered contribute to the market’s special flair. On an area covering 22,000m², 140 stalls and shops offer flowers, […]
One of Munich’s best-known landmarks, the neo-gothic Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) is located at Marienplatz and was built during the period of architectural revival in Germany from 1867-1909. The carillon is built into the tower and performs at 11am and 5pm every day, with 32 figures portraying a knightly joust and dance (there are […]
The Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in Munich (literally state court-brew of Munich, also Hofbräu München) is a brewery that is owned by the state government. It inspired a world wide famous song, and the phrase “oans, zwoa, g’suffa” (Bavarian dialect for: “one, two, down the hatch”).
The Frauenkirche (full name Dom zu unserer lieben Frau, “Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady”) is the largest church in Munich. Construction began in 1468 and the two towers were completed in 1488. The church was consecrated in 1494. However, the building’s famous domes atop each tower were not built until 1525. The cathedral was damaged […]
Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria, and is Germany’s third largest city. Here are a few photos from around town.
Video of our trip to Heidelberg, Germany. View the photo gallery. Music: King of the Road, by Rufus Wainwright & Teddy Thompson, from the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack Buy Music: