Today we set off to see the Englischer Garten. It’s apparently the biggest garden in the world or something like that anyway. When we got there (finally) we discovered that it was indeed incredibly large and would take the best part of the day to explore. This would mean missing out on going to the food market in the city that we had also planned for the day. Food missions generally win and today was no exception, so we headed out of the park and to the market, with the plan to come back to the garden later in the day.
The markets in Munich are fab, and are on everyday except Sunday. We can’t really quite ever remember what they are actually called, so lets just call them the “Virtual Market”.
When we got there, we snacked on a Leberkase roll. Divine.
Then we bought some cheeses and bread and took them to the Wine Bar, where we had some delicious wine, and ate our cheese and bread.
After our cheese and wine, we had cake. The strawberry brownie was pretty much the best tasting cake ever.
Then we went up the clock tower. We had to walk. There were lots of steps.
Then we decided to head back to the Englischer Garten. Besides some weird guy sitting in a park sharpening rocks we made it there without incident.
Unfortunately, just as we got there, it started to rain quite heavily. And thunder. We had to take shelter at the back of a museum. We noticed there was a little cafe/bar inside and decided to see out the now hail storm with a cup of coffee.
The storm passed, but we were enjoying our time sitting up at the bar watching the incredibly skilled bar tenders make amazing cocktails for everyone. So we had a whiskey. Then a mojito.
We eventually decided we had better leave. Gave up on going to the park by this stage (already nearly dark by this stage). On our way to train station, we saw surfers – yes, surfers, SURFING IN THE RIVER!! Crazy. We watched them for a good while.
We went off to try to get some dinner. Problem was there had been a soccer match on and everything was crazy busy. Nowhere would have us. Eventually, around 10pm we found a place near our hotel that gave us a table. We ate dinner at about 1030pm, it was thoroughly enjoyed by our now starving selves.