Munich

I will start this post by saying I WILL be traveling back to Munich before I die. Taylor and I agree that out of our entire trip to Europe, this was our favorite city hands down. Clean + Friendliness + Character + History = a HUGE win in our books!

Our train arrived from Berlin around 6am and it was ROUGH. The only way I can even begin to explain to you what I mean is by showing you this picture…

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It was cold, raining (of course), nothing was open, and we were tired. Taylor was looking at his map while I stood off to the side contemplating why we agreed to take a train through the night that arrived at 6am.

BUT it got better! 🙂

After walking around for a bit, Taylor found a breakfast place that was open! (saving the day once again)

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Just look at how yummy that breakfast looks!! We sat there for at least 2 hours going over our plans for the day and reflecting on what we liked and didn’t like about the trip thus far. I may or may not have mentioned my feelings toward the train ride that lead us there at 6am with a midnight transfer with only 5 minutes to spare. Maybe. But even though it was exhausting and I probably wouldn’t want to do it again, it turned into a positive. We got to relax and enjoy each other’s company for a few hours and explore the city before anybody else!

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We had another tour set up with Sandemans just like we did in Berlin. Munich is a relatively small city so our tour group covered everything within 1.5 hours and was excellent.

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That’s our tour guide in the blue jacket. W e are standing around a 3D replica of the city!

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It wouldn’t be a successful tour without taking a trip to a Beer House!

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There used to be a sign on the end of this street that said you had to hail hitler when you walked past. This gold streak represents the shortcut that thousands of people took in order to avoid the sign.

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The following day was a Sunday and Taylor and I wanted to find a local church to attend. Most of Germany is closed on Sunday and we wanted to experience something really authentic. We found one that was in an adorable part of town and welcomed everyone! It was so cool to see people from all over the world coming together. This was really an amazing experience. 10468440_736008563122663_2668637074711208910_n

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After lunch we decided to get some lunch!

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When we got downtown there were people EVERYWHERE and there was music playing. We had no idea what was going on, but turns out that the soccer team had just won a really big game and everyone was celebrating.

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The soccer stadium!

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Some more exploring…

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Yes those are the Swiss Alps and yes you better believe Switzerland was added to our bucket list right then and there.

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After walking around for a while, we came across a beautiful park just as the sun was starting to shine. 10462893_736008746455978_9052185092899122345_n

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We could hear music coming from the pavilion so we decided to go see what was happening. Apparently, every Sunday afternoon when it’s nice out, someone will bring their speakers and people will gather around and dance! It was so neat!

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