Off We Go – Munich Day 1

So it’s about 2 PM Monday afternoon and we just got to the hotel in Munich.  We checked in and decided we needed to explore for food.  We learned that there was a pedestrian walkway,  Marienplatz,  about 10 minutes away with restaurants and stores.

Entrance to the pedestrian walk

Entrance to the pedestrian walk

When we got there, we weren’t disappointed.  There were hundreds (I’m not kidding) of sidewalk shops, stores, and beer gardens associated with restaurants.  This walk went on for blocks and branched off onto other streets.  We even found a cathedral or two along the way.  Check out the following images to see what I mean.

Pedestrian walk beer garden.

Pedestrian walk beer garden.

If you like pretzels, you won’t be disappointed.  Pretzel making is apparently an art form that has been perfected all over Munich, no matter where you buy one.

Pretzel shop on the pedestrian walk.

Pretzel shop on the pedestrian walk.

St Peters Cathedral is a very small yet very ornate cathedral as you can see.

St Peters Cathedral

St Peters Cathedral

I digress, so on our first afternoon in Munich… looking for food and walking around the city, you may be asking yourself, what “amazing local dish did he have to eat for lunch?”   I had a vegetable smoothie.  Very Munich-like don’t you think?  But have no fear, the rest of the time here we more than made up for it with traditional German food.  😉

That evening the hotel desk person recommended a restaurant/ beer garden a few blocks away, so we headed out.  We found Augustiner- Keller Beer Garden.  I didn’t realize how much power and influence the beer industry has here.  Each eating establishment must advertise they brand of beer they offer because the beer companies are also  sponsors of the establishment.  In this case we were going to experience Augustiner beer.  Augustiner is a very nice beer, very light and flavorful.  We ate in one of the outside beer gardens, sitting at a table with another couple we didn’t know (the European way).  Here are a couple of images.

Augustiner - Keller Beer Garden

Augustiner – Keller Beer Garden

Augustiner - Keller Beer Garden

Augustiner – Keller Beer Garden

This was a very enjoyable experience with good Bavarian beer and German wine.  The food was amazing.  This is definitely a do again and highly recommended.  If you would like to try Augustiner-Keller, here’s their information.

ArnulfstraBe 52

80335 Munchen

Phone: +49 (0)89-59 43 93

Email: buero@augustinerkeller.de

Website: http://www.augustinerkeller.de

 

 

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