We started day two in Munich with a bus tour. Since we were near the center of the city, we slowly worked our way toward the “suburbs”. Soon after leaving the hotel, we passed the location where Octoberfest is held. They were in the process of taking everything down, but we could still see the majority of the tents. From this distance you couldn’t really judge the size of things, but we were told that each tent could hold between 7,000 to 10,000 people! Here’s what it looked like.
As we went farther out from the city, we saw some beautiful landscape. One of the coolest stops we made was at the BMW assembly plant and museum. The museum was massive and very impressive. Across the street was the assembly plant, one of three in Bavaria (southern Germany). I went nuts with car shots but won’t bore you with them, so here are some shots of the museum and plant.
We headed back toward Munich city center and Marienplatz (pedestrian walkway) and the Viktualienmarkt (public market). Anything you might want can be found here, including… you guessed it… beer gardens. Here are some images.
After touring the market, we went to the Hofbrauhaus, the famous beer garden with the distinction of having been one of Hitler’s favorite places. Here are some shots of Hofbrauhause.
That evening we went to one more beer garden, recommended by some of our traveling partners, the Loenbraeuke Beer Garden. Our waiter was Italian.. go figure. The service was great, the people were friendly, the beer was massive, and the food very good. I would definitely recommend this place to others.
Here’s the information on the Loenbraeuke Beer Garden.
Nymphenburger Str 2
Phone: 089 54726690
Next, we get on the river boat, the AmaSonata in Vilshofen, Germany.