Munich – Day 2

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.

 

The aftermath of Octoberfest.

The aftermath of Octoberfest.

 

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.

 

BMW Factory and Museum

BMW Factory and Museum

BMW museum.

BMW museum.

BMW assembly plant.

BMW assembly 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.

 

Vegetable stand at the Viktualienmarkt near Marienplatz

Vegetable stand at the Viktualienmarkt near Marienplatz

Beer garden at the Viktualienmarkt near Marienplatz

Beer garden at the Viktualienmarkt near Marienplatz

 

 

Stands at the Viktualienmarkt near Marienplatz

Stands at the Viktualienmarkt near Marienplatz

 

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.

 

Hofbrauhaus entrance

Hofbrauhaus entrance

Original Hofbrauhaus sign.

Original Hofbrauhaus sign.

Hofbrauhaus interior.

Hofbrauhaus interior.

The Hofbrauhaus entertainment.

The Hofbrauhaus entertainment.

Hofbrauhaus outdoor beer garden.

Hofbrauhaus outdoor beer garden.

 

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.

 

Loenbraeuke Beer Garden

Loenbraeuke Beer Garden

Loenbraeuke Beer Garden

Loenbraeuke Beer Garden

 

Here’s the information on the Loenbraeuke Beer Garden.

Nymphenburger Str 2

80335 Munchen

Phone: 089 54726690

 

Next, we get on the river boat, the AmaSonata in Vilshofen, Germany.

 

 

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