A Travellerspoint blog

München, part two

Today was all about castles and sight seeing. This was my last day in Müchen and I wanted to see as much as I could in my short time. My train was leaving relatively early so I was up at the crack of dawn and had breakkfast. This is where I met Tiffany, the girl I was having a discussion with about European women and how they manage to stay slim despite downing gallons of beer and wine and lots of good food. After the meal, I checked out of the hostel and headed to the bus stop for tourists. My first stop was Nymphenburg Palace.

I had a great time looking at all the different rooms and buildings on this complex. I bought a ticket to see all the buildings on this property.

Nymphenburg Palace
Munich May 15 09 wknd 158

Munich May 15 09 wknd 158


Munich May 15 09 wknd 159

Munich May 15 09 wknd 159


Munich May 15 09 wknd 160

Munich May 15 09 wknd 160


Munich May 15 09 wknd 162

Munich May 15 09 wknd 162

Pictures of the palace grounds
Munich May 15 09 wknd 164

Munich May 15 09 wknd 164


Munich May 15 09 wknd 208

Munich May 15 09 wknd 208


Munich May 15 09 wknd 210

Munich May 15 09 wknd 210


Munich May 15 09 wknd 284

Munich May 15 09 wknd 284

Amalienburg - hunting lodge built for Maria Amalia and her husband, Charles VII
Munich May 15 09 wknd 244

Munich May 15 09 wknd 244


Munich May 15 09 wknd 248

Munich May 15 09 wknd 248


Munich May 15 09 wknd 252

Munich May 15 09 wknd 252


Munich May 15 09 wknd 259

Munich May 15 09 wknd 259


Munich May 15 09 wknd 260

Munich May 15 09 wknd 260

Munich May 15 09 wknd 262

Munich May 15 09 wknd 262

Badenburg, the royal bathing house. It is interesting to note that the interior of the house was covered in handmade and extremely expensive Chinese wallpaper which apparently was in vogue here in Germany. Meanwhile, nothing of the sort was actually in style in the Far East!
Munich May 15 09 wknd 272

Munich May 15 09 wknd 272


Munich May 15 09 wknd 275

Munich May 15 09 wknd 275


Munich May 15 09 wknd 277

Munich May 15 09 wknd 277


Munich May 15 09 wknd 280

Munich May 15 09 wknd 280

I then made my way to the Marstallmuseum Nymphenburg. This is a museum where collections of stage coaches, wagons, and celebratory sleighs were on display. Some things were so beautiful but some were kind of scary to look at.
Munich May 15 09 wknd 212

Munich May 15 09 wknd 212


Munich May 15 09 wknd 213

Munich May 15 09 wknd 213


Munich May 15 09 wknd 214

Munich May 15 09 wknd 214


Munich May 15 09 wknd 220

Munich May 15 09 wknd 220


Munich May 15 09 wknd 215

Munich May 15 09 wknd 215


Munich May 15 09 wknd 221

Munich May 15 09 wknd 221


Along a few of the walls, there were loads of pictures of the royal horses. These animals were treated better than some of the wives and common folk.
Munich May 15 09 wknd 235

Munich May 15 09 wknd 235

It was great to see all these structures and read about the history as I went along.
Munich May 15 09 wknd 297

Munich May 15 09 wknd 297


Munich May 15 09 wknd 300

Munich May 15 09 wknd 300

The sun was once again very high in Munich and I was hot but pleasantly so. After the palace, I got back on the tour hop on hop off bus which made its way to all the major sites of the city.
Munich May 15 09 wknd 304

Munich May 15 09 wknd 304

Along the way, the guide instructed us that Munich is very expensive to live, the cities unemployment rate is low at only 5%, it houses a lot (can't remember the exact number) of HUGE European companies that are know world wide. Seimans as an example, (a giant in its market sector) employs a crazy large percentage of the popluation etc..
Munich May 15 09 wknd 305

Munich May 15 09 wknd 305


the BMW museum
photos of landmarks around the city
Munich May 15 09 wknd 308

Munich May 15 09 wknd 308


Munich May 15 09 wknd 317

Munich May 15 09 wknd 317


Munich May 15 09 wknd 323

Munich May 15 09 wknd 323


Munich May 15 09 wknd 324

Munich May 15 09 wknd 324


Munich May 15 09 wknd 331

Munich May 15 09 wknd 331


Munich May 15 09 wknd 341

Munich May 15 09 wknd 341


I was disappointed a bit as Munich cannot and should not be done in only a day and a half but I worked with what I had. I left around 4pm for my train bound to home and work. My hope is to get back to Munich one day again as the city is a treasure trove of historical and fun things to explore.
Munich May 15 09 wknd 344

Munich May 15 09 wknd 344


Munich May 15 09 wknd 352

Munich May 15 09 wknd 352


Munich May 15 09 wknd 364

Munich May 15 09 wknd 364


Munich May 15 09 wknd 365

Munich May 15 09 wknd 365

Posted by CanaGerm 12:44 Archived in Germany Tagged backpacking

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint