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.
Pictures of the palace grounds
Amalienburg - hunting lodge built for Maria Amalia and her husband, Charles VII
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!
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.
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.
It was great to see all these structures and read about the history as I went along.
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.
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..
the BMW museum
photos of landmarks around the city
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.