Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bavarian Love

I have to admit that I failed to recognize the splendor of German culture until this trip to Munich. Beer. Chocolate. Sausage. Ooooooompah Bands! Bavaria has a lot going for it. 

Beer is served as it should be, in ample quantities and in a social atmosphere. 
Cars are a matter of pride, with equal attention given to quality, style and performance. 
The public transit system is organized and easy to use, provided that you pay close attention to the names of the stops. A word to the wise, heading for 'something'straat is not specific enough to guarantee that you will arrive at, or even close to, your desired destination.

Another word to the wise, a front row seat at Munich's Circus Krone is not as wonderful as it sounds, once the well fed twirling elephants come out. I'll just leave it at that. 


Blogger Emma said...

Hey, you were in Germany? I was in Germany! Schön! Sure is a lot of cheese and ham, hey?

April 2, 2009 at 7:33:00 AM MDT  
Blogger erin k h said...

did you go to any of the magical castles round abouts munich? even the 'little' castle that's in town with the awesome-mazing gardens/forrest is pretty spectacular.

and i was at the very bar that that beer mug us from. were YOU? where the servers can carry something like 12 of those CRAZY heavy mugs FULL and don't even break them?

man. munich. rad.

April 2, 2009 at 9:22:00 PM MDT  
Blogger tori said...

I guess I have a different perspective on the ham and cheese issue. Specifically, I would observe that North America has a scarcity of ham and cheese. Germany (and continental Europe, for that matter) has a proper amount of ham and cheese. When were you in Germany?

Time was limited, so I saw only what I could get to on foot or by easy subway. Old town. BMW museum. National museum. Olympic stadium. Hofbrauhaus.

The beer wenches are awesome. I had to drink my beer with two hands. I'm definitely not going to challenge one of them to an arm wrestling match(unless I have more than two beers, in which case, I've been known to instigate a lot of ill conceived things).

April 3, 2009 at 5:12:00 PM MDT  

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