Hallo! Today we toured the very large city of Munich! Munich is the capital of Bavaria, the German state that we are staying in. The city has a very deep history, and had a lot to explore! The first thing we experienced in Munich was a bell show at the Marienplatz. The bells from one of the biggest churches in Munich rang as decorative characters on the church moved in unison. It was quite spectacular, almost like a very large cuckoo clock!
We then walked through the city, stopping at numerous locations of historical importance. I remember specifically that we stopped at an area where someone of German nobility was murdered! The memorial was right outside of the oldest hotel in Munich, where Michael Jackson frequented while he was on tour!
Later, we went out to lunch at an outdoor restaurant called Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger. I ordered some authentic Bavarian pork, and it tasted great! I think I’m going to miss the food here most when I go home!
After lunch, my group decided to go find some souvenirs to buy. I found a lot of cool things, but I’m only going to talk about a few (the rest are gifts)! I bought a set of glass cups with various different German locations printed on the front of them. They are awesome, but also bubble wrapped and in my suitcase, so you won’t be able to see a picture of them sadly (you’ll have to take my word for it!). I also bought a Bavarian flag! I can’t wait to fly it at home and show my Bavarian spirit! This place is like my home away from home. Finally, I bought a German Lego set! The writing is all in English sadly, but it’s German in every other way I suppose. I hope all these things fit in my carry-on!
To finish the day, we had dinner at a hamburger restaurant! I had a chicken sandwich with fries and a soda. I don’t have any pictures of this one because I ate it so fast. It was tasty!
Tomorrow we are visiting Dachau, a concentration camp memorial from the second World War. I’m interested to learn about the history there, and how it has affected the world around us today. See you all tomorrow! Tschüss!