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Bill and Jude's Excellent Adventure Munich Part 3

Day 3 in Munich. Happy Anniversary to us! We took a walking Third Reich tour and covered a ton of ground. There was so much that I can't even remember half of it. Lots of information to digest. We saw the Konigsplatz, the Karolinenplatz, the Eternal Flame to the victims of National Socialism, the Odeonsplatz, and more, before ending up at the Museum Quarter. We were impressed with everything we saw. After the tour ended, we wandered back toward the Residenz, had lunch outdoors, then spent the rest of our time in the Residenz. That was our favorite of everything so far. We could not get enough of it. They practically had to kick us out. Afterward, we just continued walking toward the direction of the Isar Gate until we stopped for some pizza. More walking (and WALKING!) until we ended up back at the Hackerhaus for beer and hot potato soup. It was cold and I really appreciated the warm blankets on the backs of the chairs. We made our way back to the pension and called it a night.

The next day was a Sunday and pretty much everything was closed so we just wandered around and took a lot of pictures. We thought about visiting Nymphenburg Palace but decided to stay in town instead. We stopped for beer in the Hofbrauhaus and there was an oompah band playing. Fun!! There was a large mass going on in the Marienplatz and we watched that from the sidelines while enjoying a delicious pastry. During our travels on Saturday, we had visited the Dallmayr Delicatessen and picked up a big tin of hot chocolate as a gift for Marion, our hostess at Lindner. It's all I drink, and she didn't offer it on the buffet, but she made me a special mug out of her personal stash every morning we were there. She seemed genuinely touched with the gift. We paid for our room on Sunday evening, as we had a very early train on Monday morning. We paid in cash and got a 5% discount. Marion printed our train tickets for us, and we called it an early night. We had a long and busy Monday ahead of us. On our way to the train early on Monday, it was still dark and we had the whole Marienplatz to ourselves. We got some great pictures, with no people in the way. I was sorry to leave Munich, I really loved it. The church bells were so lovely, I never got tired of them. I knew I was going to miss them for sure...

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Echoing Paul above, Judy. I am so enjoying reading your fun report. Happy Anniversary-it sounds as if you chose a terrific way of celebrating your very special occasion. Also, you must be having a lot of fun; it comes across loud and clear in your writing. I am eagerly waiting for more postings....and ps, like you, I love being a tourist and seeing all the "touristy" places I'd only read about. Thank you for sharing your trip with us.

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Great report! I love your enthusiasm!! Hope you let us hear more!!

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Judy, your report just GLOWs with enthusiasm for everything you saw and enjoyed. I'm so glad that Paul popped up and urged you to write a report (and that you are indulging us!). I love that even if, for example, the food isn't great somewhere, you still appreciated the meal for the atmosphere. It really sounds like you're able to look on the bright side.

Glad you were able to do a kindness AND get your hot chocolate!

As the others have said, i certainly hope you keep going. Happy 28th anniversary, glad you finally made it on your trip.

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Thank you for posting! Now I want some hot chocolate and a return trip to Munich!

Looking forward to reading about your next stop.

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I too love your attitude and knew your trip report would make good reading, I'm eager to read the next installment. I have to laugh remembering the discussion on Paul's post and also the comments from that other thread that was mentioned. People seem judgmental and condescending when calling your itinerary the 'typical American' route of touristy places. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you are most likely typical Americans, so why shouldn't you see and do what so many other typical Americans have done and enjoyed before you. It was your trip and I'm so glad that it made you happy, my similar first trip to Germany made me happy too.

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Sounds like an awesome trip! The best part for me was learning there is a Harley dealership in Munich! Who knew? That reminds me that one of the guys on our last Oktoberfest trip rented a touring bike after the fest and spent a week riding around the German/Austrian border. Then you don’t have to admit to renting a car ;)

DJ

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@DJ-- don't think for one minute, that my husband was not DYING to ride those twisty turny roads up in the mountains. All I kept hearing was, 'oh man.. my bike.. my bike' He wore a Harley jacket and we lost track of how many people approached us to talk bikes and show us pics of theirs. Every town, every day. It was hilarious.

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There's also Harley dealerships near Salzburg and in Innsbruck. We got shirts for friends last time we were there.

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We saw the one by Innsbruck but not Salzburg. We were driving past with not a lot of time to stop so we had to just settle for a drive by.

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What a great idea of hot chocolate for Marion. I stayed there last year and really enjoyed it. I had to leave very early to catch a train on my last day and she packed me a huge breakfast bag for the train ride. I wish I had thought of a gift but I'll keep that in mind for my next trip. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. I fell in love with Munich and have enjoyed reading your trip report.

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Was your 3rd Reich walking tour through Radius Tours? I am looking at doing that tour with my husband and boys when we are in Munich over spring break.

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Was your 3rd Reich walking tour through Radius Tours? I am looking at doing that tour with my husband and boys when we are in Munich over spring break

No... it was a Munich Walks tour. I forget what we paid, maybe 8 or 10 Euro per person. Plus tip of course. Lol.