Munich The Fascinating City In Bavaria, Munich Part 3

English Garden, Munich, Germany
English Garden, Munich, Germany | Source

Transportation


Transportation in Munich is very good. My friend Celia and I kept on commuting with bus, tram, U-Bahn ( underground train) and S-Bahn (railway train). Of course I was following her wherever we went for she is an expert with this kind of traveling inside and outside Munich. As there were always transportation vehicles, we did not have to wait for long. We just had to choose which one we had to take.

Driving in Munich with your own car can be tricky as it is difficult to find a parking place and it is expensive. I bought an IsarCard ticket for using all methods of transportation for the whole week and it costs only €14.80. So it was a sort of adventure for me visiting a place like museum with a tram, then going out and driving an U-Bahn and then going out and getting into a tram. I was sometimes confused but happy enjoying the ride like a small child.

Laim Station, Munich
Laim Station, Munich | Source
Peterskirche behind Viktualienmakt, Munich, Germany
Peterskirche behind Viktualienmakt, Munich, Germany | Source
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Viktualienmarkt, Munich, GermanyHofbraeuhaus, Munich, Germany
Viktualienmarkt, Munich, Germany
Viktualienmarkt, Munich, Germany | Source
Hofbraeuhaus, Munich, Germany
Hofbraeuhaus, Munich, Germany | Source

Another Places To Visit


Viktualienmarkt


Viktualienmarkt is located not far from Marienplatz but near to St. Peterskirche (St. Peter Church). It is the oldest but the largest market in Munich. There are many stalls that are selling different kinds of vegetables, flowers, and fruits from the local farmers and from different European countries. Meat butchers there have shops below the church. The foods that are sold here are of high quality and I have heard that the prices are high compared to a supermarket.


Hofbräuhaus


Hofbräuhaus is a Bavarian restaurant and one of the most popular beer houses in the world. It is always a must to go to Hofbräuhaus when you are in Munich. It is the meeting place for beer lovers and typical Bavarian food are served here like Weißwurst (white sausage) with homemade sweet mustard, roasted pork with potato dumplings and Sauerkraut.


When Celia and I went inside, I was hit by the smell of the beer and the smell of the Sauerkraut. The atmosphere was good although full of tourists who wanted to taste the Bavarian cuisine. Me on my part, was feeling drunk from the smell of the masses (liters) of beers that the tourists were drinking. It felt like I was drinking as well. After taking photos inside, my friend and I went to another place.

Inside Hofbraeuhaus, Munich, Germany
Inside Hofbraeuhaus, Munich, Germany | Source

City Gardens


English Garden


English Garden (Englischer Garten in German language) is a large garden located near the city center and it is open to the public. It is called English garden because the style of this garden is informal. According to wikipedia, it was created in the late 18Th century by an English man Sir Benjamen Thompson and this garden is larger than the Central Park in New York.


The English Garden has a Chinese Pagoda and a Japanese restaurant. The garden is really large because there were a lot of people jogging, cycling or just strolling around without disturbing each other. As it was the beginning of the week and the weather was very changeable, the beer garden was not full.


The landscape of the garden is very beautiful with a lake that added to the beauty. I have heard that on a hot summer day some people are sunbathing in the park, naked. I was told about it but have not seen one maybe because of the wet weather.


Hofgarten


Hofgarten is a garden near to the city center and to Odeonplatz. It is one of the most beautiful garden in the city where my friend and I took a rest. It was late afternoon when we had our dinner at the Altes Hackerhaus restaurant. As we were so tired walking the whole day and very exhausted from our very hearty dinner, we decided to go to the Hofgarten for a rest. This garden is different from the Englische Garten for the flowers are in rows. There is an order of the plants growing in lines.

Odeonsplatz, Munich, Germany
Odeonsplatz, Munich, Germany | Source

Good Bye Munich

After our rest in the Hofgarten, we slowly but joyfully walked to our next destination which was home for me for one week. Celia and I went to the U-Bahn and then to the S-Bahn and walking a few steps until we arrived in the cosy flat of my friend. Another day was fruitfully gone. The next day is another day of adventure.



Sources: Wikipedia and Flyers of Munich

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English Garden, ( behind, the Monopteros Temple) Munich, Germany
English Garden, ( behind, the Monopteros Temple) Munich, Germany | Source
English Garden, Munich, Germany
English Garden, Munich, Germany | Source
English Garden, Munich, Germany
English Garden, Munich, Germany | Source
Hofgarten, Munich, Germany
Hofgarten, Munich, Germany | Source

I love Munich, You Tube Video

Map of Munich, Germany

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A markerViktualenmarkt -
Viktualienmarkt, München, Deutschland
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The oldest and largest market in Munich.

B markerMarienplatz -
München Marienplatz, 80331 München, Deutschland
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Marienplatz is in the city center where you can see the Glockenspiel. It is the meeting point of all the tourists visiting Munich.

C markerHofgarten -
Hofgarten, Odeonsplatz, 80593 München, Deutschland
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The city garden of Munich.

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twobmad 5 years ago from Myanmar(Burma)

You have been to an interesting place. Your hubs invites me to visit there too. Except that their names of places are hard to pronounce for me. :D


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Gordon Hamilton 5 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Thelma,

I know Munich very well and you are certainly doing it justice. The Englischer Garten and the Hofbrauhaus are incredible. I don't know so much about Odeonsplatz other than as a place for changing U-bahns but it is a pleasure to read your studies of the city.

Hope to read plenty more,

Gordon


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you twobmad for your stopping by and for giving a comment. Yes, you can visit Munich and bring time with you as there are a lot of places to visit. German language is a difficult language and the words are sometimes a tongue twisters.


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hello Gordon Hamilton. I am glad to hear that you know Munich very well. It is really an interesting city with a lot to offer to the people for recreation. I agree with you about Odeonplatz, the place for changing U-Bahns but then it is also a place for the yearly Open Air Concert. I still have to write a hub about this place. Thanks for your follow.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love travel topic and thanks for coming to my latest hub. Wow..... I love Munich. And Englische Garten is the beautiful one. I hope I have a chance to visit this city someday...amen. Thanks for share with us. Vote up!

Prasetio


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

You are welcome. Yes, Munich is a fascinating place to visit. You need at least a week to explore the city. Well, tell me when you have been there or write a hub about your travel. Thanks for stopping by.


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Juiceyme 4 years ago

Hi Thelma,Thank you for stopping by my Germany Hub. It's not quite finished though. So how many languages do you speak, if I might ask? Your language, English and German is what I presume so far! That's so fascinating. Ich wuensche dir sehr fiel glueck ( I wish you very much luck).


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Juiceyme! You are welcome. I´m glad you commented here. Thanks. Right, I speak 4 languages as I count Bisaya and Tagalog (both Philippine languages)as both individual languages. So I get confuse, sometimes. Danke für deine Glückwünsche (thanks for wishing me luck). Take care.


Diogo 22 months ago

I found Munich to be just another large city. It's well worth your while to visit some of the smaellr towns outside Munich.If you have a car you can check out a little town called Rothenburg od der Tauber. Google it for more information. I don't recall how far away it is from Munich but well worth the drive.It's a must see.Also you can visit Neuschwanstein castle which is approx 1 hour outside of Munich. On the way to Neuschwanstein Castle you can visit the town of Oberammergau (the famous Passion Play takes place here) and Mad King Ludwigs Linderhof Castle.I agree with a previous poster, visit Dachau. It's very sad and disturbing but something you will never forget visiting.Enjoy!


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Hi Diogo,

Munich is for me one of the best cities I have seen here in Germany.Yes, I have heard about Rothenburg and the other interesting places in Bavaria. I would love to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Oberammergau and King Ludwigs Linderhof Castle in the future. Thanks for reminding me these places. Thanks for your nice comment, too.

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