The plan was to make our stay in Munich, capital city of Bavaria in Germany, as short as possible. From what I read, nothing about the city excites me. It seems like just another city to me~ Very liveable (top in the world, for 2010 at least), safe and clean. Sounds like Singapore, no?
Marienplatz is one of those places that every visitor goes to at least once while in Munich. It’s the central square in the heart of the city, and is home to the Mariensäule, the Old and the New Town Hall of Munich. And the famous domes atop the twin towers of the Catholic Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady can be seen from afar.
Coincidentally, we were there an hour before noon, just in time to hear the Glockenspiel carillon chime and watch the 32 life-sized figures reenact historical Bavarian events. Somewhat like the astronomical clock show in Prague!
We went to Viktualienmarkt, Munich’s daily outdoor farmers market, from Marienplatz. It’s not as bustling as I thought it will be, perhaps due to the early hour..
There’s lots of stalls, selling everything from from fruits, vegetables and seafood, to pastries, honey, spices, flowers etc. Garlands of sausages are a common sight, plus raw pig trotters, anyone? Of course, I didn’t get that -__- Bought a box of sauerkraut to munch on instead and it was so cheap! Weird, I know, to have that as a snack, but I love that tangy stuff~ Good ones are so hard to find in Singapore!
Before leaving, we had a meal at some random restaurant which we saw by chance. Luckily, the food was great! Everything was tasty and fresh, from the pan fried zander fish, to the orecchiette pasta and asparagus risotto~
Friedenheimer Straße 59a
That’s that, for Munich. Somehow, I’ve got a feeling that I’ll be back there again soon.. And the only thing that makes me happy about that (for now) is the wealth of beer gardens, yay!