All posts tagged: Munich

Munich: Nymphenburg Palace, Viktualienmarkt & Deutsches Museum

Day 10: When you’re in a foreign country with limited days to soak in its local glory, time is of the essence and you probably wouldn’t want to spend an extravagant amount of time on the buses and trains (unless of course you’re a transport junkie/ filming a music video). For our third and last day in Munich, we ventured towards the city centre with our three destinations for the day not far from one another: Nymphenburg Palace, Viktualienmarkt and Deutsches Museum. First stop: Nymphenburg Palace The summer residence of Bavarian monarchs holds buildings that aren’t too impressive, to be honest. The vast 490-acre landscape gardens on the palace grounds however, are quite a sight and they made for a pleasant stroll on a day like this, where sunshine came without the heat. Bird chasing, anyone? Getting to the palace took a bus ride from Sendinger Tor U-Bahn station with a short stroll along a canal leading us to our destination. Along the way, we saw swans, ducks and various species of water birds gathering in flocks at the …

Munich: BWW Museum + The X Games

Day 9: A notable sight in Munich were designated bicycle tracks running on the same roads that their gorgeous German cars drove on. I used to feel terribly indifferent towards cars, engines and anything that went “vroom”, until I was forced influenced to watch Top Gear. No, not an entire engine nut yet, but my interest is certainly slightly piqued. So of course we went to the BMW Museum. If that’s on your list, remember to do what we didn’t – Book the factory tour 6 months in advance, because that’s how early it takes to get a slot. Note: Photographs in this post are a mix of Clifford’s & mine. You’ll be able to tell them apart. You just will. It’s like being in a ginormous car showroom, only with history, order, catergorization, more information charts and each of these four-wheelers seem to bear some sort of individualistic character when exhibited like that. They posed proudly as photographers of every level took their every angle. I even spotted a young budding artist sprawled on …

Travel: Greetings, Munich.

Day 8: After we’d been thrown about in the ovens of Italy and the meat freezers of Switzerland, Munich was the start of the optimal climate. The kind that makes you want to take long walks along foot paths and glide through in a waltz with the gentle breeze brushing past your supple skin — which was pretty much all we did on our arrival day since we spent the bulk of it on the trains: Lauterbrunnen > Interlaken > Mannheim > Munich. Having set off at 8.50am, we finally found ourselves dragging our luggages along the wide-tiled pavements at around 5 in the evening — and making a “rat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat” ruckus in the otherwise quiet & mildly populated streets to find our accommodation for the next 3 days. The moment we got off the tram, all the street names looked the same to me. All. I would have gone around in circles and be crying on my knees after 15 minutes like a lost kid circling around the fountain in a mall if not for …