It’s been a little while since my last trip abroad, so it’s definitely time to write up my little travel guide
for the amazing German city that I was lucky enough to visit. It’s fair to say that I’ve definitely got itchy feet and I am yet to book any trips for the coming months- other than a weekend away in North Wales with my better half, that is. When I went out to Nuremberg in August to reunite with my best year abroad pal, she offered me two places to visit, outside of Nuremberg city centre. One of the choices was Munich, the second was tiny town called Bamberg. Whilst the appeal of a gorgeous, picturesque town was hard to turn down, I’d always wanted to visit Munich and had a close encounter with the place when I was living in Strasbourg.
We decided to take the train intothe city from Nuremberg, about two hours ride away. A little top travel tip: if you buy a Bayern Ticket, two travellers can go anywhere in Bavaria for around 31 euros. Great for couples, travellers and friends like Antonia and I who were travelling into and returning from the city together. In contrast to Nuremberg, Munich was incredibly different but it was somewhere that I am very happy to have finally visited. Before getting there, Antonia and I decided we would take full advantage of the amazing shops that the city had to offer and do a little bit of shopping together whilst we were there. We spent a few hours when we first arrived exploring the city and the shops, picking up a few bits and bobs whilst we had the chance. We had already grabbed a delicious lunch of pretzel with German salami at the train station so we were able to get well and truly stuck into shopping. After a quick stop at a restaurant for a drink, we decided it was time to check out the main tourist attractions.
Antonia had kept the city under wraps from me, and I tried really hard not to Instagram the tourist sites and spoil them for myself. First on the agenda was Marienplatz, a beautiful square right in the centre of Munich, surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops. It was really crowded which was slightly offputting but the area takes on a very Baroque style and is absolutely beautiful to look at. We also had a look over
at Neus Rathaus, the city’s town hall, adorned in beautiful red flowers. The building is gorgeous and full of character. A really beautiful stop on our whistle stop tour. Finally, after a little bit more shopping and a stop to buy snacks for the train ride back to Nuremberg, we had a walk across the city to the English Garden for a quick stroll around. The gardens were so picturesque, I felt so privileged to be allowed the opportunity to wander through them. After walking out of the gardens, we stumbled across a beautiful church and a really bizarre looking pine tree- an unexpected find at the end of a lovely day of explorations.
We jumped back on the train with tired feet, big smiles and lots of memories made.
I cannot wait to return to Munich to explore even more, in the near future.