Munich - Part 2

Trip Start May 30, 2012
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Trip End Nov 07, 2012


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Our third day in Munich started by going to the grounds of the 1972 Olympics. The BMW headquarters were also close by so we took a quick look in there. The Olympic grounds were very cool. All the buildings were meant to resemble tents, with clear panels that came to a peak and huge anchors that resembled tent pegs. Next we went to Allianz Arena, which is home to Bayern Munich FC, and the location where my favourite football club, Chelsea FC, won it's first and only Champion's League title this year!! The arena can hold 69,900 fans, and it's design makes it look like a big cloud. I was unable to take a tour of the arena, but we got to go inside. Our first European football stadium!! They were also selling Chelsea vs Bayern Munich scarves for really cheap because the championship was over a month ago, so I picked one up. From there we went to the Englischer Garten to have lunch. This is Munich's famous 1000-acre park, which is twice the size of Central Park in New York. We walked from there to Odeonsplatz to see various monuments honouring Bavaria's ever-unsuccessful military commanders. I also made a quick stop at the L"owenbra"u Keller (those quotation marks are supposed to be the German umlaut), the brewery that bears our name! It's symbol is a picture of a lion because, as my German bus driver told me in junior high, that's what Lo"wen means auf Deutsch. There are a lot of beers with headquarters in Munich but Lowenbrau is one of the best!

The next day we went to Nymphenburg Palace. This is the place where the Bavarian royals usually stayed. The palace park was full of pathways through the woods with little streams and ponds. We also saw a few birds that looked an aweful lot like Canadian Geese. A little bit of home to keep us going.

We said so long to Cesar and packed our stuff to head off to the Czech Republic tomorrow, but with a quick stop in Regensburg to see a world famous bridge.

Ryan
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