MUNICH, GERMANY RANDOM WANDERING – JUNE 2018

June  15, 2018

Summer adventure  2018 started  with a  brief couple  of days in Munich before moving onto Austria for a wedding.   The weather in Munich, however,  was not co-operative for vacation sight-seeing. Rainy, rainy and storming was the forecast.  But while dodging  some of the raindrops,  I managed to  walk around the city a bit and take some  random photos of snippets that caught my eye……

The 1st thought of many people when they think of Germany :  sausages.   And, rightfully so because they are  everywhere.  Germany will sausage you to death and Munich is no exception.

Lions – they are everywhere in Munich.  Why?  Because the  lion is the Bavarian heraldic charge  of the former ruling family, the Wittelsbachers,  since the 12th/13th century.  Today – still a symbol of  Munich and Bavaria.

Even fragments of the massive New Town Hall  can tell a story .

A larger fragment of the New Town Hall  and the gray skies that loomed.  Plus a shiny gold  Virgin Mary that sits high above on a column.   Mary is seen as a protector of Bavaria.

Shopping opportunities  are  abundant and bordering  over- whelming.  The Queen, in particular,  likes  to shop at Munich’s  Crabtree  and Evelyn  and takes a moment to greet passersby.

The Hofgarden’s flowers are just beginning to show off their beauty.

The Old Town Hall

Interesting  art on the grounds of one of the universities.  Though in this age of technology – I  think he should be wearing a Fitbit.

The city is also full of beautiful and interesting churches.

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed!

Stay  tuned for Austria…..

 

 

 

 

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