After departing Venice, Italy and driving through Italy toward Germany, I crossed the Austrian border and drove through Austria before entering Germany. It’s a shame my tour didn’t have time to stop so that I could experience Austria, even if it reminded me of Switzerland. In each country that I drove through the landscape changed significantly. The highway was lined by towering mountains on either side of the highway, with cloud and mist hovering at the base of the mountains. It is said that Munich, Germany is a whole world of its own compared to other cities in Germany. With only one night in Munich, I had to make the most of my time by sampling the best of what Munich offers: architecture (traditional & modern), music, food, and drink.
My first stop in Munich was none other than the busy and popular Hofbrauhaus where I ate the best German feast I could have asked for. The fresh baked pretzel, which was the size of my head was the best I ever had (crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle). It took three of us to eat the massive baked treat. My main of Bavarian roasted chicken and German style potato salad was succulent and satisfying, especially since I couldn’t finish it all. I couldn’t eat at the Hofbrauhaus without rounding out my meal with a litre of Radler (German beer mixed with lemonade) to broust with. The oom-pah band kept the atmosphere lively and fun. The traditional dancing throughout the meal kept me more than entertained.
My quick stop in Munich still allowed me an opportunity to experience Munich’s culture. Until my next time in Munich, it will have to do!