Today, I decided to take a walk in my beloved city of Munich.  I started out my day, by taking the train downtown, stopping only to pick up a Döner on the way…  After arriving downtown, I went straight to the Marienplatz, which is the pretty city square where the courthouse is located, among other pretty buildings.  I went up the “Old Peter”, which is the tower of the oldest church in Munich.  From the top, you can pretty much see the entire city, and it is indeed a beautiful view.  On the way down, I counted the stairs… 396.  Well, needless to say, after going up 396 stairs, and back down again, I was thirsty.  I wandered over to the Hofbräuhaus.  I had lunch there, along with a few Mass Bier.  As usual, there were nothing but old Bavarians and Americans in there.  I talked with an older lady from Philadelphia for quite some time.  Or rather, she talked to me.  I was trying to enjoy my lunch.  After that, I had had enough Bavarianisms for a while, so I strolled across the little cobblestone street and walked into the Hard Rock Cafe München.  This was a different atmosphere altogether.  Very interesting place, indeed.  So I stayed there for a few hours, enjoying old music videos on the TV, and admiring Roger Waters’ guitar hanging on the wall above me.  Of course, as American as that place tries to be, I wasn’t about to order the Budweiser on the menu.  I didn’t travel all the way from America to Germany to drink that stuff.  I, of course, had a Bavarian beer.  That, in itself, was quite an interesting culture clash.  Nevertheless, a very enjoyable afternoon.


EvensonSeptember 12th, 2006 at 13:04

Du behauptest immer noch, dass du Döner hättest…aber ich brauche Bilder davon!

MuddaSeptember 12th, 2006 at 15:14

Im Muenchen steht Hard Rock Cafe, eins, zwei… that just doesn’t make sense, what does one sing there while drinking their beer? No Japanese drinking beer in lederhosen? What is happening to the good old traditions there? At least there is still the Glockenspiel, oder?

FredSeptember 12th, 2006 at 23:42

Too bad there is no free refills for beer, not even at the HRC!

KarenSeptember 13th, 2006 at 13:54

Oh I wish I could have been there! I mean you must have been wanting some company? no? I mean you counted how many steps there were. lol I’m glad you had a fabulous time! :)

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