Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Vacation Recap Day 10: Our Last Day in Europe!

I'm kind of sad to be writing my last vacation recap from our European adventure!  If you've stuck with me through all of these, thank you!  It's so fun to be able to share our trip and have these posts as a reminder for myself of everything we did.

We finished up our trip with one final day in Munich.  We go up and wandered back to Marienplatz to watch the Glockenspiel go off.  We grabbed a table and some cappucino and watched the little figurines dance and twirl while music played from the bell tower.  It was really cool and there were TONS of people lined up to watch.

The figurines sort of act out little stories while the music plays.  Here you can see the beginning (left) and end (right) where one of the "knights" is being jousted off his horse.

We headed outside of Marienplatz a few blocks and found this church to look at.


 I know what you're thinking, we looked at A LOT of churches!  They are all so interesting though, how could you possibly not go in?

We spent the next couple hours at the Residenz.  The Munich Residenz is where Bavarian royalty and government figures lived a really long time ago.  Most of it was destroyed when Munich was bombed in WWII, but a lot of it has been restored and now operates as a museum.


The pictures can't do justice, but the two photos above give a glimpse of how intricate the entire place was.  And this place was HUGE, we literally spent a couple of hours walking through room after room decorated like these.
For lunch we headed to the Viktualienmarkt, which is like a huge open farmers market right in the heart of Munich.  There were SO many options, but being our last day in Germany we both had traditional bratwurst.  And it was good.


We did some last minute shopping to use up our Euros and buy some souveneirs, then finished up our trip appropriately at one the worlds most famou beer halls, the Hofbräuhaus



Yum!  The beer was delicious, and the glasses were as big (or bigger) than my head!  There was a polka band playing and the place was packed! This cute German lady was walking around with a pretzel cart and other goodies.  Yep, it was definitely a good idea to end things there!


We took an evening stroll through some pretty gardens before grabbing one last dinner and heading back to the hotel to pack up.  We left pretty early the next morning and after 2 flights, we were landing in Minneapolis!

Thanks everyone for coming a long on this journey with us!  We had the BEST time I could imagine!

5 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! So much history!!! And that last picture of you two is ADORABLE!

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  2. Aww, I love that last picture, too! :)

    Such a fun trip!!

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  3. Awwwww, sounds like a fun last day!! I'm now sufficiently EXHAUSTED and I only READ your posts about the vacation hahaha ;-)

    I have to say, the church alter in this post is probably the most beautiful of them all. WOW!!

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  4. Sounds like you had an amazing trip!!

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  5. i had a very good spending a lot of time in bandipur resorts 2 days I had so many memoriable movements and br hills resorts too

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