30 July — August 3 2014
The flight up to Munich was such a lovely one! The 12 hours felt like a 4 hour flight and I was really excited to conquer the city having planned my itinerary for the precious 48 hours I had.
It was around noon when I found out that there were some problems with the subway (.. accident, death, faulty track?), had to changed my plan of going to Nymphenburg Palace to the following day.
Had Bratwurst with Sauerkraut with German Beer (of course) at Hofbräuhaus München for lunch and headed to Marienplatz/New Town Hall for sight seeing! Absolutely love how the pink flowers adorned the Gothic architecture.
Inside St. Peter’s Church, 1 minute walk away from Marienplatz.
To get the Bird’s Eye View of the town area, it’s 2€ and about 300 steps up St. Peter Church’s Bell Tower. Well worth the money and energy. (PS/ Bring a bottle of water.)
HeliggeistKirche (Church of the Holy Spirit) was right beside St. Peter’s. I knew there was an origami installation going on but I was still floored when I entered the Church. Easily the most beautiful Church I’ve ever seen. There were lots of greeneries which complemented the interior. My photographs can’t do any justice to the beautiful, you gotta be there to experience the beauty of the Church.
Planned to catch the Rathaus-Glockenspiel which starts at 5pm, so I had about an hour in between. Missed the turn at Liebfrauenstraße and walked all the way to St. Michael’s Church which I didn’t plan to visit. Love the high alter and baroque architecture.
Walked over to FrauenKirche (Church of Our Lady) to see the “Devil’s Footprint”. Was really lucky because they closed the gate shortly after. This is also the only Church that had stained glass.
The Rathus-Glockenspiel was quite a disappointment for me. If you didn’t manage to catch it, there really isn’t much to lose out on. It’s just bells and life-sized figurines moving around. You can catch it on YouTube too, full HD zoom included.
TheatinerKirche (Theatine Church of St. Cajetan) is further down from Marienplatz, I had trouble finding the entrance to the Church because there were major construction going on. (Yellow structure in the first picture.)
I would have paid another 2€ to climb St. Peter’s Bell Tower to catch the sunset. But the sun doesn’t set until around 1930-2000hrs and the tower closes at 1900hr.
Bought some cherry tomatoes and strawberries on my way back to the hotel. The tomatoes were so sweet and delicious but the strawberries were disappointing.
My guide to the Churches in Munich using Google Maps. 5 Churches in half a day, time well-spent I guess? Next post on my visit to Nymphenburg Palace!
All photos taken by Canon 650D/iPhone.