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Munich (München) Germany

When Catherine and I left Hallstatt, Austria we drove to Munich (In German - München), Germany the capital of the German state of Bavaria and Germany's third largest city.

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Catherine on Stachus is a large square in central Munich and named officially Karlsplatz in 1797 after the unpopular Karl Theodor, Elector of Bavaria. Munich natives seldom use that name, calling the square instead Stachus, after the pub "Beim Stachus", once owned by Eustachius Föderl, that was located there until construction work for Karlsplatz began.

Catherine at the main train station is Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), in the center of Munich. This is where we caught the train on the way to the Neuschwanstein castle.

Catherine looks cold on the Marienplatz.

In the background, the building with the red tile roof, is the Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady) is the largest church in the Bavarian capital of Munich and is Located in the city center.
Catherine in Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) the central square in the city center of Munich, Germany since 1158. In the Middle Ages markets and tournaments were held in the city square. Marienplatz was named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column erected in its centre in 1638 to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation. It is home to Munich's Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) and the New City Hall (Neues Rathaus).

Photo of the "New Town Hall"
The square is dominated by the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus). The monumental, 79 meters (259ft) high town hall was built between 1867 and 1909 by Georg Joseph Hauberrisser in Flemish Gothic style to alleviate the overcrowded Altes Rathaus nearby.

Catherine and I had dinner at a Hofbräuhaus near the Marienplatz. The food throughout our trip in Germany was really good, fresh, and well prepared.

Outside of a Hofbräuhaus in Munich.

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Catherin in a Hofbräuhaus listening to a Oom-pah Band.

At a market near the Marienplatz. The open market stands had beautiful fruit, vegetables, and flowers.

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Blogger GMG said...

Hi John! Sorry for having taken so long to come back here!
Amazing Munich post; it seems that we've been in the same spots in München. Lovely pictures! My last time there was in September 2006.
I'm now in Casablanca at Blogtrotter, however missing Ilsa Lund… ;(
Hope you have a great weekend!

May 10, 2008 1:42 PM  

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