Tuesday, March 29, 2011

München


Hello blogger friends! Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes! Yesterday my family and I came back from Germany where we spent three days including my 50th birthday. Munich is really a lovely town and while we were visiting it the weather was sunny enough. We travelled confortably through that beautiful town by S-bahn, U-bahn, bus and tram. Perfect! We visited the Deutsches Museum and the Munchener Stadtmuseum which were both interesting. Inside the  Frauenkirche there was a beautiful atmosphere and  we saw the whole town from the top of Sankt Peter Kirche's tower. It was marvellous!


We had the birthday dinner at  the "Spockmeier" which  is situated in the old heart of Munich, next to Marienplatz. It's a typical Bavarian restaurant where we had good traditional food. The atmosphere was friendly enough and the weissbier that they served was delighful. Butchery's products were great. I'm sure that as soon as I go again to Munich I'll have a dinner there. On Friday, 25th, when  we arrived to Munich, after we had walked through Marienplatz and surrondings near the centre of the old town, we went to the Hofbräuhaus which is considered the most famous pub in Germany.   
On Sunday I had a beautiful run around the Theresienwiese where the famous Oktoberfest annually takes place.  Next Sunday I'm running a 12 km race. I'll run it as training, considering the weissbier that I drank in Germany  : )
Thanks again to all my blogger friends!

14 comments:

Char said...

Nice way to spend your half century birthday. But was there no cake?

Breandán said...

welcome back - great to hear you had such a lovely time with your family.

ajh said...

I love those red roofs. Sounds like a great trip. Good luck on your coming race.

Black Knight said...

Beautiful pics. Glad you enjoyed the trip and the city.
Hofbrau....I think you know who used to meet his "friends" in that "pub".....

Alexandra said...

Sounds like a nice way and a nice place to turn 50! Congratulations on reaching that milestone with a positive frame of mind! I hope it's a great year for you!

Ewa said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time.
I spent some time in Munich a few years back, way too short a time. Maybe one of these days I will go back and visit that famous pub.
I have always thought that beer is a good recovery drink. Never considered beer-loading before the race. :)

Fran said...

So glad you and your family had such a great time in München. I've never been there but it looks like a beautiful city!

Amy said...

Munich is a beautiful city! Glad you had such a great time! We are heading to Gerolstein (Eifel region of Germany) during the Easter holidays for a few days.

Christina said...

Again happy birthday! Hopefully that number to you has great feelings. Very cool pictures of Muenchen. One day I'll get back.

Good luck on your race this weekend.

martin briars said...

happy birthday giorgio !!

Johann said...

Wow, that is beautiful photos! I always love to see photos from Europe, thanks! My sister's 50th is on Sunday, 3 April. I'm running 60km on Sunday and will dedicate the first 50 to her.:)
Have a great weekend Giorgio!

Emmy Ann Horstkamp said...

I am so glad you enjoyed my city! Next time run along the river, it is a much prettier run and you can run for miles!

Anne said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday trip...I love Europe and it's many countries so nearby :)

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.