Today we decided to check out the breakfast at the hotel and it was quite the breakfast buffet. There was a bread table, at least 5 different meats, 10 different cheeses, 5 different juices, 2 smoothies, lots of fruit, 5 minute and 10 minute hard boiled eggs, 5 types of yogurt, fresh fruit and more. Only 10 €! We might end up back here more often than expected.
|Assorted juices, milks, and waters (still and sparkling).|
|Huge variety of cereals, grains, nuts, and more.|
|Variety of fishes, meats, veggies.|
|Wieners, meatloaf, and pretzels.|
Our first stop after arriving was Church of St. Peter. It costs 2 € to climb up the tower and it is worth the stop. The stairwell is a bit tight at the beginning but opens up afterwards. It provides you with a panoramic view of the surrounding area include Marienplatz. When we were there, we decided that we would head down to the square to watch the glockenspiel instead of up above. The glockenspiel show lasted about 10 minutes and it was neat to see. There were a lot of people here to watch the show. It is free and happens every day at 11:00am.
|New Town Hall from Church of St. Peter.|
|Viktualienmarkt from Church of St. Peter.|
|Inside Church of St. Peter.|
Next stop, the Residenz Museum. We stayed here for about two hours and I thought it was very neat to see. There were a lot of really nice rooms, lots of tapestries, paints, sculptures and more if you are into those types of things. With our two hours, we wandered through the entire museum and we weren't rushing through it. Depending on your schedule, I would recommend looking into the 14-day castle pass. It cost 24 € for one person or 44 € for two people and gives you access to over forty castles/sights in Bavaria. This was a no brainer for us since we were going to see Residenz Museum (13 € for museum/treasury/theater), Neuschwanstein Castle (12 €), Linderhof (8,50 €), and Nymphenburg (11,50 € for palace/park palaces/museums).
After the Residenz museum, we headed to Hofbrauhaus, the famous beer garden of Munich. You sit yourselves and ask for an English menu (although for some reason, daily specials are not in English nor did the waiter try to translate it for us). The food was good, the knuckle was larger than last night, the beer tastes the same to me. We got a large pretzel for 3,70 € and the girls had a blast taking pictures with it and the beer (we ordered a 1 L beer). We also order goulash and wieners. Ended up being 45 €.
|Exterior and main entrance of Residenz Museum.|
|This is not a painting but a tapestry.|
|Ornately decorated table base that nobody probably sees.|
|Top of the table.|
|Shiny makeup table?|
|Close up of makeup table?|
|That may look like wallpaper, but it is actually a carpet that they used as wallpaper.|
|Mirror room. Those small specks of blue are actually porcelain vases.|
|Gold gilded stucco hallway.|
|Me with a giant pretzel and 1 L beer (#2).|
|Pork knuckle with potato dumpling.|
|Wieners and scalloped potatoes.|
|Goulash with bread dumpling.|
|Some crazy wooden amulet?|
|Shiny, something (I forget what it was).|
|Portable dining set for two.|
|Wiener plate and salad.|
|Huh, wonder where people normally touch.|
Tomorrow, we head to Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace.