Munich, The Warm Heart Of Bavaria

Munich is the capital and warm “heart” of Bavaria. This cosmopolitan city has been called one of the most livable cities in Europe with reason.  It is friendly and sophisticated, traditional and trendy, historic and modern, and holds one of the largest parties in the world, the famous Oktoberfest beer festival.

The New Town Hall Dominates The Marienplatz With The Frauenkirche Domes Off To The Side

Almost Life Size Figures Of The Glockenspiel

Tourists as well as locals gravitate to the Altstadt, the old town and gather in the pedestrian only Marienplatz with the imposing Neues Rathaus, the new town hall dominating its center. People love to gaze up and watch the Glockenspiel with its mechanical, almost life size figures and listen to the 43 bell carillon. From the square, you can see the twin copper clad onion domes of the famous Frauenkirche,  the Cathedral of Our Lady which is the symbol of Munich.

At one end of the square is the  Altes Rathaus, the old town hall with its colorful turrets. There is an interesting antique toy museum in the tower.

The Altes Rathaus

Within a few minutes walking distance from the Marienplatz,  is the famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall that everyone enjoys stopping at for at least one mug of beer. You can sit in one the large interior rooms or when the weather is nice enjoy the outdoor beer garden.

The Large Hall Of The Hofbrauhaus

In the same pretty square as the Hofbrauhaus, there are colorful and beautifully decorated buildings with outside cafes where you can linger in nice weather.

The Beautiful Square Where The Hofbrauhas And Schuhbeck’s Orlando Are Located

Celebrity TV chef Alfonso Schuhbeck has his Michelin star restaurant on the square and it is excellent. He also a more casual restaurant and terrace at the historic Orlando Haus which my husband and I had not tried until this visit. We enjoyed sitting outside for a light lunch of  inventive salads accompanied by glasses of beer and wine.

Cold Terrine Of Head Cheese, Horseradish Mousse and Field Greens

Breast Of Duck Salad With Roasted Pumpkin And Mushrooms

Because the Altstadt is where everyone likes to be, it is nice to stay in a hotel nearby. One block away on the fashionable Maximillianstrasse is one of my favorite hotels in Europe, the Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten, which means Four Seasons. The hotel was built in 1858 as a showcase hotel to accommodate visitors to the city as well as royalty and guests of King Maximilian.

The Lobby Of The Vier Jahreszeiten

Walk into the lobby and you will see why it is called the living room of Munich. I love to sit there and enjoy a cup of tea, cappuccino or glass of Champagne and watch all the comings and goings. There is also a wonderful piano bar off the lobby with so much atmosphere that you can’t resist sitting in one of the red leather chairs under the fringed brass lamps, listening to the piano music while having a pre dinner apéritif or cocktail.

The Atmospheric Piano Bar

Having dinner in the hotel’s restaurant Vue Maximilian is always a lovely experience. The menu has regional specialties as well as innovative new dishes, most using local produce.

Allgauer Cheese Brûlée With Caramelized Apples, Field Salad With Pumpkin Oil

Fried Poultry Liver, Thyme Sauce And Grape Risotto

Duck Breast With Orange Pepper Sauce, Stuffed Cabbage And Celery Puree

Cream Brûlée With Pistachio Ice Cream

After a full day of sightseeing, it feels good to go to your room for a good night’s sleep. The rooms in this tradition hotel are all decorated differently and in very good taste.  I especially loved the warm and inviting colors of our beautiful room.

The Very Comfortable Sitting Room

The Extremely Comfortable Bedroom

After breakfast from the extensive buffet, we got an early start on a day of sightseeing. A favorite stop is always the Viktualienmarkt which is just a three minute walk from the Marienplatz. Just look for the tall Maypole which can easily be seen from a distance.

The Maypole At The Viktualienmarkt

If you are a foodie, this wonderful 200 year old open air market should be high on your list of places to visit. Fresh meats and sausages, seafood, fruits and vegetable stalls are just part of your choices. Beautiful flower stalls where flowers are organized by colors are also prevalent. There are also stalls that sell deli items and cooked meals. Buy something to eat and take it to the markets’ popular beer garden. By a beer and sit shoulder to shoulder with thousands of others at picnic tables under the canopy of old chestnut trees.

The Viktualienmarket Beer Garden

I love that Munich is all about saving the old, but still looking to the future in all ways.

Saving The Old, But Building The Future

You can find every famous designer clothing boutique on the Maximillianstrasse but still find stores that sell the must exquisitely made traditional clothing that you see people wearing anytime during the week…holiday or not.

In one of the towns on the outskirts of Munich, we enjoyed a local festival where many of the people were dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing. I think the whole town turned out for the music, traditional dances and a market that was being held.

Folk Dancing In Traditional Bavarian Dress

One of the reasons I enjoy Bavaria is the strong ties that the people have to their traditions, rich culture and their joy of life. At its heart and soul is the lovely city of Munich.

To learn more about what you should see when visiting Munich, you might be interested in my previous articles.

Munich, More Than Beer and Sausages

A Foodies Tour of Munich

Munich is an alive and friendly European city that has stolen my heart. I’m sure that if you get a chance to visit, you will feel the same way.

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137 Responses to Munich, The Warm Heart Of Bavaria

  1. Sounds and looks like my kind of place Karen – gorgeous, except I really don’t like the foam bit on my food. :-) Mandy

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mandy, We love visiting Munich and always stay at the Vier Jahreszeiten. The hotel really tries to make everything perfect. Foam seems to be very popular in most of the restaurants that we visited in both Austria and Germany. I think the chefs are trying to lighten up traditional sauces that can sometimes be very rich.

  2. Carolyn Chan says:

    This is very timely – I was discussing Munich with some friends on the weekend and they said that it was a lot of beers and sausages, which you’ve shown in this post (and your earlier posts) that there’s so much more to Munich. What a wonderful place !

    • Karen says:

      Hi Carolyn, I agree with you that Munich is a wonderful city to visit. Munich and Germany as a whole has wonderful food…people will be pleasantly surprised if they visit.

  3. Your hotels and food are always so elegant!

  4. I worked for a client who had an office in Munich and I had many trips there – didn´t get to see much (so thanks for the photos) but I have very many happy memories of the wonderful people, food and buildings. Oh yes, and a massive hangover after Oktoberfest :(

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tanya, I’m glad that you agree with me about the wonderful people that live in Munich. It if a wonderful city to explore. We avoid Oktoberfest because of the crowds…always going right after it is over. Thank you for your comment…I’m glad the photos brought back happy memories of the time you spent there.

  5. sybaritica says:

    I’d love to spend an hour or two at that beer garden :)

  6. musingmar says:

    Wunderbar! An excellent tour of a magnificent city!

  7. Norma Chang says:

    Thanks for a trip down memory lane. Few years back my husband and I visited Munich and went to many of the places you mentioned. Would have loved to spend more time there but when on vacation there are limited days. You sure are eating well, every dish looks sumptous..

    • Karen says:

      Hi Norma, I’m glad to hear that I brought back good memories of your trip to Munich. We have been to Munich more than any other European city and there is still so much we haven’t seen. We have been eating well…the food was delicious.

  8. Interesting post! I visited Munich long time ago and I really liked the city. It has a good feel to it with beautiful buildings and interesting traditions. I love the beer too!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Alida, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice comment. Munich really is a fun and interesting city to visit. And yes…they do have great beer.

  9. Amy says:

    What an amazing trip you’re having! On my honeymoon, we stopped in Leavenworth, WA and it looks like this…to increase tourism they built it to look like a little Bavarian village, complete with German music piped throughout the town. Even the Starbucks and McDonalds are built in the Bavarian style! Weird,right? :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amy, We really are having a wonderful trip. I’m glad you have enjoyed following the adventure. I’m looking forward to photos of Leavenworth…it must have been a fun place to visit.

  10. Mad Dog says:

    More beautiful towns – that lobby in the Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten looks fantastic, as does the brawn :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mad Dog, Munich is a beautiful town to visit. Don’t you love the lobby of the Vier Jahreszeiten with the stain glass dome. You should see it at Christmas…they have a tree that reaches almost to the top of the dome. It is a great place to relax and people watch.

  11. I was in Munich decades ago and it’s amazing how familiar a place can look even after all that time! Every one of those dishes looks amazing.. beautifully photographed too!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Smidge, Isn’t nice to know that some of the places that you love visiting remain the same. Thank you for your nice compliment…the food was a good as it looks.

  12. You are seriously making me rethink my travel ideas. Every time I have visited Germany or Austria I have enjoyed it tremendously, yet neither place is really on my list of places to revisit-I seem to prefer other destinations. Yet…the photos you have posted from this trip have just been wonderful and so very inviting. Thank you so much, Karen.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Victoria, Every time that my husband and I start to plan a trip, we think about going to places we have never been. Then we start thinking about the beautiful scenery and delicious food and our favorite countries keep coming to mind. I really think you would enjoy going back to Germany and Austria…I know we enjoy both of the countries.

  13. viveka says:

    Munich is one of my absolute favorite German cities – is so stunning – specially the Alte Stadt.
    Bonn, Dusseldorf and Cologne is 3 other cities I always want to go back for … MORE of! Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburger is even more lush …. I love Steigenberger Hotels http:/www.steigenbergerhotelgroup.com/ hotels. – your photos are so professionalism and brilliant.
    Thanks for taking me back to Munich after all those years. Such a friendly and beautiful European city.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Viveka, I do love visiting Munich, I’m glad that you enjoyed touring the city with me. Thank you so much for your compliment about my photos…that is very kind. Would you believe I have never been to your other favorite German cities. I guess I’ll have to plan another trip. LOL. I have stayed at the Insel Hotel in Konstanz that is a Steigenbergerhotel twice.

  14. I am so jealous – would love to spend a month in Germany and just explore and adventure! Loving your photos – thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday:)

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Adventurer, for your comment. As much as I have traveled in Germany, there is still so much I haven’t seen. I keep thinking about Berlin…everyone says it is a great city of visit. So many wonderful places in the world to visit but so little time.

  15. Eva Taylor says:

    Germany’s cuisine sure has changed since I’ve visited. These photos are awesome and the food is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  16. eri28 says:

    Oh I love Munich, I;ve spent some time there working, it;s lovely.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Eri, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice comment. Isn’t Munich a lovely city…it is one of my favorite European cities to visit.

  17. Munich has always mystified me for some reason, I would love to visit one day :)
    Beautiful photos as always!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • Karen says:

      Hi Uru, I’m glad that you enjoyed to photos…thank you for your nice compliment. I do hope that you get the opportunity to travel to Germany and visit Munich. I know that you would enjoy the visit.

  18. Gary Lum says:

    Oh that duck and orange looked lovely. The whole post was wonderful to read.

  19. Bavaria looks beautiful! And delicious :-)

  20. Larry says:

    More great shots Karen. I’ve been thru Munich a couple times but never spent any time there. In my younger days, I wish I had made it to an outdoor biergarten during Oktoberfest.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Larry, Thank you for your nice compliment, I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. Perhaps you will get the chance to visit Munich again. I think you can get the feel of Oktoberfest just by visiting one of the outdoor biergartens on any weekend. Big crowds and lots of fun but not so hectic that you can’t enjoy yourself.

  21. A_Boleyn says:

    Another extraordinary post, Karen. The scenery, the architecture and the innovative food … beautifully presented in your photos.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Boleyn, for your kind words. I’m glad that you enjoyed the post and photos. Munich is such a great city to visit not only for its beauty but for the many great restaurants.

  22. Clanmother says:

    I always feel like I’m coming home when I am in Munich!

  23. Oh my goodness, how did you ever stop eating? That food looks so good & beautifully presented. I think I’m going to plan my next vacation just following along in your footsteps – everything you’ve posted makes me want to grab the passport & go.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Diane, I’m happy to know that you have enjoyed the posts about our travels in Austria and Germany. I know that if you followed in my footsteps you would have a delightful trip. There hasn’t been a place that I wouldn’t go back to time and again. All the food was terrific…just as good as it looks in the photos.

  24. adinparadise says:

    I loved watching that Glockenspiel. It’s so fascinating. Thanks for showing me all your amazing photos. The food looks delicious. :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Adin, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice comment. I’m glad that you enjoyed the post and photos that reminded you of your time spent in the Marienplatz enjoying the Glockenspiel. I can assure you that the food was as delicious as the photos suggested. I hope you stop by again.

  25. Anonymous says:

    We have German beach friends..that go to Munich regularly..they travel..all over the world..like you:-)
    They actually live in Germany..
    Thanks for all the photos and info:-)
    They make it all more real to me:-)

    • Karen says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I’m glad that you enjoyed and related to the post. Perhaps you will get a chance to visit this lovely area sometime in the future.

  26. I love the picture of the glockenspeil – but head cheese? Duck? Chicken liver? OMG – I LOVE all those! Of course, I always thought it was because I was a country girl – but now I know it’s because I’m “European”! Sounds more elegant, doesn’t it? Thanks again for taking us along!

    • Karen says:

      Oh Kelli, You had me laughing so hard that I had tears in my eyes. When I first started reading you comment, I thought…Oh No! I can now see that you enjoy being adventurous with food and appreciate all the great food that is out there to discover if you just give it a chance. Yes…I do think that your tastes are very European. Thank you for your delightful comment. I’m glad that you have enjoyed following our adventure through Austria and Germany.

      • I’m glad you got a kick out of it. My dad’s best friend was an Italian man who immigrated here with his wife after WW I and he could speak 7 languages including his own, but could read none of them. However, Mr. Labrocca made head cheese and made the most exquisite duck I have ever had! And Lord-y, except for his think Italian accent – that man was country! :)

  27. Love all the old world architecture photos!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chunklet, Isn’t the architecture of Munich beautiful. Everywhere you go in the Alstadt, there is one wonderful building after the other. Thank you for your comment.

  28. ChgoJohn says:

    I was hoping you’d share Munich with us, Karen. You’ve got such a knack for photography that I looked forward to seeing the city through your eyes. You certainly didn’t disappoint and your narrative gives us a good understanding of the area and people. You should work for the Bavarian Tourism Council.:)
    As always, Karen, thank you for taking the time to share your holiday with us.

    • Karen says:

      Hi John, Thank you for your nice compliment. I’m flattered that you think that the Bavaria Tourism Council would like my posts. In the real world I don’t think that would happen. I just love this wonderful region of Germany and like to share it with my readers. Munich is one of my favorite European cities to visit…I’m happy that you were looking forward to a post about it. I really do appreciate all your kind words.

  29. spree says:

    Karen, I have an age old crush on Munich. You’ve captured her well – and it’s nice to see that she’s still looking good, after all these years! Continued happy trails !

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Spree, for your nice comment. It sounds like you love Munich as much as I do. After all the years that I have visited, it still calls me back for another visit and never disappoints.

  30. Juliana says:

    I always enjoying visiting your posts…all the pictures are so pretty and very soothing for my eyes.
    Have a great week Karen :)

  31. megtraveling says:

    I’ve been to Munich and I agree that it’s really interesting to visit. You got to do so many things there – and your pictures are fantastic!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Meg, I’m glad you agree with me about the charms of Munich. It is such a fun and alive city to visit. Thank you for your nice compliment…I’m happy that you enjoyed the photos.

  32. Hi Karen! Another great post. The shots are amazing and the food seems delicious :) Thanks for sharing.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Giovanna, for your lovely compliment. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and photos. We did have terrific food during our stay in Munich.

  33. hotlyspiced says:

    The Europeans of old certainly built the most beautiful architecture. I just love the painted ceiling in the old hall. It’s fabulous the citizens of today are preserving their past xx

    • Karen says:

      Hi Charlie, I have to agree with you about the beautiful architecture that you see in Europe. The painted ceiling in the beer hall is lovely. I enjoyed the old tower that was saved between the two modern buildings.

  34. spicegirlfla says:

    My ex was Austrian and his family returned there often. This is all like I remember them talking about and the pics I saw. His mother brought back my son tiny lederson when he was just 1 yrs old. I still have it!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Linda, I can just imagine your young son in the tiny lederhosen. When we were staying at the Jagdhof in Austria, there was a young boy we met that worn lederhosen to dinner each evening.

  35. Liz says:

    Thank you for the wonderful tour of Munich. Our next European excursion will be to Germany…and you’ve made me even more excited about planning this trip. What a wonderful resource :)

  36. It looks like a magical city that blends the old and the new beautifully, as you’ve pointed out and illustrated through your photos. The food looks lovely too…I’d forgotten about head cheese, which was popular in my family growing up. I didn’t like it when I was younger, but I haven’t tried it for years.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Barb, Munich does have a wonderful blend of old and new. I think that is what makes it such an interesting city to visit. The head cheese on the salad was prepared so nicely…with a flavorful gelatin that held the meat and vegetables together.

  37. My friend is going to Munich in December! She’ll be thrilled to read your post. I wish I can tag along with her… the duck salad looks yummy! So many delicious looking dishes, and I enjoyed your scenery too!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nami, We have visited Munich twice during the month of December…the city is beautiful then. They have a great Christmas market in the Marienplatz. The duck salad was delicious…I loved the combination of the roasted pumpkin and mushrooms with the duck.

  38. Tandy says:

    you make every part of this city look amazing! Enjoy the rest of your trip :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tandy, Munich has so much to offer to anyone who visits the city. We enjoyed our adventure in Austria and Germany…I appreciate you following along.

  39. lvaletutto says:

    Very informative post and lovely pictures! Will you still be in Germany for the start of the Christmas markets at the end of the month?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Laura, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Unfortunately we won’t get to enjoy the Christmas markets this year. We have spent Christmas in Germany and Austria twice and it is indeed a wonderful time to visit.

  40. catherinefarley says:

    I’m loving your posts, Karen, and am taking notes that I can refer to when I plan my next European trip. I go every other year and next spring will be in France for a month, but after that I think Germany will be my destination. I’ve been there several times but not to many of the places you mention. Christmas in Bavaria is a is magical experience.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cathy, I’m glad you have enjoyed the posts on our adventure through Austria and Germany. I think you would enjoy any of the places that we have been to this year or last. I do love spending Christmas there…it truly is magical. It is the way Christmas is supposed to be.

  41. You made me want to put on my Lederhosen and dance. Oh how I love Munchen!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Emil, Thank you for your nice comment. I can’t imagine anyone going to Munchen and not having a wonderful time. Pull out those Lederhosen and turn the music on.

  42. Susan says:

    What gorgeous sights you are seeing. The square and beautiful hotel nearby look beautiful – not to mention the excellent food and drink!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Susan, Munich is a lovely city and we enjoy visiting it very much. We love staying at the Vier Jahreszeiten as it is not only beautiful but it is so convenient to the lovely old center of the city. I’m glad that you enjoyed the post…thank you.

  43. Great post! This takes me back as I was in Munich last Christmas! What a great city. Those salads looked absolutely amazing! And the creme brulee, I could definitely use some of that!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ducky, I’m glad that you enjoyed the post…thank you for your nice compliment. It has been two years since we spent Christmas in Austria and Germany…that is a wonderful time to visit. We did eat some delicious food during our stay in Munich.

  44. I have been to Munich once, for just a few days. Looking at your beautiful photos, I can see there is a lot I missed. Too bad, guess I’ll have to plan another trip to see everything I’ve missed! :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Pumpkin, I keep returning to Munich and still there is so much that I haven’t seen. I agree with you…it just gives us a reason to plan another trip. I’m glad that you enjoyed the photos…thank you!

  45. Ah Muenchen…home sweet home.

  46. I haven’t gotten a chance to travel much yet, but your photos and descriptions certainly make me want to see Munich. What a lovely place and each plate of food looks incredible too!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Geni, I hope that you get the chance to travel in the future. Munich is definitely a wonderful city to visit if you plan a trip to Germany…the entire Bavarian region is beautiful.

  47. kitchenriffs says:

    More great photos! I’d love to have a glass of champagne in that lobby – what a wonderful looking place. And the food looks great. Someone commented on the foam – I’ve been noticing a lot of foamy dishes in your travels. Keep ‘em coming – they’re fun to look at! Thanks.

    • Karen says:

      Hi John, I’m glad that you enjoyed the photos…thank you. I have been known to have a glass or two of Champagne in the lobby…they always give a little bit of something with it. My husband and I were just talking about the foam a little earlier today. The foam disappears quickly and you are left with a wonderful light but flavorful sauce.

  48. I feel like I know a little bit about Munich, although I have never been. I have many friends and some family who have traveled for Oktoberfest, and they just rave about the city. I loved the folk dancers, and think that I, too, would be very interested in the blending of “old and new” that you describe. I know I would love the open air market! :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Debra, I’m glad that you enjoyed the post and feel that you know a little more about Munich now. You would love the open air market that I wrote about last year…what a wonderful selection of the finest foods. I love how the city has saved the old but is very modern as well. Thank you for your comment.

  49. Eha says:

    I remember being 12 years old in front of the Glockenspiel and my darling Dad telling me to shut my mouth ere a fly flew in :) ! Ashamed I did not remember that the Hofbrauhaus actually had ‘that fancy’ a ceiling, but we did share the very same hotel on all our visits to te Bavarian capital . . . lovely food!!!! I’m afraid these days I am one of Victoria’s ‘mob’ and look in other directions when making travel plans – oh, yes, perhaps one should reconsider :) !

    • Karen says:

      Hi Eha, I have enjoyed learning of our common love of the places we have both visited over the years. I’m afraid a lot of people only think about traveling to the romanticized countries that are featured in films and books such as Italy and France. There are so many wonderful places that should also go on the “must visit” list.

  50. Beautiful pictures, Karen! I just flew through Munich on my way back from Venice and the views of the countryside from the plane were gorgeous – looks like I need to plan a trip!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Laura, Thank you for your compliment…I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. I know what you mean about how beautiful the countryside looks from the air. I love flying in and out of the Munich airport…not only an easy airport to travel through but as you say…seeing the sights from a bird’s eye view. I do think you would enjoy a trip to Germany.

  51. Dana says:

    Hi Karen, I’ve been fortunate enough to visit some of the places you have mentioned and it is so nice to see them again through your blog! Such beautiful pictures! Now, about the food photos: How do you have the patience to take such perfect pictures when I’m sure you just want to “dig in”? What amazing food! (and really, gorgeous pictures) Thanks for sharing! Dana

    • Karen says:

      Hi Dana, Thank you for following along on our travel adventure and your nice compliment. I’m glad that you enjoyed the photos. Since most of my blog posts are about travel, food and recipes, I feel that readers enjoy learning about food that is served wherever I am visiting. There have been many times that I have starting eating a dish and realize that I forgot to take a photo…even with the camera sitting on the table. LOL.

  52. Joanne says:

    I’ve never been to Munich but now I’m thinking that it’s definitely worth a visit!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Joanne, I think that you would enjoy Munich…there is so much to see and do there. Munich is a good city to use as a starting place for visiting the beautiful region of Bavaria.

  53. Jen says:

    What a beautiful place to visit! We are going to Great Britain after the first of the year and I would dearly love to travel over to Germany for a day or two. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful travels!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jen, I’m glad that you enjoyed the post. I know that there are many flights in and out of London. We flew on British Air from Heathrow and it is an easy flight.

  54. canalcook says:

    Such beautiful photos. My friend was living there last year and I never got to visit, but another friend has just moved there so fingers crossed!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Lacey, for your nice compliment. I’m glad that you enjoyed the photos of Munich. I do hope that you get a chance to visit your friend while they are living in Munich. I know you will love it. You will get to see it with someone that is living there…that will be great.

  55. Sophie33 says:

    What a lovely virtual tour of Munich! I love Munich too. I have been there a couple of times & am in love with this wonderful city! You captured it very well! Lovely pics too! Excellent food dishes too! MMM! Keep on travelling & enjoying yourself on the way! :) Dining & wining too! xxx

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Sophie, for your lovely compliment. I’m glad that your enjoyed the post and photos. I totally agree with you about Munich being a wonderful city to visit.

  56. Oh yes. I want to visit. Lovely set of images to whet my appetite.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Donna, I’m glad that you enjoyed the post and photos. I enjoy sharing the places that I enjoy traveling to…it gives you an idea of cities that you might like to visit as well. Thank you for your nice comment.

  57. This post brings back many nice memories!! Oktober fest what experience for a young Italian girl who drank mainly wine!! I love Munich very nice city, amazingly beautiful when the sun is shining!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rita, It is nice to know that I brought back nice memories of your time spent in Munich during Oktoberfest…you must have had a great time. Munich really is a beautiful city…especially when the sun is shining brightly.

  58. Wow, you photos are fabulous. Brings back sweet memories of our trip to Munich a few years ago. I was not a food blogger then but this time if I visit Munich again, I will definitely take lots of food photos.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Quay Po, Thank you for stopping by to visit and your lovely compliment. I’m glad that you enjoyed my photos of Munich and that they brought back memories of your visit there.

  59. ladyfi says:

    The architecture is lovely! Looks like a place I should visit.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ladyfi, The architecture in Munich really is quite lovely. If you ever have a chance to travel to Germany, I would put Munich on the list of wonderful cities to visit.

  60. I’ve never been to Bavaria but after reading this, I want to hop on a plane there! :D

  61. I used to live near Munich and visited a couple of times – looks like you have seen more of it than me, though :)

  62. wonderful photo essay of your Bavarian experience. gorgeous duck!

  63. Karen, so you had a chance to dine at one of Alfons Schuhbeck´s famed restaurants – I only “met” him at a cooking show/booksigning (I should rather call this a “stampede”, I could not believe my eyes when I saw the crowds surrounding Mr. Schuhbeck) in Cologne last year but never had a chance to enjoy his food but I do own a few of his cookbooks. He is a real “star” around here. And Munich is so absolutely wonderful – I should visit again soon!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Andrea, We had a chance to eat in Schubeck’s main restaurant two years ago for lunch and it was wonderful. We thought that our salads at his Orlando restaurant were imaginative and good. We have shopped at his spice store twice for things I find hard to get at home…this year it was salts.

  64. Sartenada says:

    It has been about twenty years when we visited Munich. Your lovely photos returned to my mind memories of our trip. Thank You.

  65. cabinet stew says:

    wow you have really opened my eyes up to Munich and all Germany has to offer! Thank you for being my travel guide!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Carol, I’m glad you have enjoyed my posts…happy to be your travel guide anytime. My husband and I find ourselves returning to Munich and Germany often. It truly is a great country to visit. Thank you for your nice compliment.

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