When Heidi and I arrived in Munich we couldn't go into our hostel because it was only about 7:00 am. So we dropped off our bags and started walking down the street looking for breakfast. We turned down one street and this guy started to follow us. Eventually we went into a pastry shop, and the owner chased the man away. Even though he didn't speak English he and two of his customers waited with us until we were sure the guy following us was gone. It was a great way learn what a friendly people Germans are. I'll never forget that store owner.
These towers are a common site here. I just love the way they look against the sky.
Beauty and Function in the University
Die Grosse Aula: the great auditorium. (The final word is pronounced: OWL-ah)
Located in the Main Bldg of LMU, the Aula was one of the few large meeting spaces that escaped major damage in the wake of WWII bomb attacks. As such, it functioned as the site for governmental reconstruction after the war. The new Bavarian Constitution was ratified here and the first freely-elected postwar Bavarian legislature met in this room.
It also served as concert hall to the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under Wilhelm Furtwaengler in the postwar years.
Objects d'art convey the essence of the arts and sciences. The Aula is decorated with plaster placques that trace the roots of modern democracy from ancient civilizations. The artistic legacy of ancient Greece dominates the stage with large gold mosaics depicting Apollo in a blazing chariot surrounded by 4 Muses. In a nod to astronomy, the balcony houses an astrological clock that displays the constellations of the northern hemisphere.
While not generally open to the public, the Aula is on view at times when it becomes the venue for university festivities and holiday concerts.
recycling, recycling, recycling ... to much??? I don't think is to much .. we all should learn of it ... but for someone like me that ... have all the plastics bags that I want in the supermarket free ... that is not use to pay a tax for taking a plastic bottle ... that ... is not use to been ask for money for each little plastics bags of ketchup in Mc'donals ...:))) and thousands of examples .... its strange ...
yes ... we should learn of it ...
BUT ... I DIDN'T KNEW IT WHEN I FIRST WHENT THERE and I DID'T NOTICE THEY WHERE PUTING ME A TAX FOR MY PLASTICS BOTTLES ... AND THAT I COULD HAD HAVE THE MONEY BACK
it was not the same at Bamberg ... not so ... exaggerated (ok, ok is not exaggerated ... just we must learn)
Pack a small heating stove
Most small hotels in Munich do not provide a small kettle for boiling water, so if you are one not to spend about 7 euro for breakfast, and would like hot coffee in your room, pack a small heating stove (or element) with a metal cup, to boil your water. Of course, remember to bring your packaged instant coffee or powdered soup.
Neuschwanstein was built from 1868 by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and is probably the best known castle in the world. It is a mixture of styles and the initial blueprint was penned by a theatre designer rather than an architect.
The castle was built 2000m above the valley floor and its centre piece became the lavish Sängersaal (Minstrel's Hall) where Ludwig could indulge in his obsession with Wagner and medieval knights. Rather madly, for all the money spent on it, when it was finished in 1886 the first sky scrapers in America were being built.
Its near Füssen, southwest of Munich