Reaching for the Sky - Munich...
Reaching for the Sky - Munich is a city of monuments and statutes; I chanced upon this gigantic art piece in the Schwabing area. The explanatory notes were all in German, hence I didn't manage to find out the 'history' behind it.
I was really amazed at how much of the seemingly ancient architecture in Munich you see is actually post war reconstruction (like a lot of what you see here) and take my hat off to the citizens of Munich for going to such painstaking lengths to return its old centre to its former glory with such fantastic attention to detail. Would that all European cities be so protective of their heritage!
Dress like a local
In order to blend in while visiting Munich it is essential to wear traditional clothes. These are available to buy in shops all around the city. This American tourist from Wisconsin, Al Weissburger, arrived in plaid pants and a baseball cap yesterday but now looks as if he has spent in whole life in Bavaria.
Comfortable shoes, sandles, forget the high heels The hair dryer and curling iron etc, have to have an adapter, and I founf it was mor4e convenient to buy a cheap hairdryer in Munchen, then to lug one around with you Again, sunscreen, your outside alot in Munchen, you might not think you would burn, (like Hawaii) but really, you can, so wear the sunscreen The fashion in , and seems to have always been pretty classic, sheck out Sisley for some typical, nice clothes(men/women)
ZAM - Extraordinary Museums indeed!!!!!!!!
The ZAM (Zentrum für außergewöhnliche Museen = Center for extraordinary museems) is a museum consisting of several small museums:
- a pedal car museum
- the potty museum
- the Sissi museum (Sissi was the last Austrian empress)
- an Easterbunny museum
- a "bourdalou" museum
- a perfume bottle/flacon museum
- a guardian angel museum
It is really excing and fun and you should try to visit!
Here is the address:
Westenriederstr. 41, 80331 München