Category Munich

Europe 2022 – Munich, Part Five

June 25 – 27 The next morning, given the long lead time between waking up and eventually getting food on the plane, we opted to enjoy the hotel breakfast at 12-Euros apiece and were very glad to have done so as it came a close second to the one we had experienced at the Meininger […]

Europe 2022 – Munich, Part Four

June 25 – 27 Having been to Munich so many times in the past and although it seems hard to believe from these last couple of posts that all we did while here was drink beer, in fact we’ve hit almost all the major tourist spots.  These would be, in no particular order:   In […]

Europe 2022 – Munich, Part Three

June 25 – 27 We entered the BMW Museum on the ground floor and then worked our way to the top of the “salad bowl or white cauldron” via a spiral walkway then wound our way back down a floor or two, the exhibits here focusing on the company’s sustainability initiatives.  From the first-floor ground […]

Europe 2022 – Munich, Part Two

June 25 – 27 After finishing up our welcome drinks at the Premier, we made our way up the street to Karlsplatz, which is the gateway on Neuhauser Strasse to Munich’s pedestrian only historic center and its highpoint, the Marienplatz.  Our destination was a familiar one, unique in that of all of the towns we […]

Europe 2022 – Munich, Part One

June 25 – 27 Given that our train trip to Munich this day would take less than two hours, we opted for a late morning departure that would get us into town around 2:30, just before check-in at Premier Inn Munich City Zentrum Hotel, our hotel for the duration.  We left the Pensione with an […]

Europe – Why Do We Love It So 1977, Part Two

And so, I arrived in Calais, bidding my German acquaintances a fond auf Wiedersehen and wondering what opportunities I might have passed up in doing so.  The road taken though doesn’t allow for much looking back or regrets as I purchased my passage across the channel and prepared to wait for the next ferry.  It […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Los Angeles

June 11 – 13 Our three nights in Los Angeles would follow a familiar pattern, visiting old haunts, seeing good friends, maybe a bike ride or two and best of all, an obligatory dinner at Paco’s.  And that is pretty much how it went, a lot of it old news to those who follow this […]

Europe 2014 – Fussen – Buy One Get One Free Castle

Timeline: September 22nd Monday would be a full day with our planned drive a couple of hours into the Bavarian Alps to take in both Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein before checking in to our hotel, the Zum Hecten in Fussen. Our departure in the morning was a little complicated as Marty needed to pick up a […]

Europe 2014 – Fest 3 – Escape from Oktoberfest

Timeline: September 19th – 21st We all arose the next morning, Sunday, none too worse for wear and with just a few rough edges showing. John Greely was to fly back to London later in the afternoon and so by late morning we all gathered to make our way back to central Munich for a […]

Europe 2014 – Fest 2 – Oktoberfest from a Locals Perspective

Timeline: September 19th – 21st The plan for the Saturday of Fest was to venture to Marienplatz at 10:00 am for a two hour guided tour of Munich (through the TI), then meet up with Marcus (Marty’s distributor in Munich) and Jeff (Marty’s business partner) back at the hotel around 3:00pm in order to make […]