A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Munich, a favourite city of mine. I've often been there in the winter but walking around in warmer temperatures really appealed to me. There are so many impressive buildings around every corner......
|The National Theatre, home to the Bavarian State Opera|
and the Bavarian State Ballet
There's an abundance of cafés, beer gardens and restaurants with terraces too. One of the advantages of visiting at this time of year is being able to eat and drink al fresco!
Paulaner is one of the well-known brands of beer. It has been brewed in the city since 1634 and is now exported to over 70 countries around the world!
|A traditional wiener schnitzel|
served with cranberry sauce
When travelling, I enjoy wandering around local markets and Viktualienmarkt, in the centre of Munich, is a favourite of mine.
|I can recommend the coffee|
at Kaffee Rösterei too!
I was determined to climb the 306 steps to the top of the tower of St Peterskirche. Although I was beginning to regret it half way up, I'm glad I persevered as I was rewarded with a spectacular 360 degree view.
The 'onion' towers of the Frauenkirche
have become a symbol of the city
Munich is renowned for its beautiful churches and the interior of Michaelskirche (St Michael's Church) is truly spectacular and filled with light.
Of course there were plenty of coffee (and cake) breaks during this trip......Day 1, I had no hesitation in choosing the 'Provence,' a work of art, at Maelu. There was a layer of chocolate sponge, mousse with a hint of lavender and chocolate cream in the centre.....divine!
No trip to Munich would be complete without a visit to Wirmachen Cupcakes.......
....and I stumbled across White Rabbit's Room, a very cute café and gift shop.
Brenner is one of our favourite restaurants in the city and their desserts are particularly special too!
|Cappuccino and a Spanische Vanilletorte|
I'd read about Nymphenburg Palace and knew it would be worth the fifteen minute tram ride out into the suburbs but it was so much bigger and grander than I expected ......
The Baroque style palace was the summer residence of the former Bavarian monarchs. It was commissioned in 1664 but has been extended and gradually transformed over the years.
It was the perfect day to wander around the beautiful grounds....
The Pagodenburg is a pretty two-storey octagonal pavilion built in the early 18th century.....
Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers and they were in full bloom in the Botanical Gardens. A stunning display.....
Summer in Munich, wonderful!
To read about our previous trips to Munich click here