Munich, Germany

I’ve been planning a vacation for a few years to take my two sons to Africa, and this was the year that the stars all aligned to allow it happen. But facing a 22 hours trip to Johannesburg was daunting, so I took advantage of the layover to spend a week in Europe. Because we flew Lufthansa, our layover began in Munich.

Munich is an interesting blend of modern and historic. The most impressive building is the Town Hall in Marienplatz. While it’s glockenspiel may seem tame my today’s technological standards, it certainly provides an entertaining glimpse at historical importance of Germany engineering.

Here are a few other scenes from Old Town Munich. The Altstadt is an interesting blend of modern city life and old historical buildings.

On a somber note, we also visited Dachau concentration camp. While it wasn’t the most deadly of the German Concentration Camps, about 32,000 people dies here. Most of the other 200,000 people who past through these gates went on to other camps.

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3 Responses to Munich, Germany

  1. Sonya says:

    Wow, you have some great photos! Thank-you for bringing back the memories! We visited a few years ago and also went to the Town Hall and Dachau. @ Michael, the food (to us) was great! If you like sausages, the display case in the average shop was quite impressive!!! It was also lovely after France not to worry about reservations, as there is plenty of seating in any beer hall or restaurant with their huge communal tables. Hope you and your sons have wonderful travels!!!

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