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Munich and such

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Munich was full of surprises. The first of which was the fact that Crow and I were going to arrive on separate trains and at different times in Munich. Waking up from a nap on our train after a two and half hour snoozer, I decided to hop off at the next train station and grab some grub while Crow stays aboard with our luggage. Hangry-ness was setting in. I hop off the train having five minutes to grab some grub before it leaves Regensburg, Germany bound for Munich. I sprint to get sandwiches, the server takes her time making them, I run to the wrong platform, sprint up and then down 3 flights of stairs to see my train starting to move. The scene ends with me running down the platform of the train, food in one hand and my other hand banging on the window of which Crow is on the other side of trying to open. Should I hand him the food through the window? Should I try another door? Shall I jump on the caboose as it passes by? No and I miss my train. I wait around the station for a couple of hours in the cold German countryside for the next train to Munich. Great start. We were looking back and laughing the moment we were reunited at the Munich Hauptbahnhof train station though! Then the second surprise, we actually rented out a Bavarian Art Studio as a flat to stay in. The place was bizarre but definitely still had style.
The mannequin at the top of the stairs creeped me out in a major way. There was art everywhere, along with a record player and an accordion. It was in a great location though so it was a great place. The first day we walked around City Centre, snacking on roadies while looking for wifi.
We ended up stopping at Museum of the Five Continents which had some "culturally enlightening" stuff. I enjoyed looking at all of the ancient weapons and machines. Our second day in Munich was the best. It was the best because it was game day. Callie bought two tickets for Crow and I to see Bayern Munich at their home stadium, the Allianz Arena. She's simply the best. We were ready. Had our new FC Bayern gear and were ready to get our game day started in the original Haufbrauhaus, having beer with all the local fans.
After enjoying quality German craft beer, we rode the train to the stadium with all the other fans. Then we arrived to see the Allianz lit up in solid red for FC Bayern.
The seats couldn't have been more perfect.
Bayern won the game 2-0. Such an unreal experience. All of the fans signing in unison with harsh German accents. Loved every second of it.
The next day we toured the BMW museum and hiked to the highest point in Munich, atop the center of the '72 Olympic Park. One of the most spectacular views I've ever beheld. After that, we headed to the train station to hop on our red-eye rail night train to Berlin.

Posted by blakeabassett 08:30 Archived in Germany

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