This is going to be my first entry on traveling and I’m so nervous. I love traveling, it makes me feel alive, I love the feeling to be on the road, to meet the people you love and to meet new people and I also love to get back with many memories and new experiences. But nowadays everyone travels the world so that stories about traveling and seeing new places is nothing really special anymore and you can find blogs on traveling like sand on the sea. Anyway, from time to time I’m going to share some hidden tips for places I have visited.
I would have never thought that Munich would be the first review I would write in my travel section. I would have to say a thousand things about Berlin or Madrid but…Munich is now my first trip with this blog. It was not the first time that I have been to Munich but this year I was perfectly in time for the Oktoberfest (which I haven’t seen actually, shame on me). In my mind, I have a thousand negative stereotypes about Munich and actually even after the second time I have been there, I still cannot say that it would be a city I love or a city where I feel alive. Nevertheless if you ever have the chance to visit Munich, do so because there are still some interesting things to see.
First of all, the architecture is amazing. The whole inner city seems to be so organized and structured and when you walk down the street from Odeonsplatz towards Giselastraße (U-Bahn station) you can admire all the university buildings which represent some historical mood.
Since I’m always looking for the different, the unorganized and the individual, my highest recommendation for Munich is Glockenbackviertel. For me it contains some Berlin atmosphere and you can loose yourself in small streets with different cafés and shops or walking towards the Gärtnerplatz where are a lot of nice restaurants, bars and cafés. One evening we went to a wonderful, yet totally different bar called Zephyr. Its always totally crowed on the weekend, so if you want to catch a space, come before 11pm. They are famous for their home made cocktails, freshly and often with individual preferences made. The atmosphere is really cosy since the interior design is mostly black with a lot of small lights.
Besides discovering the nightlife of Munich, you should at least visit Englischer Garten once. While walking towards Eisbach, you can see people surfing there. Its truly amazing and fascinating. I was standing there for at least half an hour and it just calmed me down.
If you need a break from all the walking (I’m always discovering a city through walking, you get to see most of it), then you could go to Königin 43 which is nearby Englischer Garten. If you prefer something more cosy and small and you need the perfect hangover breakfast, you should go to Corso, where you can get your freshly made eggs in all variations.
If you have the chance, you should discover Munich by night while driving. I did that with a Drive Now Car and it was so wonderful and calm.
I love to be on the road, it makes me feel alive. So sooner or later you’ll get a new entry on traveling.