Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pre Christmas break in Munich, Germany

Munich is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps, the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg. We visited Munich in December 2008 for a pre Christmas break, whilst cold it was a great time to visit the city and to enjoy the atmosphere of the Christmas markets.

Most people think of Munich for the Oktoberfest. For two weeks, the Oktoberfest attracts millions of people visiting its beer tents ("Bierzelte") and fairground attractions. So when in Munich if you can't make the Oktoberfest try to visit of the Bierkellers to savour the atmosphere and enjoy the food, pork knuckle is delicious.

The shops in Munich are fantastic so a weekend break to do your Christmas shopping, visit the markets and enjoy some " hearty" food is a must. I have to be honest and say that it was freezing hence the lack of good photos from this trip which is a shame as Munich is a beautiful city.