The next day in Munich was spent mainly in the city centre. We actually took public transport for the entire day instead of driving around. I thought the public transport in Edinburgh was good, but damn it was miles better in Munich. We bought a group day ticket for 12.20 euros, which you can use for buses, subways and trains for as many times as you want in a day, it was so easy to find your way around. But if you are going to do the same thing, remember to use a ticket machine to mark your ticket the first time you use it.

Also it was really gloomy and rainy for the entire day, so all the photos are very contrast-y and 'dramatic'.

 SUN 19.06

 MUNICH

 MARIENPLATZ


It was pretty easy to get to Marienplatz from our hotel, we just had to get a bus and then the subway. We had this tourist map that had a few tourist attractions in Marienplatz, so we spent the entire morning walking around and trying to find everywhere. We found the New and Old Town Hall, and the National Theatre, and we just took some photos outside and ticked them off the map. We also found the Viktualienmarkt, which is an outdoors market, and we had originally planned to get lunch in some of the market stalls, but unfortunately they were all closed due to the rain. Afterwards, I actually went up the New Town Hall tower (the tickets are pretty cheap, it was only 1 euro for a student, plus you don't have to climb the stairs since there is an elevator that leads you to the top) and took loads of photos of the view of Munich from the top.


When we were trying to find all the places in Marienplatz, and some places just outside of Marienplatz, we thought everything was a lot further a part than they actually are. So for one place (can't remember where exactly it was), we actually took the subway for one stop and when we got outside of the underground station, we realised that it was like less than 0.5 miles away from where we were before...

 RESIDENZ


Walking around the Residenz took absolutely hours, and if it weren't for the guided arrows, we would have most definitely gotten lost. I was so awestruck by the interiors of the Residenz, especially the details in the ceiling paintings. For example, the photo that is right above this chunk of text is of a ceiling that is painted so that if you were to stand in the centre of the room and looked upwards, the optical illusion would make it seem as if the room was taller. It is much more impressive in real life, although I did spent about 70% of the tour looking at ceilings, which made me quite lightheaded. There was another ceiling artwork that was quite memorable (by memorable, I mean that I can actually remember brief parts of it as opposed to none), the theme was law, and there were several smaller paintings surrounding the central painting, and each represented an aspect of law (like nature's law, justice, etc.).


If you are thinking of visiting Munich, I would definitely recommend a tour around the Residenz. The place is so grand, but there is a lot of history and beautiful artworks in there. Walking around there has reminded me of the commoner that I am.

Next up is the Neuschwanstein Castle. (it looks like something from a fairy tale)
The next day in Munich was spent mainly in the city centre. We actually took public transport for the entire day instead of driving around. I thought the public transport in Edinburgh was good, but damn it was miles better in Munich. We bought a group day ticket for 12.20 euros, which you can use for buses, subways and trains for as many times as you want in a day, it was so easy to find your way around. But if you are going to do the same thing, remember to use a ticket machine to mark your ticket the first time you use it.

Also it was really gloomy and rainy for the entire day, so all the photos are very contrast-y and 'dramatic'.

 SUN 19.06

 MUNICH

 MARIENPLATZ


It was pretty easy to get to Marienplatz from our hotel, we just had to get a bus and then the subway. We had this tourist map that had a few tourist attractions in Marienplatz, so we spent the entire morning walking around and trying to find everywhere. We found the New and Old Town Hall, and the National Theatre, and we just took some photos outside and ticked them off the map. We also found the Viktualienmarkt, which is an outdoors market, and we had originally planned to get lunch in some of the market stalls, but unfortunately they were all closed due to the rain. Afterwards, I actually went up the New Town Hall tower (the tickets are pretty cheap, it was only 1 euro for a student, plus you don't have to climb the stairs since there is an elevator that leads you to the top) and took loads of photos of the view of Munich from the top.


When we were trying to find all the places in Marienplatz, and some places just outside of Marienplatz, we thought everything was a lot further a part than they actually are. So for one place (can't remember where exactly it was), we actually took the subway for one stop and when we got outside of the underground station, we realised that it was like less than 0.5 miles away from where we were before...

 RESIDENZ


Walking around the Residenz took absolutely hours, and if it weren't for the guided arrows, we would have most definitely gotten lost. I was so awestruck by the interiors of the Residenz, especially the details in the ceiling paintings. For example, the photo that is right above this chunk of text is of a ceiling that is painted so that if you were to stand in the centre of the room and looked upwards, the optical illusion would make it seem as if the room was taller. It is much more impressive in real life, although I did spent about 70% of the tour looking at ceilings, which made me quite lightheaded. There was another ceiling artwork that was quite memorable (by memorable, I mean that I can actually remember brief parts of it as opposed to none), the theme was law, and there were several smaller paintings surrounding the central painting, and each represented an aspect of law (like nature's law, justice, etc.).


If you are thinking of visiting Munich, I would definitely recommend a tour around the Residenz. The place is so grand, but there is a lot of history and beautiful artworks in there. Walking around there has reminded me of the commoner that I am.

Next up is the Neuschwanstein Castle. (it looks like something from a fairy tale)

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